Space Scholarship Offers Unique Opportunity

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Application Deadline Jan. 14

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – For students aiming for a career in space or aeronautics, new scholarships will soon be available to help make those dreams come true.

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission is offering college scholarships to students interested in pursing careers in space-related fields. (Image courtesy NASA)

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 14.

About 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships will be awarded by NASA to students in an aeronautical engineering program or related field.

Undergraduate students who have at least two years of study remaining will receive up to $15,000 per year for two years and the opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend by interning at a NASA research center during the summer.

Graduate students will receive a $35,000 stipend per year and $11,000 for educational expenses for up to three years, with an opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend interning at a NASA research center for up to two consecutive summers. Graduate students also must apply under a specific research topic to align with NASA’s aeronautics research programs.

Students not committed to a specific academic institution or program still may apply. If accepted, they must be admitted by fall 2013 into an aeronautical engineering program or related field of study at an accredited U.S. university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Scholarship money may be used for tuition and other school-related expenses.

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate conducts cutting-edge, fundamental and integrated systems research in traditional and emerging disciplines. The intent is to help transform the nation’s air transportation system and support development of future air and space vehicles.

The directorate’s goals include improving airspace capacity and flexibility, aviation safety, and aircraft performance, as well as minimizing the environmental footprint of aviation by reducing overall noise, engine emissions and fuel usage.

For details about this scholarship program, a list of available research topics for graduate students, and the application process, visit http://nasa.asee.org/.


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