The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) is a FREE program that challenges the next generation of scientists and engineers to become part of the solution to one of the most significant issues faced by society: climate change and its global impacts.

Applications: Open August 15-October 26

2024 Academy Dates:
July 6-12
July 20-26

Contact: Kari Espada,

The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program, offered by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), has received the prestigious 2019 Programs That Work Award from the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition (VMSC). The award recognizes exemplary mathematics, science, and integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning.

Read the press release here.