Thu, Sep 02, 2010
Awards Of $15,000 To $35,000 Plus Stipends Available For
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting
scholarship applications for the 2011 academic year. The agency
expects to award 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to
students in aeronautics or related fields. Undergraduate students
entering their second year of study will receive up to $15,000 per
year for two years and the opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend
by interning at a NASA research center during the summer.
"We want more students to pursue careers in aeronautics," said
Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research
Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "By
offering these scholarships, we are extending to students not just
an opportunity to become familiar with NASA's research, but also an
extra dose of inspiration. Scholarships are an excellent way for us
to attract talented young innovators to our work force."
Graduate students will receive up to $35,000 per year for up to
three years, with an opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend
interning at a NASA research center for up to two consecutive
Students who have not committed to a specific academic
institution or program still may apply. However, if accepted, they
must be admitted by fall 2011 into a suitable aeronautical
engineering program or related field of study at an accredited U.S.
university. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Scholarship money
may be used for tuition and other school-related expenses.
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate conducts
cutting-edge, fundamental and integrated systems research in
traditional and emerging disciplines. The intent is to help
transform the nation's air transportation system and to support
development of future air and space vehicles. Goals include
improving airspace capacity and flexibility; aviation safety and
aircraft performance; reducing overall noise, engine emissions and
fuel usage. The application deadline is January 17, 2011.
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