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Contest / ScholarshipAstronaut Scholarship Foundation: Candidate Scholarship
Description:The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology in the future by supporting promising students in science and engineering.

Scholarship candidates must be nominated by faculty members. Students may not apply directly for the scholarship.

Scholarship nominees must be U.S. citizens.

Scholarship nominees must be engineering or natural or applied science students (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, mathematics, computer science) with intentions to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degrees. Students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not eligible for the scholarship. However, those intending to perform biomedical research are eligible.

Special consideration is not given to aeronautical/astronautical engineering students or those intending to pursue careers as astronauts. Special consideration is given to students who have shown initiative, creativity, and excellence in their field.

Scholarship nominees must be at least third year college students, have excellent grades, and have participated in lab and research work in their field. With this background, the student is fairly well committed to continuing on this course.

Scholarship nominees and recipients must be attending one of the following cooperating educational institutions:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvey Mudd College
Miami University (Ohio)
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
North Dakota State University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Tufts University
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado
University of Kentucky
University of Minnesota
University of Oklahoma
University of Washington
Washington University (St. Louis)

The scholarship candidates are nominated by faculty in their department to a university-wide committee. The university committee selects their best two candidates and submits these nominees to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Committee.

The ASF Scholarship Committee selects one recipient from each school and presents the candidates to the ASF Board of Directors for approval. If both nominees from a school are deemed unqualified, the scholarship will not be awarded to the school. In some cases, students have carried over their awards to a second or third year.
Sponsor:Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Sponsor's Goals:
Total # of Prizes:18
Low Prize:
Top Prize:$10,000.00
Applies To:Research
For Residents of:U.S.
Other Requirements:Must be nominated by school faculty member from one of the participating schools. No specific deadline.
Must be U.S. citizen.
General Fields Supported:
Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Science, Technology
Specific Fields Supported:
Astrophysics, Biochemistry/Structural Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Cell Physiology, Computational Biology, Computer Sciences, Developmental Biology, Earth Systems, Ecology/Environmental Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience

Public Contact Information
Name: Diane Wallace
Organization: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Address: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
6225 Vectorspace Blvd.
Titusville, Florida 32780
Phone: 321-269-6116
Fax: 321-267-3970
Country: United States
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