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Overview
A major goal of the NC Space Grant Consortium is to help produce the engineers and scientists of the future. While opportunities for careers in aerospace have expanded, the number of talented students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has declined.
The NC Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program funded by NASA with the goals of:

Applicants should have an academic background that demonstrates a strong interest and ability in STEM, reflected by the completion of a significant number of these courses with high achievement. The student should have the necessary academic coursework and preparation to be successful in a STEM major at the institution. Applicants should also possess a strong interest in a STEM-related career demonstrated by participation in extracurricular activities and prior school projects in STEM. Prior participation in research, NASA programs or similar STEM-related educational programs, both formal and informal, would also indicate the student has a good chance of sustaining interest in STEM. Applications are evaluated based upon a student's academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and exhibited leadership qualities.

Award Level
Academic year: $1,000.00

Eligibility Requirements
The Undergraduate Scholarship applicant must be:

Applicants are eligible to receive one Undergraduate Scholarship during their academic studies.

To Apply for an Undergraduate 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
(Letter 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
Selected students are required to conduct a series of FOUR campus interviews that includes: their NC Space Grant Campus Director, a NC Space Grant Research Scholar or Fellow, and two interviews with faculty members who are conducting aerospace-related research on their campus of interest to the student.

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 Undergraduate Scholar. The report should address:

Additionally, awardees must:

For questions, please contact:
Jobi Cook, Associate Director
NC Space Grant
911 Oval Drive
Engineering Building III, Room 4172
NC State University
Campus Box 7515
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515
jobi_cook@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-5933