The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000 for students enrolled full time during the award period at one of Virginia’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. Allied Health Sciences majors are not eligible for this program.
Students must apply during their second semester of freshman year of community college enrollment for an award that will begin in the sophomore year. This is a competitive scholarship program based on academic merit funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizing high academic achievement and promise. The number of awards is contingent upon available funding.
Statement of your academic and career goals – a brief written statement by the applicant relating to how his/her degree will help them prepare for a technical career in aerospace or a STEM field that will support NASA’s mission. Indicate your plans for future academic preparation including pursuing an undergraduate four-year degree or beyond.
Plan of Study – submit an outline of your intended coursework for the sophomore year of your STEM associate degree program.
Resume – submit a short summary of your education, work or military experience and any significant accomplishments (e.g. honors or awards) or any other relevant information
Letters of Recommendation – provide the names and contact information for two references of which one must be the applicant’s current faculty advisor. Letters of recommendation should assess the applicant’s technical and /or academic potential as well as his/her progress and academic achievements. The on-line application system will contact both references via email to request a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. We suggest that you inform both of your references that they will receive an email from the VSGC in reference to your application. Your references will be provided with a link to submit their recommendations.
- 3.0 Minimum GPA
- For residents of the following states: Virginia
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Essay required
- Recommendations or references required
- Resume Required
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Donor: NASA's Virginia Space Grant Consortium
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is a part of a national NASA funded network. The VSGC is a coalition of five Virginia colleges and universities, NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, and other institutions representing diverse aerospace education and research.Website