OSGC Undergraduate Scholarships – Deadline June 30, 2010

Scholarships of $3,000 per student will be awarded through a competitive process to individuals attending OSGC member colleges and universities. These awards will be offered in two disbursements, the first award in the amount of $1,500 in October of 2010, and the second disbursement in the amount of $1,500 in March of 2011 (upon proof of satisfactory academic progress and submission of brief 1-page essay/statement of participation).

This scholarship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in science, engineering, and the aerospace industry. These scholarships are specifically intended to retain students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or STEM education majors. Individuals from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Note: Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.

Eight (8) awards will be offered during the 2010-11 academic year to freshman, sophomore, and junior level students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and STEM education. Students must be enrolled at Oregon Space Grant member institutions and must provide proof of both successful academic progress and continued work in a STEM discipline.

Dates | Deadlines – OSGC Undergraduate 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
  • First Award Disbursement ($1,500): October 2010
  • Second Award Disbursement ($1,500): March 2011

Eligibility
Scholarships are open to students who are Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors as of April 30, 2010 who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Student is enrolled at an affiliated 2-Year or 4-Year institution (see scholarship guide) during the period of the award
  • Student is pursuing a baccalaureate or associate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline, including math or science education
  • Student maintains good academic standing
  • Student is a U.S. Citizen

Required Application Materials – OSGC Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Letter of Intent: Indicate your career goals as they relate to NASA. How will this scholarship contribute to your goals? Describe how your career choice will benefit the science, engineering, and/or aerospace community at large. Include other information that you believe qualifies you for scholarship consideration. (Suggested length 250-300 words)
  • Student Resume: Include relevant employment, education, and extra-curricular activities. Resume should also provide current contact information including email, phone, and mailing address.
  • 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. Note: If sent electronically (either with the application package or separately) letters of recommendation must be sent from the email account of the individual making the recommendation or submitted as a signed, scanned document. Please use the email/mailing address listed in Section VII of the scholarship guide.
  • Academic Transcript: An unofficial transcript printed from the student account of the college or university website is acceptable.
  • Completed Combined Application Form

Renewals
Renewal disbursements, scheduled for March of 2011, will be awarded upon submission of a brief student statement and unofficial transcript proving successful academic progress. A formal request for these materials will be sent via email prior to the renewal date.

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

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