2012-2013 Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

A major goal of the NC Space Grant Consortium is to help produce the engineers and scientists of the future. While opportunities for careers in aerospace have expanded, the number of talented students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has declined.
The NC Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program funded by NASA with the goals of:

The Undergraduate Scholarship requires awardees to establish a relationship with a faculty member and a NC Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholar or Graduate Fellow from the same discipline during the award period. NC Space Grant will assist each awardee in identifying the appropriate individuals and in making the initial contact with faculty and other students.

Applicants should have an academic background that demonstrates a strong interest and ability in STEM, reflected by the completion of a significant number of these courses with high achievement. The student should have the necessary academic coursework and preparation to be successful in a STEM major at the institution. Applicants should also possess a strong interest in a STEM-related career demonstrated by participation in extracurricular activities and prior school projects in STEM. Prior participation in research, NASA programs or similar STEM-related educational programs, both formal and informal, would also indicate the student has a good chance of sustaining interest in STEM. Applications are evaluated based upon a student's academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and exhibited leadership qualities.

Award Level

Academic year: $1,000.00

Eligibility Requirements

The Undergraduate Scholarship applicant must be:

Applicants are eligible to receive one Undergraduate Scholarship during their academic studies.

Applying for an Undergraduate Scholarship

The 2012-2013 application period is open through February 24, 2012.

Applicants must click new user registration button to begin application
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST February 24, 2012

(Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by February 29, 2012)
Awards will be announced by mid April 2012.

Apply here.

Interested students must complete an online application (see link above). Please read all program guidelines including applicant eligibility and reporting requirements before submitting your application. The application must be submitted online and all information must be complete or the application will not be reviewed. The key components of the application are discussed in more detail below.

Awardee Requirements

Selected students are required to conduct a series of campus interviews that includes: their NC Space Grant Campus Director, a NC Space Grant Research Scholar or Fellow, and two interviews with faculty members who are conducting aerospace-related research on their campus of interest to the student.

At the completion of the award period, but no later than June 30, 2013, the scholarship recipient must submit a brief, written report on their experience as a NC Space Grant Undergraduate Scholar. The report should address:

Additionally, awardees must:

For questions, please contact:
Tom Knott, Technology and Communications Specialist
NC Space Grant
911 Oval Drive
Engineering Building III, Room 4171
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
tom_knott@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-4240

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