**CLOSED for applications**

Overview
The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $1,000 for students enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credit hours) at one of North Carolina's Community Colleges. Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA's mission including careers in the aerospace sector.

The goal of this scholarship opportunity is to encourage talented individuals to pursue studies in technical fields, math, engineering and the sciences. Students must apply during their freshman year of community college enrollment for an award that will begin in the sophomore year. The number of awards is contingent on available funding. This is a competitive scholarship program based on academic merit funded by NASA and State of North Carolina, with the following objectives:

Eligibility Requirements
The Community College STEM Scholarship applicant must be:

To Apply for a Community College STEM Scholarship, click HERE.

Applicants must click new user registration button to begin application
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST February 5, 2014
(Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference by February 7, 2014)
Awards will be announced by April 1, 2014

Interested students must complete an online application (see link above). Please read all program guidelines including applicant eligibility and reporting requirements before submitting your application. The application must be submitted online and all information must be complete or the application will not be reviewed. The key components of the application are discussed in more detail below.

Awardee Requirements
Throughout the award period, the scholarship recipient will be required to complete a series of four interviews with faculty (Community College and University level) and technicians in their STEM area of interest.

At the completion of the award period, but no later than May 15, 2015, the scholarship recipient must submit a brief, written report on their experience as a NC Space Grant Community College STEM Scholar. The report should address:

The scholarship recipient will be required to:

Disposition of Unused Funds
If an awardee terminates his/her academic program during the 2014-15 academic year, or does not maintain the eligibility requirements throughout the award period, the Scholarship will be forfeited.

For questions, please contact:
Jobi Cook, Associate Director
NC Space Grant
911 Oval Drive
Engineering Building III, Room 4171
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
jobi_cook@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-5933