“STEM” to the Future – Incoming Freshman Scholarships – Deadline June 30, 2010

Scholarships of $500 per student will be awarded through a competitive process to students attending high schools across Oregon. These awards will be in October of 2010 (upon proof of enrollment at an Oregon Space Grant affiliated institution).

This scholarship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and is designed to expose new students to degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and math. Individuals from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Four (4) awards will be offered during the 2010-11 academic year to incoming freshman students considering majors in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Dates | Deadlines – “STEM” to the Future – Incoming Freshman Scholarships
For the 2010-11 academic year competition, dates and deadlines for all member colleges and universities are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2010
  • Award Selections: August 4, 2010
  • Enrollment Certification Deadline: September 27, 2010
  • Award Disbursement ($500): October 2010


  • High School Seniors as of April 30, 2010 who meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Student intends to enroll at an affiliated 2-Year or 4-Year institution (see list in Section I of this guide) during the period of the award
  • Student is interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or associate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) discipline, including math/science education
  • Student provides a certificate of enrollment to an Oregon Space Grant affiliated institution (see page 3 of this guide) no later than October 1, 2010
  • Student has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Student is a U.S. Citizen

Required Application Materials – “STEM” to the Future – Incoming Freshman Scholarships

  • Student Essay: Please answer the following questions in your essay (Suggested length 250-300 words).  What are your interests in the science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) fields and what areas would you like to explore in your academic career?  How do these “STEM” interests relate to your future career goals?
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters should specifically address your qualifications for this scholarship and must be submitted on letterhead with complete contact information and signature. Inclusion of letters with the application package is preferred but recommendations will be accepted separately if received by the stated deadline.
  • Academic Transcript: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Details regarding this opportunity are available online in the Oregon NASA Space Grant 2010-11 Scholarship Guide available at the following link: 2010-11 OSGC Scholarship Guide

Flyer for the STEM to the Future Scholarship Program: STEMtothefuture


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