VSGC STEM Bridge Scholarship Program

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Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Bridge Scholarships of $1,000 to students who will be sophomores or juniors during the 2024-2025 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 enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions (William & Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech)
  • At the beginning of the academic year 2024-2025, awardees must have completed the first-course sequence of their STEM major and have at least two years of study remaining before graduation (i.e., you do not intend to graduate before May 2026).
  • Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be in a STEM major and demonstrate an interest in STEM and in supporting NASA's mission. STEM majors include science, technology, engineering, math, and related disciplines. The following majors are not the target of this scholarship: psychology (except for human factors), business, and applied health sciences.
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What Virginia Space Grant University will you be attending in the Fall?
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Academic Standing: At the beginning of the Fall 2024
Current GPA: (4 pt scale)
Future Education Plans: Do you plan to pursue a graduate degree? Yes   No  
Educational History: 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 2023 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.

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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 notices@spacegrant.net for this information on your behalf. The deadline for submission of reference letters is Friday, March 15, 2024.
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.

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Have you previously participated in any other Virginia Space Grant Consortium programs or received any Virginia Space Grant Consortium funding? 

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Students are strongly encouraged to provide the information requested below which is for reporting purposes only.
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