Astronaut Scholarship Foundation - Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description

* The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology in the future by supporting promising students in science and engineering. * Scholarship candidates must be nominated by faculty members. Students may not apply directly for the scholarship. * Scholarship nominees must be U.S. citizens. * Scholarship nominees must be engineering or natural or applied science (e.g. astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, computer science) or mathematics students with intentions to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degrees. Students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not eligible for the scholarship. However, those intending to perform biomedical research are eligible. * At the time of nomination, scholarship candidates must be at least second year (sophomore) college students, have excellent grades, and have participated in lab and research work in their field. With this background, the student is fairly well committed to continuing on this course. * The Astronaut Scholarship is awarded only to students during their junior or senior year, or to Masters students. In some cases students may carry their awards to a second year. * Scholarship nominees are those students who have shown initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field. Special consideration is not given to aeronautical/astronautical engineering students or those intending to pursue careers as astronauts. * Scholarship nominees and recipients must be attending one of the following cooperating educational institutions: o Georgia Institute of Technology o Harvey Mudd College o Miami University (Ohio) o North Carolina A&T State University o North Carolina State University o North Dakota State University o Pennsylvania State University o Purdue University o Syracuse University o Texas A&M University o Tufts University o University of Central Florida o University of Colorado o University of Kentucky o University of Michigan o University of Minnesota o University of Oklahoma o University of Washington o Washington University (St. Louis) * The scholarship candidates are nominated by faculty in their department to a university-wide committee. The university committee selects their best two candidates and submits these nominees to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Committee. * The ASF Scholarship Committee selects one recipient from each school and presents the candidates to the ASF Board of Directors for approval. If both nominees from a school are deemed unqualified, the scholarship will not be awarded to the school. 

Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2017-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
6225 Vectorspace Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32780

Contact Person: Contact: Linn LeBlanc, Exec. Dir.

Phone: Telephone: (321) 455-7011

Fax: Fax: (321) 264-9176"