Undergraduate Scholarships

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Undergraduate Scholarships

About NASA Space Grant Scholarships

The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium offers scholarships for students in science, engineering, or math at Washington State University. These competitive scholarships are based on academic achievement, a personal essay, a recommendation from a faculty mentor, and future academic promise. At WSU we are directing these funds to undergraduates who are conducting undergraduate research under the tutelage of a WSU faculty mentor. This program is designed to help students participate in supervised engineering and science research at an early stage in their academic careers.

To apply:

  • Submit an application (found at http://www.wsgc.wsu.edu).
  • In addition to personal information you will need the following:
    • Your mentor’s name and email address.
    • The title or short description of your project.
    • A one page “statement of interest”. The essay should explain your interest in an area of science or engineering broadly related to activities supported by NASA.
  • A letter of recommendation will be requested from the faculty mentor named in the application.

To be eligible for a NASA Space Grant, you must:

  • Have a faculty mentor who will supervise your research project during the duration of the scholarship period.
  • Have a research project in a field broadly related to activities supported by NASA.
  • Be a U. S. citizen.

Other requirements - Awardees are required to:

  • Submit an abstract to the 2015 WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) and if it is accepted, prepare a poster to explain your research and its results. You will be informed of the date and deadline for the abstract at a later time.
  • Acknowledge funding from the NASA Space Grant on the poster.
  • Submit a one page summary of the funded research and explain how it will help in your future academic work or career goals. This summary is due April 17, 2015.
  • Undergraduate scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded to students of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Architecture. Scholarships are awarded for the spring 2015 semester. Students may reapply for the NASA Space Grant Scholarships. The Washington NASA Space Grant program values diversity and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

    Deadline for applications for Spring 2015 is Dec. 19, 2014.

    For questions, contact

    Engineering
    Professor David P. Field
    School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
    Washington State University
    dfield@wsu.edu
    335-3524
    Arts and Sciences
    Professor V. S. “Mano” Manoranjan
    Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    Washington State University
    mano@wsu.edu
    335-4581

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