Aerospace Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description

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 academic year and/or
a $3,500 stipend during summer (must be specified in 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 (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 aerospace-related careers
Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Must be U.S. citizen
Must enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions
Must have completed at least two years of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) undergraduate program and be classified as a junior or senior during the academic year (must have at least junior status by summer if choosing this option)
Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA’s mission
Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Please check the website for any changes in deadline of application

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award:

Max Award: 8500

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Virginia Space Grant Consortium
600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2253
Hampton, VA 23666

Contact Person: Aerospace Undergraduate Research Scholarship Prgm

Phone: 757-766-5210

Fax: 757-766-5205