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Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program

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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The VSGC Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $8,500 to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance.

Awards are one-year, non-renewable scholarships. Students may apply for the following:

A $3,000 student stipend during the 2017-18 academic year and

A $3,500 stipend during summer 2017 or 2018 (must be specified in the application) plus,

$1,000 research allocation for materials and travel to support research activities conducted during the academic year and/or

$1,000 research allocation during the summer 2017 or 2018 (if doing summer research).

The maximum award per year cannot exceed $8,500. This is a competitive scholarship program, funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia contributions, with the goals of:

Promoting undergraduate aerospace research while recognizing high academic achievement and promise

Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females, and students with disabilities in STEM related careers ?Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Must be a U.S. citizen

Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions: Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, The College of William and Mary, or Hampton University

Must have completed at least two years of a STEM undergraduate program and be classified as a junior or senior during the 2017-2018 academic year (must have at least junior status by summer 2017 if choosing this option)

Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in STEM and supporting NASA's mission

Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Must not graduate before May 2018.

Application Deadline: 2/5/2019
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Participating Institution(s):
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Virginia Space Grant Consortium (Lead)
Hampton University
Old Dominion University
University of Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
College of William and Mary

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields

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This program is funded by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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