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Personal Information
First Name:
Last Name:
Alternate email:
Verification of US Citizenship: I am a citizen of the United States of America
Current Address:
State ,   - ZIP Code +4 Lookup Zip CodeZip Code + 4
Cell Phone:
Alternate Phone:
Permanent Address:
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Congressional District:
To find your Congressional District visit the House of Representatives Website. If your permanent home address is out of state please choose the congressional district for your school.
Educational Information
University: What North Carolina institution of higher education will you be attending in the Fall?
Second Major:
Degree Sought:
Academic Standing: At the beginning of the Fall 2023
Expected Date of Graduation:
Current GPA: (4 pt scale)
Future Education Plans: Do you plan to pursue an advanced degree? Yes   No  
Educational History: List the community colleges and universities that you have attended beginning with the institution you are currently attending. Other than your current institution, only list institutions where you have received a degree. Please upload a PDF version of your most recent academic transcript. Submitted transcripts may be unofficial. If you are selected to receive the award, official transcripts will be required for verification. If you do not have a PDF conversion tool you can use one of these free on-line PDF converters: PDF Online - PDF Converter.

To ensure that your PDF files may be properly included in your application, please ensure that they are not protected via encryption, a password, a signed certificate, or in any other manner.
College/University Major Degree Date Awarded GPA
(4 pt scale)
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Letter of Recommendation
Address Line 2
State and Zipcode: State Zipcode
Email confirm:
Once you have submitted your application your reference will receive an email requesting their supporting material. Your application will not be complete until this information has been received. Please inform your reference that they will receive an email request from for this information on your behalf. The deadline for submission of reference letters is Wednesday, October 18, 2023.
Please answer the following questions describing your background and interests in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

What STEM courses/classes are you pursuing? How/why did you decide to pursue these as part of your major/program?
(400 words or less.)

If you could research anything as a student, what would you like to explore and why?
(400 words or less.)

How are your interest related to NASA (inclusive of commercial space, aviation/aeronautics, and/or research being done on the ISS)? (Tip: Check out the NASA Mission Directorate links.)
(400 words or less.)

What do you hope to learn as part of this scholarship to prepare you or inspire you along your academic or career pathways? (Tip: Review the scholarship objectives.)
(400 words or less.)

Describe any STEM-related extra-curricular activities in which you have participated (e.g., clubs, teams, camps, mentoring, jobs, internships, etc.) that have prepared you to fulfill your scholarship requirements.
(400 words or less.)

We encourage you to visit our website,, to learn more about the NC Space Grant, and our additional scholarship, fellowship and internship opportunities.

Have you previously received a Space Grant award?  Yes   No  
If so please describe the program and your experience.
(750 words or less)

Optional Information
Students are strongly encouraged to provide the information requested below which is for reporting purposes only.
How did you hear about the MSI STEM Bridge Scholarship Program?
Gender: Male Female

Person With Disability:

I certify that all of the information contained in this application is complete and correct and that I meet all of the eligibility requirements stated in this application.
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