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    Astronaut Scholarship

    Offered by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 7, 2024
    60 awards worth up to

    $15,000

    Grade level

    College Sophomores & Juniors

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a rising college junior or senior pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) degree in the United States? Further, do you have plans to pursue research or advance your field upon completion of your final degree? If so, you may be eligible for the Astronaut Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $15,000 to more than 60 STEM students attending an ASF-affiliated university or institution (see “Eligibility Information” for the full list of schools) who are seeking to advance their field upon completion of their degree. Bear in mind that students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not eligible for the scholarship. However, those intending to perform biomedical research are eligible.

    If you’re pursuing a STEM degree at an eligible university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

    The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides annually more than 60 scholarships to the brightest and most talented college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Sophomores & Juniors

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens

    Academic Interest

    Computer Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Math, Statistics, Physical Sciences

    University

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIV, FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, LOUISIANA STATE UNIV & A&M COLG, MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLOGY, MIAMI UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY BOZEMAN, MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV-RALEIGH, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV - FARGO, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY-ALL CAMPUSES, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (THE), PURDUE UNIVERSITY, SPELMAN COLLEGE, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, TUFTS UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, UNIV OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (THE), UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANN ARBOR, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC), UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (UVA), UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA POLYTECH INST & STATE UNIV, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

    Application information

    In addition to submitting the below application materials, interested students must be nominated by faculty at an ASF affiliated university or institution to be considered for the scholarship.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Astronaut Scholarship Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Astronaut Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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