The Vermont Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce a merit based scholarship competition for the current academic year. These Vermont Space Grant Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic standing, letters of recommendation, and an essay detailing career goals. The scholarship funds are sent directly to the academic institutions to help the recipients attend an institution of higher education within the State of Vermont.
To apply for a Vermont Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship, an applicant must be:
- A Vermont resident and United States citizen.
- A graduating senior in a Vermont high school, or a current undergraduate enrolled full-time in a degree program in a Vermont institution of higher education, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Planning to pursue a professional career which has direct relevance to the United States aerospace industry and the goals of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Such as studies in: Astronomy, Biology, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Aeronautical Engineering and other basic sciences, including earth sciences, and Medicine. Cross-disciplinary and other areas of study may also apply.
- Applications must be received no later than March 1st.
- Results of the competition will be announced on or about April 1. Questions about the scholarship should be addressed to Dr. Ellen KW Brennan at Ellen.Brennan@uvm.edu or by calling (802) 656-1429.
The Vermont Space Grant Consortium (VTSGC) 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 Burlington Aviation Technology School/Burlington Technical Center. 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.
(1) As part of your acceptance of this scholarship, you will need to complete the Vermont Space Grant Student Profile Form. You will receive an email providing you with a link to that form in early spring. There are reports that VTSGC are mandated to complete for the NASA Office of Education. As part of that award, VTSGC needs to keep track of the students that were funded for the NASA Office of Education. By tracking your career, we can show the Office of Education that the money funneled down to the states does make an impact on students going into STEM related fields. This data is then sent to Congress as proof that Space Grant Consortiums are successful with the use of their funds.This is how we continue to receive funding for students in our state.
(2) Scholarships are not automatically renewable, and applicants who are current scholarship recipients must reapply for an additional year of scholarship funding.
(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 recipient's awareness of NASA and its mission.
STRATEGIC PLAN AND GOALS:
- Hold a yearly competition to award merit-based VTSGC Undergraduate Scholarships to Vermont students in STEM disciplines attending Vermont academic institutions.
- Fund scholarships for Vermont students.
For more information, call Dr. Ellen KW Brennan at (802) 656-1429. Email: Ellen.Brennan@uvm.edu
VERMONT SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM AWARDS
VTSGC is 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. On behalf of Director Cole and the Vermont Space Grant Consortium, we are pleased to announce:
|Megan Ardren||University of Vermont||Essex Junction, Vermont|
|Kai Boyd||University of Vermont||Wilmington, Vermont|
|Emily Friedman||University of Vermont||Burlington, Vermont|
|Logan Griswold||University of Vermont||Williston, Vermont|
|William Harvey||University of Vermont||Georgia, Vermont|
|Anders Holm-Brown||University of Vermont||Essex Junction, Vermont|
|Sulaiman Jadallah||Champlain College||Burlington, Vermont|
|Will Jeffries||University of Vermont||Burlington, Vermont|
|Dustin Pereslete||University of Vermont||Grand Isle, Vermont|
|Anna Ursiny||University of Vermont||Essex Junction, Vermont|