Statement of your academic and career goals – a brief written statement by the applicant relating to how their degree will help them prepare for a technical career in a STEM field that will support one of NASA’s mission directorates. Indicate your plans for future academic preparation including pursuing an undergraduate four-year degree or beyond.
Plan of Study – an outline of your intended coursework for the sophomore year of your STEM associate degree program (including credit hours and name of course per semester).
Resume – a short summary of your education, work, or military experience and any significant accomplishments (e.g. honors or awards) or any other relevant information.
Letters of Recommendation – the names and contact information for two references of which one must be the applicant’s current faculty advisor. Letters of recommendation should assess the applicant’s technical and /or academic potential as well as his/her progress and academic achievements. The online application system will contact both references via email to request a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. We suggest that you inform both of your references that they will receive an email from the VSGC in reference to your application. Your references will be provided with a link to submit their recommendations.
VSGC must receive both recommendations for your application to be complete.
Transcript– an unofficial transcript is required and can be submitted as a PDF in the online application. If the applicant is selected to receive an award then an official transcript will be required at acceptance. If the applicant does not have a PDF conversion tool, links to free online PDF converters are provided in the application.