NASA Accepting Applications For Community College Aerospace Scholars

Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

October 1, 2014 – NASA invites community college students to become NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars. Any community college student interested in the STEM disciplines who has taken or is concurrently enrolled in 9+ hours of STEM coursework is eligible to apply.

If your application is accepted, you’ll need to complete approximately twenty hours of work online. You’ll interact with your peers from across the country and participate in webinars with NASA engineers and scientists. You’ll also have some hands on work designing a rover model and planning a mission to Mars.

Students who successfully complete the interactive web-based activities may be eligible for an onsite experience at NASA where you’ll work on an exploratory team project directed by NASA engineers and attend briefings by engineers and scientists. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour NASA facilities.

Program Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school graduate and at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a registered community college student
  • Concurrent enrollment or completion of 9+ hours of STEM coursework
  • Able to commit to a 5 week online session
  • Internet access
  • NCAS is funded by NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) and the Minority University Research Education Program (MUREP).  NASA JSC covers all expenses for travel (up to $700), lodging, meals, and project supplies while at NASA.  There is a $30 non-refundable/transferable registration fee for each selected participant.

    Applications are due by midnight on December 15th. For more information, visit the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars website.