Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Astronaut Scholarship

Astronaut Scholarship

About the Astronaut Scholarship

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation supports exceptional undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields through scholarships of up to $10,000. The Foundation was created to ensure that the United States maintains its leadership in science and technology by supporting some of the very best college students in these fields. Nominees for this award are selected based on a demonstrated “drive or talent that foreshadows a creative career leading to the advancement of scientific knowledge and technology.” Astronaut Scholars have the opportunity to meet and network with their fellow scholars and Foundation members and guests at an annual “Innovators Weekend” each fall.

As an ASF affiliated university, Syracuse University may nominate two students for the Astronaut Scholarship each year.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

– must be a U.S. citizen
– sophomores and juniors (with at least one full year of undergraduate study remaining)
– engaged in relevant lab, research, entrepreneurial and/or internship work in a STEM field
– evidence of academic excellence (typically a GPA of 3.7 or above)
– majoring in a program approved by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (this list can be found at https://astronautscholarship.org/assets/astronaut-scholarship-major-fields-of-study.pdf). Students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not eligible for the scholarship.

University endorsement required?

Yes

Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Astronaut Scholarship application process:

Applicants must be nominated by faculty members and selected for an endorsement by the university; candidates may not apply directly for the scholarship. Look for summer or semester research opportunities to foster relationships with faculty. Students are nominated on the basis of their demonstrated “initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen STEM field.”

The internal SU application process occurs in early November. The Syracuse University Astronaut Scholarship committee selects two nominees–traditionally one from the College of Arts & Sciences and one from the College of Engineering & Computer Science–each year. Nominees work with CFSA to complete their applications and submit them in March.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu More Information:  http://astronautscholarship.org/

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