NASA’s Virginia Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarships

Written by Paul Wynns
The VSGC Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $8,500 to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in a program of study in STEM and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. Allied Health Sciences majors are not eligible for this program.

This is a competitive scholarship program, funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia contributions.

Awards are one-year, non-renewable scholarships. Students may apply for the following:

• A $3,000 student stipend during the academic year and
• A $3,500 stipend during summer (must be specified in the application)
• $1,000 research allocation for materials and travel to support research activities conducted during the academic year and/or $1,000 research allocation during the summer (if doing summer research)

Multiple awards worth


Application deadline


NASA's Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is a coalition of five Virginia colleges and universities, NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, and other institutions representing various sectors. Formed as part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, initiated by Congress in 1989, the VSGC aims to strengthen aerospace research and ...

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Eligibility information

College Upperclassmen