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NASA MUREP Scholarship Funding

The NASA Office of Education is accepting applications for MUREP Scholars. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive scholarship opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines and students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing. Underserved and underrepresented STEM groups include but are not limited to women, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with military service. MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) as recognized by the Department of Education. Eligible students include rising freshman (high school graduating seniors or GED recipients not yet enrolled in college), sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later and Minority Serving Institution community college students with at least two years remaining at the community college.  The goal is to address the agency's mission-specific workforce needs and target areas of national need in minority STEM representation. The scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, not to exceed 75% of verified tuition, and a $6,000 stipend for a required Summer 2015 ten-week internship at a NASA center. The internship provides scholars with a unique NASA research experience and preparation for global competitiveness. MUREP Scholarships cannot be concurrently accepted or combined with another US Government Federal scholarship or funding, irrespective of the scholar's status.  Applications are due May 16, 2014.

Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov .  Applicants should be sure to select “scholarship” for the type of application.