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Space Grant Consortium Seeking Applicants for Fellowships, Scholarships

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is seeking applicants for its 2010-2011 Scholarship and Fellowship Program, which each academic year awards more than $300,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students attending Old Dominion University and other VSGC member institutions.

The Undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Research Scholarship Program provides a one-year scholarship of up to $8,500 to support undergraduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor.

The Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program provides $5,000 in support to graduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor. The graduate fellowship is add-on support for students and is renewable for one year.

Research proposals from students majoring in any STEM field and working on a project that supports NASA's mission are welcomed. VSGC can assist students and faculty in identifying appropriate research projects.

The Teacher Education STEM Scholarship Program provides $1,000 awards to students majoring in a teacher education preparation program and demonstrating an interest in teaching in a STEM field. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

The VSGC is especially seeking applications from underrepresented minorities, females and persons with disabilities. Complete program information including student eligibility and a link to the online application are available at: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/. The deadline for undergraduate and graduate program applications is Feb. 8, 2010, and for the teacher education program applications is March 22, 2010.

The VSGC is a coalition of five Virginia colleges and universities, NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, and other institutions representing diverse aerospace education and research. It acts as an umbrella organization, coordinating and developing aerospace-related and high technology educational and research efforts throughout the commonwealth and connecting Virginia's effort to a national community of shared aerospace interests.

For further program information please contact Nick Koltun, VSGC educational programs specialist at nkoltun@odu.edu or (757) 766-5210.

This article was posted on: January 14, 2010

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