North Carolina Space Grant is pleased to offer three funding opportunities for undergraduate students.
To encourage talented underrepresented individuals (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) to pursue STEM related careers, NC Space Grant is now offering the STEM Bridge Scholarship program, a competitive scholarship program for freshman and sophomore undergraduate students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) with the goals of:
To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled full time as a freshman or sophomore at an accredited MSI in North Carolina and majoring in a STEM discipline. Applicants must also have a grade point average of at least 3.0 or above and be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, racial and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. Find more information on the program page linked below.
The STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship program is designed for students enrolled in STEM-related teacher education degree programs at the undergraduate level (pre-service teachers). Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a series of three NASA STEM Digital Badges, participate in professional seminars and attend a cohort field trip to NASA Langley Research Center. The program aims to:
NC Space Grant awards funding to undergraduate/ graduate teams to help them participate in national competitions either sponsored or sanctioned by NASA or another STEM-related organization, such as the NASA Student Launch Initiative, NASA Swarmathon, NASA Mars Rover Challenge, NASA Robotic Mining Competition, Shell Eco-Challenge, AUVSI Competition and similar. These competitions should be in the fields of science, engineering or mathematics, and complement the academic studies of the team members.