Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides renewable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Bridge Scholarships of $1,000 to students who will be sophomores during the 2020-2021 academic year. Students from any federally recognized minority group in STEM and enrolled full-time in a program of STEM at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applied Health Science majors are not eligible for this program.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions: Hampton University, William and Mary, Virginia Tech, UVA, or ODU
Must have completed at least one semester majoring in STEM at time of application and be a sophomore during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in STEM.
What Virginia Space Grant University will you be attending in the Fall?
At the beginning of the Fall 2020
Expected Date of Graduation:
(4 pt scale)
Future Education Plans:
Do you plan to pursue a graduate degree?
List the universities that you have attended beginning with the institution you are currently attending. Other than your current
institution, only list universities where you have received a degree. Please upload a PDF version of your Fall 2019 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 transcripts may be properly included in your application file, please ensure that they are not protected via encryption, a password, a signed certificate or in any other manner.
GPA (4 pt scale)
State and Zipcode:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for this information on your behalf.
The deadline for submission of reference letters is Monday, April 20, 2020.
Please write an essay describing your background and interests in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In your essay please address the
following points below.
What areas of STEM interest you? Why?
What STEM related career would you like to have in the future? Why?
Describe any STEM-related extra-curricular activities in which you have participated
We encourage you to visit our website, http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/, to learn more about the
Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and our additional scholarship, fellowship and internship opportunities.
Please limit your description to no more than 2 pages.
Have you previously received any other Virginia Space Grant Consortium funding or participated in VSGC programs?
If so please describe the program and your experience.
(750 words or less)
Students are strongly encouraged to provide the information requested below which is for reporting purposes only.
How did you hear about the VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program?
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Do not wish to report
Person With Disability:
I do not have a disability
I do not wish to identify my disability status
I have a disability, but it is not listed Specify if not listed:
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.