Vermont Space Grant Consortium

Description: 

The Vermont Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce a merit based scholarship competition for the current academic year. These Vermont Space Grant Scholarships, each worth $5,000, will be awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals. The scholarship funds are sent directly to the academic institutions to help the recipients attend an institution of higher education within the State of Vermont.

VTSGC Awards are funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  The recipients are recognized for outstanding achievements as scholars.  The purpose of this program is to establish a national network of universities with interests in aeronautics, space, and related fields; to encourage cooperation among universities, aerospace industry, and government; to encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aerospace; to recruit and train professionals for careers in aerospace science; and to promote a strong science, mathematics, engineering, and technology educational base from elementary through university levels. 

Applications should NOT be submitted before January 1st of the upcoming year.  Upcoming Year Application Deadline: March 1 of the same year.  Scholarships are not automatically renewable and awardees must complete all requirements when reapplying.

Amount: 
$5000
Criteria: 

To apply for a Vermont Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A Vermont resident and United States citizen.
  • A graduating senior in a Vermont high school, or a current undergraduate enrolled in a degree program in a Vermont institution of higher education, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Planning to pursue a professional career which has direct relevance to the United States aerospace industry and the goals of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Such as studies in: Astronomy, Biology, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Aeronautical Engineering and other basic sciences, including earth sciences, and Medicine. Crossdisciplinary and other areas of study may also apply.
  • Applications must be received no later than March 1, of the current academic year, for an applicant to be considered for the competition.
  • Results of the competition will be announced on or about April 1. Questions about the scholarship should be addressed to Ms. Debra Fraser at dfraser1@uvm.edu or by calling (802) 656-1429.

*** IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS***

(1) Scholarships are not automatically renewable, and applicants who are current scholarship recipients must reapply for an additional year of scholarship funding.

(2) All recipients of VTSGC Undergraduate Scholarships will be required to submit a short Progress Report at the end of the funded academic year. This report should contain a brief overview of the ways in which Vermont Space Grant scholarship funding has been beneficial the pursuit of career goals and/or employment and also describe how the VTSGC scholarship funding has increased the recipient’s awareness of NASA and its mission.

Application Details: 

Click here for application instructions.  For more information, call Debra Fraser at (802) 656-1429.

Type of Scholarship: 
Program-Specific
External Scholarships