Three NASA scholarship opportunities open

NASA OSSI website

Applications for three different NASA scholarships are now open to those planning to major in science, technology, engineering or math.

The application deadlines are May 16, 2014.

NASA Scholars

Eligible students include graduating high school seniors, undergraduates who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later, and community college students with at least two years remaining at the community college.

The NASA Scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, plus a $6,000 stipend for a 10-week summer internship at a NASA center in 2015.

NASA Aeronautics Scholars

Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship.

Undergraduates should be pursuing a degree in aeronautical engineering or related field of study at an accredited U.S. college/university and have at least two years of full-time study left to complete. Current juniors are not eligible for undergraduate funding unless they expect to complete their undergraduate degree in spring of 2016 or later. Juniors enrolled in a joint baccalaureate-master’s degree program may also be eligible.

Graduate students must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor’s degrees by Fall 2014. Potential applicants to the program may also be in their final year of undergraduate study and already accepted into a master’s or doctoral program. Fields of study must focus on aeronautics-related research such as, but not limited to, air traffic management research and integrated vehicle health management.

The undergraduate award includes up to $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for education-related expenses, plus up to a $10,000 stipend for a summer internship at a NASA center.

The graduate award includes a $35,000 annual stipend, up to $11,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for tuition and other education related expenses, and two $10,000 summer internships at a NASA Center.

NASA MUREP Scholars

The MUREP Scholarship focuses on supporting underserved and underrepresented students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). These include but are not limited to women, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with military service.

Eligible students include graduating high school seniors, undergraduates who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later, and community college students at MSI institution who have at least two years remaining at the their community college.

MSIs are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) as recognized by the Department of Education. Here in Washington state these schools include Northwest Indian College and Columbia Basin College, among others.

The NASA MUREP Scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, plus a $6,000 stipend for a 10-week summer internship at a NASA center in 2015.

How to Apply

All applications are made through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI). Applicants should be sure to select “scholarship” for the type of application.

For more information or to apply, go to intern.nasa.gov/

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