Scholarship Announcements

NASA MUREP Scholarship Funding:

The NASA Office of Education is accepting applications for MUREP Scholars. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive scholarship opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines and students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing. Underserved and underrepresented STEM groups include but are not limited to women, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with military service.  MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) as recognized by the Department of Education.  Eligible students include rising freshman (high school graduating seniors or GED recipients not yet enrolled in college), sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later and Minority Serving Institution community college students with at least two years remaining at the community college.  The goal is to address the agency’s mission-specific workforce needs and target areas of national need in minority STEM representation. The scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, not to exceed 75% of verified tuition, and a $6,000 stipend for a required Summer 2015 ten-week internship at a NASA center. The internship provides scholars with a unique NASA research experience and preparation for global competitiveness.   MUREP Scholarships cannot be concurrently accepted or combined with another US Government Federal scholarship or funding, irrespective of the scholar’s status.  Applications are due May 16, 2014.

 Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov .  Applicants should be sure to select “scholarship” for the type of application.

 NASA Scholarship Funding

The NASA Office of Education (OE) is accepting applications for NASA Scholars. The NASA Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines, thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing.  Eligible students include rising freshman (high school graduating seniors or GED recipients not yet enrolled in college), sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later and community college students with at least two years remaining at the community college. The goal is to address the agency’s mission-specific workforce needs. The scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, not to exceed 75% of verified tuition,  and a $6,000 stipend for a Summer 2015 10-week internship at a NASA center.  The internship provides scholars with a unique NASA research experience and preparation for global competitiveness.  NASA OE Scholarships cannot be concurrently accepted or combined with another US Government Federal scholarship or funding, irrespective of the Scholar’s Status.     

 Applications are due May 16, 2014.  Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov. Applicants should be sure to select “scholarship” for the type of application.

 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship:

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation’s air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.  ARMD is undertaking a scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Eligible undergraduate students should be pursuing an aeronautical engineering degree or related field of study at an accredited U.S. college or university and have at least two (2) years of full time study left to complete as of Fall 2014. Current undergraduate juniors are not eligible for undergraduate funding unless they expect to complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later, or are in a joint baccalaureate-Master’s degree program with an expected completion date of Spring 2016 or later. 

 Eligible graduate students must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor’s degrees by Fall 2014. Scholarship awardees selected in Spring 2014 must begin their fellowship tenure by Fall 2014.  Potential applicants to the program may be in their final year of undergraduate study and already accepted into a master’s or doctoral program, or they may be currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program but will not receive their degree until at least Spring 2016.  Fields of study must have a focus on aeronautics-related research such as, but not limited to, air traffic management research and integrated vehicle health management.  

 The program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States.  Refer to Public Law 109-155-DEC. 30, 2005, 119 STAT. 2927, 42 USC 16741, Section 431 NASA Aeronautics Scholarships.  The term “nationals” refers to native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship. Persons who hold permanent resident status or foreign students are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.

 The Undergraduate Award includes:

   Up to $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for education related expenses

   Summer internship at a NASA Research Center with a stipend in an amount up to $10,000

  The Graduate Award includes:

  $35,000 annual stipend

  Up to $11,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for tuition and other education related expenses

  Two (2) $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center

 Applications are due May 16, 2014,and should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov. Applicants should be sure to select “scholarship” for the type of application and complete the supplemental aeronautics scholarship section.

NASA Traveling Exhibit at Clark Planetarium

Don’t miss the NASA Exploration Systems Directorate/Space Launch System (ESD/SLS) exhibit when it is on display at the Clark Planetarium. In partnership with ATK and NASA, the SLS exhibit will be open to the public February 26 – March 2, 2014.

credit: NASA

credit: NASA

Guests will be able to explore launch system and flight hardware with an interactive touch screen presentation, take an up-close look at a scale model of NASA’s next rocket, the Space Launch System and multi-purpose crew vehicle, the Orion space capsule. Visitors can also have their picture taken as an astronaut.

According to NASA: “The SLS will be NASA’s first exploration-class vehicle since the Saturn V took American astronauts to the moon over 40 years ago. With its superior lift capability, the SLS will expand our reach in the solar system, allowing astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft to explore multiple, deep-space destinations including near-Earth asteroids, Lagrange points, the moon and ultimately Mars.

A special Night Vision event will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, for an up close look at NASA and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Clark Planetarium is pleased to welcome Alex Priskos, NASA’s SLS Boosters Manager, and NASA Astronaut Dominic “Tony” Antonelli for this special event.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Dome Theatre. Tickets to the event are $2. Members get in free. Seating is limited. Thank you to ATK for sponsoring this event.

2014 NASA LARSS

Recruitment is ongoing for the NASA LARSS Program, a 10-week summer session with an extended  deadline of February 5, 2014.   The 10 week period is 6/2 – 8/08/2014 .  http://www.nianet.org/larss.  The LARSS program is a partnership between NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium as a sub-award to the NIA.

The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program is a paid, Center-unique, and highly competitive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  held onsite at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.  Special project areas such as business, education, photography, history, finance, accounting and other areas are also accepted for consideration.   

Eligibiity Requirements:

• US citizenship

• Full-time student status at an accredited US college or university

• 3.0/4.0 scale

• Rising college junior and above

 

Female students and under-represented minorities, college students with disabilities, military veterans, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Note:  There is a Bridge option through the rising college sophomore level if the student has at least a 3.5 GPA and previous NASA Program experience.

