OSGC Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Research scholarships of $5,000 per student will be awarded through a competitive process to individuals attending OSGC member colleges and universities. These awards will be offered in two disbursements, the first award in the amount of $3,000 in October of 2017, and the second disbursement in the amount of $2,000 in March 2017 ( upon proof of satisfactory academic and research progress ).

This scholarship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in science, engineering, and the aerospace industry. Individuals from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. These awards are intended to build collaboration opportunities between undergraduate students and faculty mentors working within a STEM discipline.

Note : Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.

Six (6) research awards will be offered during the 2010-11 academic year to sophomore and junior level students who are nearing completion of a 4-year degree in a science, math, engineering, technology, or science/math education (STEM) discipline. Undergraduate Research Scholarship funding is designated for the completion of the proposed research project during the student’s junior or senior year.

Students must be enrolled at a 4-Year institution affiliated with OSGC (see list in Section I of the OSGC 2017-18 scholarship guide) and must provide proof of successful academic progress, satisfactory work on a proposed research project, and continued study in a STEM discipline.

Eligibility for OSGC Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Scholarships are open to students who are Sophomores and Juniors as of April 30, 2017 who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Student is enrolled at an affiliated 4-Year institution (see list in Section I of the scholarship guide) during the period of the award
  • Student is pursuing an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) discipline, including math or science education
  • Student submits a research proposal (follow Proposal Guidelines in Section VIII of the scholarship guide)
  • Student submits a letter of support from an OSGC approved Faculty Mentor
  • Student maintains good academic standing
  • Student is a U.S. Citizen

Students who wish to apply for a research award must closely follow the proposal guidelines in Section VIII of the scholarship guide. Along with the application form, application packets will include a written proposal, letter of support and CV from a faculty mentor, student resume, and student transcripts.

Please ensure your mentor’s full name, title, and contact information are included in the letter of support and CV. Research projects are assumed to be collaborative efforts with faculty mentors but proposals should ultimately be the work of the individual applicant.

Recipients of the Undergraduate Research Scholarships are required to participate in the annual Student Symposium, hosted by the Oregon Space Grant as an opportunity to highlight research projects and encourage networking within the student scholar community.

The symposium is typically hosted at the Oregon State University campus during the fall or winter term.

OSGC Undergraduate Research Scholarships Application

  • OSGC Community College Scholarships: Up to six, $3,000 awards will be offered. Online Application
  • OSGC Undergraduate Scholarships: Up to ten, $5,000 awards will be offered. Online Application
  • OSGC Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Up to two, $8,000 awards will be offered. Online Application

OSGC Undergraduate Research Scholarships Date

  • Application Deadline : 26th May, 2017
  • Award Selections : August, 2017
  • Award Disbursements : October, 2017 and March, 2018

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