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NASA Aeronautics Scholarship

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.  ARMD is undertaking a scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Eligible undergraduate students should be pursuing an aeronautical engineering degree or related field of study at an accredited U.S. college or university and have at least two (2) years of full time study left to complete as of Fall 2014. Current undergraduate juniors are not eligible for undergraduate funding unless they expect to complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later, or are in a joint baccalaureate-Master's degree program with an expected completion date of Spring 2016 or later.

Eligible graduate students must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor's degrees by Fall 2014. Scholarship awardees selected in Spring 2014 must begin their fellowship tenure by Fall 2014. Potential applicants to the program may be in their final year of undergraduate study and already accepted into a master’s or doctoral program, or they may be currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program but will not receive their degree until at least Spring 2016. Fields of study must have a focus on aeronautics-related research such as, but not limited to, air traffic management research and integrated vehicle health management.

The program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States.  Refer to Public Law 109-155-DEC. 30, 2005, 119 STAT. 2927, 42 USC 16741, Section 431 NASA Aeronautics Scholarships.  The term "nationals" refers to native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship. Persons who hold permanent resident status or foreign students are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.

The Undergraduate Award includes:
•   Up to $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for education related expenses
•   Summer internship at a NASA Research Center with a stipend in an amount up to $10,000

The Graduate Award includes:
•  $35,000 annual stipend
•  Up to $11,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for tuition and other education related expenses
•  Two (2) $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center

Applications are due May 16, 2014,and should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at Applicants should be sure to select “scholarship” for the type of application and complete the supplemental aeronautics scholarship section.