Internship Stipend for 10 weeks full-time participants:

• $6000 Stipend for graduate students

• $5000 Stipend for rising college juniors and seniors

• $4000 Stipend for Rising freshmen and sophomores

 

2014 NASA/APL Internship Program

2014 NASA/APL Internship Program is available at http://www.APLapp.com.
Since 2004, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has offered summer projects to students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL. Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program will work at APL, and will make critical contributions to current and future missions or grants during their assignments in the Space Department.

Below are relevant deadlines.
*             December 12, 2013 – Application Launched
*             January 27, 2014 – Application Deadline
*             End of February – Selections Complete
Eligibility
Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program must:
*             have a demonstrated interest in the space program
*             be a sophomore, junior, senior, or first or second year grad student in Fall 2014
*             be in high academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or greater)
*             be a U.S. citizen

NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

NCAS encourages community college students to explore the exciting possibilities of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging them in an online & hands-on NASA based team experience. Through a competitive process, applicants are required to complete web-based modules in addition to meeting basic qualifications. Selected students embark upon a 3-day onsite robotics team design challenge at a NASA Center. With this exciting STEM based experience, they will work in teams to complete the challenge, tour the NASA facilities, & interact directly with NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists! All travel and accommodation expenses are paid at no cost to the student

Applicant must be a registered community college student at the time of application submission & during dates of the workshop.  Applicant must have a minimum of cumulative of 9 hours of STEM courses or a STEM related major. Applicant must be a US Citizen & at least 18 years old. Applicant must commit to a 6 month relationship including 20 hours of online course work and the 3 day experience w/ NASA. Applicant must have internet access. Applicant must pay ONLY a $30 registration fee.

Spring 2014 workshops will be held at:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA – February 26-28, 2014
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL- February 26-28, 2014

How Can Students Apply & What Is the Deadline?
The Application deadline is November 26, 2013

Please visit the website to apply and for more information: http://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/

 If you would like additional info or brochures, feel free to contact:  NCAS Program Coordinator, Maria Chambers @ 281.244.1496 or maria.a.chambers@nasa.gov

NASA Space Tech Research Fellowships

The NSTRF14 solicitation for Space Tech Research Fellowships has been released.  This opportunity is for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in STEM disciplines.  The fellowship begins at the start of the Fall 2014 semester.  The application deadline is November 13, 2013.  The maximum award is $68K per year.  See the solicitation for details.

 https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={BD3F49F4-611F-D9EC-1B84-16F4D7551609}&path=open

 http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/home/index.html

NASA Jenkins Fellowship Award

NASA has extended the deadline for the Jenkins Fellowship Award.

Research Areas: Aeronautics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Earth Science, Education & Outreach, Heliophysics, Information Technology/Computer Science, Instrumentation, Materials, Planetary Science, Robotics, Space Life Sciences Abstract submissions are due August 9, with invited full proposal submissions due September 3, 2013.

Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at http://go.nasa.gov/16OBq5A. Applicants should be sure to select “fellowship” for the type of application.

Please direct any questions to Ms. Mablelene Burrell at Mablelene.S.Burrell@nasa.gov.

Other conditions of the Award (repeated below) remain unchanged.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens who are members of an underrepresented group (including women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities) majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline.

The Award provides:
- $10,000 tuition offset
- $27,000 stipend for PhD students, $22,000 stipend for Masters students
- $8,000 for research experience at a NASA Center or the Jet Propulsion Lab
Funding is provided for up to three years.

For more information, see http://www.uncfsp.org/NASA/Jenkins

Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at http://intern.nasa.gov/. Applicants should be sure to select “fellowship” for the type of application.

Note that:
- Phase I Application Deadline (Abstract Only): August 9, 2013 *New*
- Phase II Application Deadline (Full Proposal): September 3, 2013 *New*
- Fellowship Start Date: September 30, 2013

USRA Point of Contact:
Dr. James Lochner
Director, University Communications and Engagement
jlochner@usra.edu
410-740-6253

Hill AFB Pathways Engineering Intern Announcement

HILL AIR FORCE BASE INTERNSHIPS

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/339449300

The announcement for Engineering Pathways Internships (Occupational Series 0899) will be posted on USAJOBS.gov on Weds, 20 March and will close on Fri, 29 March. (There will be separate announcements for Computer Scientists (1599) and for Chemists and Physicists (1399) in coming weeks.)

Anyone interested in applying for an engineering internship at Hill AFB should apply to this announcement. The posting will be for multiple bases, so specify your interest in Hill AFB.  We are looking to fill up to 15 internship vacancies for students majoring in electrical or computer engineering. We will also be hiring mechanical, aerospace, and other engineering majors in smaller numbers.

Eligibility requirements will be described in the USAJOBS.gov announcement and include having at least a 2.95 GPA.  These internships are normally for the Summer, however they can also be for Fall or Spring, or part-time all year. You would normally be hired as a GS-04 ($13.41/hr) for the first year, and then promoted to a GS-05 ($15.00/hr) the next year.

There is no obligation of employment following an internship, however we normally place nearly 100% of our interns.

PLEASE READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY AND FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. Applications are processed at Randolph AFB in Texas, but employment is at Hill AFB in Utah. YOU MAY NOT SUBMIT RESUMES OR APPLICATIONS IN ANY OTHER WAY than through USAJOBS.gov announcements.

Benefits include: Annual/Sick/Physical Fitness Leave, Paid Holidays, and Health and Life Insurance.  Tuition is not paid.