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VSGC UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM*


FACT SHEET                    ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  
 

VSGC Awards are funded by NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.  The recipients are recognized for their outstanding achievement as a scholar.  The purpose of this program is to establish a national network of universities with interests in aeronautics, space, and related fields; to encourage cooperation among universities, aerospace industry, and government; to encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aerospace; to recruit and train professionals for careers in aerospace science; and to promote a strong science, mathematics, engineering, and technology educational base from elementary through university levels.

     

VSGC SCHOLARSHIPS

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS  _ $5000 each

NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS  _  $5000 each

BTC-AVIATION TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS  _ $2500 each

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    Upcoming Year
    Application Deadline:  April 14, 2014

    You can go to the

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    *Scholarships are not automatically renewable and awardees must complete all requirements when reapplying. THIS INCLUDES A DETAILED ESSAY stating your goals with relativity to NASA's interests.  (See below)

     

    *** IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS***

     

    (1)  The Application Packet must include an essay that details STEM career plans and goals and directly connects these plans and goals to NASA interests.  Please be as specific as possible.  Essays should not exceed 3 typed double-spaced pages in length.

     

    (2) Scholarships are not automatically renewable, and applicants who are  current scholarship awardees must reapply for an additional year of scholarship funding.  The application packet in this case must include an essay that, rather than simply giving career plans and goals, describes how current VTSGC scholarship funding has advanced progress toward achieving the STEM career plans and goals that were described in the prior year's successful application for scholarship support.  Connections made to NASA in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) career fields that have relevance to some portion of NASA's mission should be explicitly described.  Any changes in career plans and goals that have come about as a result of increased knowledge of NASA's interests should also be included in this essay.

     

    (3)  All recipients of VTSGC Undergraduate Scholarships will be required to submit a short Progress Report at the end of the funded academic year.  This report should contain a brief overview of the ways in which Vermont Space Grant scholarship funding has been beneficial the pursuit of career goals and/or employment and also describe how the VTSGC scholarship funding has increased the awardee's awareness of NASA and its mission. 

     

    Applicants should arrange to have official transcripts of their academic records and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Consortium at the address below. All materials must be received no later than April 14, 2014 for an applicant to be considered for the 2014-2015 competition. Results of the competition will be announced on or about May 17, 2014. Questions about the scholarship should be addressed to Ms. Laurel Zeno at (802) 656-1429, Email: lczeno@uvm.edu

    The completed application form and essay should be mailed to the VSGC office:

     

    Vermont Space Grant Consortium/NASA EPSoR
    Votey Building
    College of Engineering and Mathematics
    University of Vermont
    Burlington, VT 05405-0156
    Telephone:(802) 656-1429,   Fax:(802) 656-1102 or 1104

    *VSGC office is located in Pearl House, 12 Colchester Ave, (2nd floor) next to the UVM Mathematics Bldg

    Contact can also be made via direct email: lczeno@uvm.edu or through the: VSGC html page:

    http://www.cems.uvm.edu/VSGC

     

     

    STRATEGIC PLAN AND GOALS:

    ●    Hold a yearly competition to award merit-based VSGC Undergraduate  Scholarships to
          Vermont students in STEM disciplines attending Vermont  academic institutions.

    ●    Fund special scholarships for Vermont students accepted at a NASA Academy  or other NASA
           competitive program.
    ●    Hold an annual Awards Night to honor VSGC Scholars and Fellows  and  showcase VSGC and
           NASA-related projects and activities in Vermont.  Invitees will include students, their parents
           and teachers,  representatives of all VSGC affiliates, state government officials, and  a NASA
            representative. 

     

    The Vermont Space Grant Consortium is an organization involving UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematics, St. Michael's College, Norwich University, Vermont Technical College, the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition, and BTC/Aviation Technology. Funded in part by a grant from NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, key goals of the Consortium are to build research infrastructure within the state, encourage Vermont students to take more mathematics and science, and promote consideration of careers in aerospace-related areas.

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