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Interstellar Research Group Undergraduate College Scholarship Program

Offered by Interstellar Research Group

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 25, 2024
1 award worth

$2,500

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

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.

December 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student pursuing a degree in any field that can be applied to interstellar space travel missions and to help establish successful civilizations? If so, you may be eligible for the Interstellar Research Group Undergraduate College Scholarship Program! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to one current or incoming undergraduate student pursuing a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related fields, ecology, social sciences, environmental, business, health, law, agriculture, food sciences, computer science, education, construction, or any other field that can advance interstellar space travel missions. To apply, interested students must submit a 1,000-2,000-word essay on topics related to interstellar travel missions and their application to achieving interstellar missions. If you have a passion for interstellar space travel, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Interstellar Research Group

The Interstellar Research Group's purpose is to facilitate interstellar research and exploration by hosting regular summit meetings, encouraging educational advances, publishing technical and scientific papers, and supporting literature and culture, all in the service of enhancing public understanding and dialogue toward interstellar exploration. IRG will assist in building a technological, philosophical, and economic infrastructure that advances the goal of establishing outposts throughout the Solar System and, finally, achieving a pathway to the stars.

Eligibility information

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

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Academic Interest

Agriculture, Food Science/Nutrition, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Construction Engineering/Management, Math, Aviation/Aerospace, Education, Law, Social Science, Healthcare, Business

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a completed application and a brief (one page) explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.

1,000-2,000-word essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Interstellar Research Group Undergraduate College Scholarship Program winner will be announced: April 15, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Interstellar Research Group at [email protected].

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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