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Announcing VSGC 2012-2013 Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Opportunity!

In 1988, Congress enacted the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program to address scientific and technological workforce needs and the national decline in scholastic achievement, especially in math and science. NASA’s Space Grant funds education, research, and public service programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico through a network of 52 university-based Space Grant Consortia with over 800 participating affiliates. The Space Grant Consortia is united by the common goal of developing the educational and economic benefits of aerospace research and exploration.

A major goal of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is to help produce the engineers and scientists of the future. While opportunities for careers in aerospace have expanded, the number of talented students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has declined. To encourage talented individuals to pursue aerospace-related fields of study, the VSGC has established four Scholarship and Fellowship programs.

The VSGC Scholarship and Fellowship Program annually awards approximately $300,000 to students pursuing higher education at Virginia Space Grant universities (College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech) and Virginia Community Colleges. More information about each program and a link to apply are below.

Questions concerning the preparation and submission of proposals and the administration of this proogram should be directed to the VSGC’s Scholarship Coordinator, Telephone (757) 766-5210; Fax (757) 766-5205; or e-mail: vsgc@odu.edu.


VSGC Scholarship and Fellowship Programs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Graduate Research Fellowships are $5,000 renewable awards (maximum two years funding) of add-on graduate support for students enrolled at a Virginia Space Grant university pursuing any field of graduate study (Masters or Doctoral level) with aerospace relevance.