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Applicants Sought for Space Grant Fellowships and Scholarships

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium has announced its 2011-2012 Scholarship and Fellowship Programs for students attending consortium institutions-Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Hampton University, the College of William and Mary and the Virginia Community College System.

Here is a description of the programs:

• Teacher Education STEM Scholarship Program-provides one-year $1,000 awards to teacher education students, either undergraduates or graduate level, who also are studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) subjects and have an interest in teaching in a STEM discipline. Rising freshmen as well as current students are eligible.

• Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program-provides one-year, non-renewable support up to $8,500 per individual for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in a STEM field and actively engaged in a faculty-mentored research experience with aerospace relevance.

• Graduate Research Fellowship Program-provides $5,000 in support to graduate students pursuing a degree in a STEM field and actively engaged in a research project with aerospace relevance. This fellowship is renewable for up to three years.

More information about the VSGC Scholarship and Fellowship Program, including a link to the application form, can be found at www.vsgc.odu.edu. The application deadline for the research-related programs is Feb. 7, 2011, and for the teacher education program, March 21, 2011. Underrepresented minorities, females and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged by the VSGC to apply.

The VSGC membership includes not only educational institutions, but also NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, and other organizations involved in aerospace education and research. The consortium, which is administered by ODU, acts as an umbrella organization, coordinating and developing aerospace-related and high-technology educational and research efforts throughout the state and connecting Virginia's effort to a national community of shared aerospace interests.

This article was posted on: November 12, 2010

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