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Sponsor: Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Program: VSGC STEM Bridge Scholarship Program

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.
Eligibility
  • 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.
Personal Information
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:john.doe@nonexistentbox.com
Alternate email:
Verification of US Citizenship: I am a citizen of the United States of America
Current Address:
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Text messaging: Send applications updates via text message
Cell Phone:
Alternate Phone: ( ) -
Permanent Address:
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Look up your U.S. Representative
District - Name:
Look up your Virginia Delegate and Senator
District - Delegate:
District - Senator:
Educational Information
What Virginia Space Grant University will you be attending in the Fall?
Major:
Second Major:
Minor:
College:
Department:
Degree Sought:
Academic Standing: At the beginning of the Fall 2020
Expected Date of Graduation:
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 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.
College/University Major Degree Date Awarded GPA
(4 pt scale)
Transcript
References
Reference
First Name:
Last Name:
Title:
Institution:
Department:
Address:
City:
State and Zipcode:
Phone:
Email:
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 notices@spacegrant.net for this information on your behalf. The deadline for submission of reference letters is Friday, March 20, 2020.
Essay
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.

(PDF format)

Have you previously received any other Virginia Space Grant Consortium funding or participated in VSGC programs? 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 VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program?
Gender:Male Female
Ethnicity:
Race:
American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander White Do not wish to report
Birthdate:
Person With Disability:
I do not have a disability I do not wish to identify my disability status Hearing
Vision Missing Extremities Paralysis
Other Impairments I have a disability, but it is not listed
Specify if not listed:
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.

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