Who Can Apply?

High School Sophomores!

Students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia are selected to participate through a competitive application process. In order to qualify for participation, students must:

● Be a *Virginia resident  (Note: Maryland residents may apply if a parent is a NASA Wallops Flight Facility civil servant or contractor employee.)

● Be a Sophomore in high school (This means that you will be
in your second year of high school in the 2021-2022 academic year).

● Have a minimum GPA of 2.7

● Have access to the Internet (home, school, public library)

● Have an email address

● Have an interest in science, technology, engineering or math

● Be a U.S. citizen to attend the Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility

● Students who complete the online course will undergo a competitive selection process for an invitation to the Summer Academy

*Permanent residents may apply for the course; however, NASA security restrictions typically preclude non-citizen participation in the summer academies.

Important Dates

August 15, 2021: Online course opens

October 17, 2021: Application deadline

November 8,  2021: Module 1 opens

Important Links

Application link.

A printable flyer for the Virginia Space Coast program can be found here.

The direct link to the course site can be found here.

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