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In an effort to encourage advanced education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) offers financial support through competitively awarded scholarship opportunities. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Scholarships and fellowships are funded through the Congressionally supported National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program and administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Matching funds are provided by member universities, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, foundations, and private industry. All scholarship and fellowship recipients are required to propose and initiate a research project or educational activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the academic school year. Recipients must also attend and present the findings of their research/educational activity at the Annual Student Research Symposium, held every April at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
To be considered for a scholarship or fellowship, students must be:
- U.S. citizens
- pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree as a full-time student in a STEM-related discipline at an Ohio member university
- in their junior or senior year (scholarship applicants)
Prospective applicants are expected to discuss the program with their campus representative before completing the application. Interested students should submit an application package that includes the following:
- Completed application form (which includes a personal objective statement discussing educational and career goals and proposal for proposed research project)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Academic transcript(s)
Interested students should submit a completed application package that includes the following:
- Completed application form (includes description of proposed research project)
- Research program proposal
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcript(s) of your undergraduate and previous graduate work
Scholarship and fellowship applications should be submitted CWRU's campus representative:
Jaikrishnan R. Kadambi, Ph. D.
Professor and Associate Chair
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Value of the Award
The scholarship is a one-year award of $3,500 ($2,500 from NASA and $1,000 from the university). OSGC will provide the funding to the university in the fall. Contact the campus representative for additional information about how funds are dispersed at your school. Scholarships begin with the fall term.
Awards are for one academic year, but junior awards may be renewable for the following year if the student's academic performance is acceptable, good progress has been made on the research project with plans for the following year, and upon approval of the campus representative.
Awards to Master's students are $16,000 ($13,000 from NASA and $3,000 from the university, plus a tuition waiver) for a calendar year. OSGC will provide the funding to the university in the fall. The fellowship may be extended for an additional six-month period if the student's academic performance is acceptable, good progress has been made on the research project, and upon approval of the campus representative. Master’s fellowship recipients who are interested in an extension are encouraged to follow up with their campus representative about their school’s policy.
Please contact Dr. Kadambi with any scholarship-related questions.