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PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Applications and two letters of recommendation are due on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Note:Direct funding from NASA PSGC is restricted to U.S. citizens (born in U.S. or naturalized)

PSGC will award one-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in their junior or senior year at an accredited Pennsylvania college or university. Applicants should be enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics courses and be likely to pursue a career in an area of interest to NASA. Applicants should have outstanding academic records with demonstrated potential for graduate study. Awardees may apply for a second year of funding.

A primary objective of NASA's Space Grant Program is to recruit, train, and employ U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities, in NASA-related careers.

Personal Information
First Name:
Last Name:
College or University
Alternate E-mail:
Local Address:
Permanent Address:

How did you hear about the PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship Program?
Demographic Information
NASA's Office of STEM Engagement requires the PSGC to collect and submit student data, including but not limited to name, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, address, and field of study. Applicants are requested to provide the information below for that purpose.
Race (select all that apply):
Person With Disability:
Educational Information
Institution (currently attending):
If other, please specify:
Minor (if applicable):
College: (Penn State Applicants Only)
Degree Sought:
Expected Date of Graduation:
Current Cumulative GPA:
Transcripts: Please upload a pdf version of your college or university transcripts. Submitted transcripts may be unofficial. Renewal applicants are only required to submit transcripts from their current institution. 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.
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Two letters of recommendation are required by your department or program head, faculty member, and/or an advisor. Reference letters are due by Monday, March 4, 2024.
Reference #1
Office Address:
State and Zip Code:
Email confirm:
Reference #2

After your application is submitted, both of these individuals will receive an email request from for this information on your behalf. Reference letters are due by Monday, March 4, 2024.
Program Specific Questions
Career Statement
Describe your academic and career goals. (400+ word target, 500 word limit)

NASA Relevance
How do your academic and career goals contribute to the NASA's mission and work in exploration and discovery?
(400+ word target, 500 word limit)

Service, Experience, Honors
List and briefly describe your community service, extra-curricular activities, research/work experience, awards and/or honors.
(400+ word target, 500 word limit)

NASA Awards
Have you previously received any other NASA support or funding, including prior PSGC scholarship? If so, please list the program and your experience Yes    No
(175+ word target, 250 word limit)

Education Outreach
Briefly describe any past outreach or mentoring activities that you have undertaken, especially those that are STEM-related. (175+ word target, 250 word limit)

Personal Challenges
Briefly describe a significant challenge that you have overcome during the pursuit of your educational goals.
(175+ word target, 250 word limit)

Optional: Additional Comments
Is there anything else that you would like the committee to consider when evaluating your application? (250 words or less)

Verification of US Citizenship: I am a citizen of the United States of America
Certification: 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.
Longitudinal Tracking: I agree to participate in the NASA Longitudinal Tracking program that is designed to survey student progress from award through employment outcomes.
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