Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Astronaut Foundation Scholarship

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is seeking student nominees from faculty members for its 2010-2011, $10,000 scholarship. Faculty should select an outstanding University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student in the science, technology, engineering,or math (STEM) disciplines.

Students must be highly motivated, focused on their scientific objectives, and possess intellectual daring.

*Students cannot apply directly for this award. We recommend that students take the initiative by downloading the scholarship application materials and meet with a faculty member for recommendation purposes.

Deadline: Receipt of the application to WA NASA Space Grant office:
March 12, 2010

Turn in applications at:
WA NASA Space Grant
attn: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Johnson 141
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

Eligibility and Application process:

-Must be a United States citizen
-Must be identified and nominated by at least one faculty member who knows the student personally and well -Must be entering junior or senior year, or seeking a masters degree at the time the award begins

Nomination and more information may be downloaded from:

Accompanying the nomination form must be:

-Two nomination letters from faculty members. One must be from the nominating professor -A short statement of interest, activities, hobbies, and goals -An official transcript -Resume -Financial Summary Form -Proof of citizenship

*Faculty may request additional information by e-mailing Carlos Chavez - jcc5@u.washington.edu

Completed nominations should be submitted to the WA NASA Space Grant Office no later than March 12, 2010.
*Nominated students will be notified by April 1, 2010.

Questions should be directed to jcc5@u.washington.edu or 206-543-8919.