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VSGC Announces Fellowships and Scholarships

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has announced 2012-2013 scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students at consortium schools, including Old Dominion University.

VSGC awards over $325,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students attending Virginia Space Grant member institutions and majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field. 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 research projects and connecting to NASA.

This invitation for applications is for:

• The Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program, which 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, which 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.

• The Community College STEM Scholarship Program provides $2,000 scholarships to students attending any Virginia Community College and majoring in STEM.

• 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. Visit http://www.vsgc.odu.edu for more information or contact Nick Koltun, VSGC Educational Programs Specialist at nkoltun@odu.edu or (757) 766-5210.

This article was posted on: October 24, 2011

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