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Ohio Space Grant Consortium Scholarships

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About

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. 

Eligibility

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)

Application Procedure

Scholarships

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)

Fellowships

Interested students should submit a completed application package that includes the following:

  • Completed application form (includes description of proposed research project)
  • Resume
  • Research program proposal
  • Publications
  • 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
216.368.6456
jrkadambi@case.edu

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. 

Contact

Please contact Dr. Kadambi with any scholarship-related questions. 


Past Winners

2016-2017

Kayla Andersen
Class of 2017
Mechanical Engineering

Valerie Weaver
Class of 2017
Mechanical Engineering

2015-2016

Kayla Andersen
Class of 2017
Mechanical Engineering

Catherine Passmore
Class of 2017
Mechanical Engineering

Valerie Weaver
Class of 2017
Mechanical Engineering

2014-2015

David Moore
Class of 2015
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Andrea Terrasi
Class of 2015
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Dora Wu
Class of 2015
Mechanical Engineering

Hillary Bunnelle
Class of 2016
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

2013-2014

David Chrzanowski
Class of 2014
Mechanical Engineering

Derek Muff
Class of 2014
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Gabriel Nastac
Class of 2014
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Dora Wu
Class of 2015
Mechanical Engineering

David Moore
Class of 2015
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

2012-2013

Meike Ernst
Class of 2013
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Carmen Kakish
Class of 2013
Biomedical Engineering

David Chrzanowski
Class of 2014
Mechanical Engineering

Derek Muff
Class of 2014
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Dora Wu
Class of 2015
Mechanical Engineering

2011-2012

Meike Ernst
Class of 2013
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Eric Mayhew
Class of 2012
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Nicholas Szczecinski
Class of 2012
Mechanical Engineering

Victoria Webster
Class of 2012
Mechanical Engineering

Chung Wo
Class of 2011
Mechanical Engineering

Carmen Kakish
Class of 2013
Biomedical Engineering

2008-2009

Alexander Hunt
Class of 2009
Mechanical Engineering

Alexander Rivera
Class of 2009
Biomedical Engineering

2007-2008

Kyle Brady
Class of 2008
Aerospace Engineering

Kathryn Gabet
Class of 2008
Aerospace Engineering

Ryan Tomlinson
Class of 2008
Biomedical Engineering

Alexander Rivera
Class of 2009
Biomedical Engineering

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