2020-2021 Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Applications Accepted: 11/12/19 - 01/27/2020

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  • The Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Scholarship Program. 


    Focus:  This opportunity is designed to support independently conceived research or hands-on- projects by NSHE undergraduate students in disciplines that will directly advance the missions and goals of NASA. Scholarship projects should generate measurable results or advancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) research that are directly relevant to NASA Mission Directorate research priorities (see paperclip attachment on solicitation). Funds for the academic year will be disbursed at the beginning of each semester for the duration of the scholarship period – pending the awardee’s maintained “good-standing” as a student at their institution and their mentor’s continued support and approval. Each awardee will be expected to use a portion of these funds to support travel costs to attend a Statewide Nevada Space Grant and NASA EPSCoR meeting to present a poster or talk on their project.

    Eligibility: Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) students who are U.S. citizens and full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a NASA-related STEM program will be considered for either a fully immersed 2020 summer research program or the full academic year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters) research program. Please note that when submitting an application, the applicant must indicate whether a summer or academic year scholarship period is preferred. All participating students must be supervised by at least one NSHE faculty mentor; and maintain full-time enrollment status at their institution(s) throughout the scholarship period. You must be deemed eligible to receive financial aid by your home institution in order to receive the scholarship.

    Scholarship Amount: $3,000 for either a 10-week period during the summer of 2020 or the 2020-2021 school year.  

    Award Period:  Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 through Spring 2021 semesters.

    Application Deadline:  Monday, January 27, 2020, 5pm PT.

    MS Teams 365 online Discussion (tips and Q&A) on Scholarship and Fellowship applications will be held on the following dates: Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12 noon PT with a repeat session on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm PT.  Use this link to attend:   JOIN THE MEETING

    Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.