Universities Space Research Association Distinguished Undergraduate Awards

🏆 Available: 4
💰 $5,000
⏳ 08/09

Last year this scholarship received 126 applicant(s). $20,000 was awarded to 4 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description


The purpose of the USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards is to provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in the sciences or engineering with an emphasis on space research, space science education, or aeronautics-related sciences. Five scholarship awards have been established which honor individuals who have made contributions to science and the US Space Program. Students will be matched to the scholarship award most appropriate for their area of study.


Up to five undergraduate scholarship awards are available in amounts up to $5,000 each year. Awards are for one year only. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients.


  1. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending a 4-year accredited college or university in the United States at the time the award is received.
  2. Applicants must be majoring in a field of science or engineering, including life sciences or science education, with application to fields in space science or aerospace engineering.
  3. Applicants must be within two years of a B.S. or B.A. in a space science related field of science or engineering (including life science and science education with application to fields in space science or aerospace engineering) by the time the award is received.
  4. Applicants must have a Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater.
  5. Applicants must be US citizens or lawful Permanent Residents.
  6. Previous USRA scholarship winners are not eligible.
  7. Non-US students attending USRA Member Universities located outside the United States are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the country in which the university is based. In addition, all application materials must be in English, and eligibility with regard to academic grades and number of years to undergraduate degree must be equivalent to that for U.S. applicants.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.5 Minimum GPA
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Community Service Required

How To Apply

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Donor: Universities Space Research Association

An independent, non-profit research corporation associated with universities conducting space and aeronautics related research. With university partners and other organizations, USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to further space science and technology, and to promote education in these areas.