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NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholar (NCAS) Program

Are you a community college student who dreams of having a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) career? Does it sound like fun to work on projects and share ideas with NASA engineers, educators, and scientists? Become a National Community College Aerospace Scholar (NCAS) and explore YOUR future!

The National Community College Aerospace Scholar (NCAS) Program encourages community college students to explore the exciting possibilities of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by engaging them in an online and hands-on NASA based team experience. Through a competitive process, applicants are required to complete web-based modules in addition to meeting basic qualifications. Selected students embark upon a 3-day onsite robotics team design challenge at a NASA Center. With this exciting STEM based experience, they will work in teams to complete the challenge, tour the NASA facilities, and interact directly with NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists! All travel and accommodation expenses are paid at no cost to the student.

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NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is open to students majoring in aeronautics related fields. Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Graduate student awards include up to $11,000 in tuition offset, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Applications are due March 31.

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NASA Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) Scholarship Program

The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in STEM disciplines attending a Minority Serving Institutions, MSI. The scholarship includes 75% of tuition up to a $9,000 per academic scholarship, based on tuition amount, and $6,000 for a summer internship. Applications are due March 3.

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassadors Program

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) Program is a nationwide network of space enthusiast volunteers. The SSA Program builds on and expands the outstanding efforts undertaken by the Galileo mission since 1997. Because of the success of the original Galileo Ambassadors program, JPL missions exploring Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Asteroids, Comets, Earth, the Sun and the Universe now come together to expand the program's scope to the Solar System and beyond.

Applications to become a Solar System Ambassador are accepted once a year during the month of September. Successful candidates begin their one-year, renewable term of service the following January 1.

The Announcement of Opportunity and application form will be available through September 1 - 30.
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Travel Funds Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund offers $500 travel grants to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in fields of space science and engineering to attend professional meetings to present their research.

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Congratulations to OSGC University of Cincinnati Scholar, Brandon Cook, who received a Gerald A. Soffen Travel Grant!

Brandon Cook, a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, is a Spring 2014 Travel Grant recipient.

Brandon attended the 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Florida to present his work, "UAS Collision Avoidance, Navigation, and Target Assignment in a Congested Airspace Using Fuzzy Logic". Brandon's essay described the birth of his interest in space as a youth, and he maintained a consistent involvement in research and a stellar GPA all while competing as a varsity track and field athlete.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Scholarships

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Aerospace States Association (ASA) Scholarship Program

Applicants must be an entering their sophomore or junior year and be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program pursuing study in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace-related fields to be eligible for the $2,000 scholarship.

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