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MSGC NEW Scholarships and Fellowships

MSGC's annual Scholarship and Fellowship Competitions are held each Spring for awards for the ensuing academic year. Awards are normally made to select students enrolled at MSGC campuses in disciplines related to Science, Math, Engineering, Technology or other areas of interest to NASA. The awards are tiered with the potential for automatic renewal.

Scholarships

The Montana Space Grant Consortium offers undergraduate scholarships of for the academic year. Awards are made on a competitive basis to students enrolled in fields of study relevant to NASA's mission. These fields include (but are not necessarily limited to): the Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, and Civil Engineering.

Awardees must be U.S. citizens enrolled as full-time students at a Montana Space Grant Consortium campus.

Four Year Institutions Tiered Program for Automatic Renewal

  • 1st scholarship: $1000 for the academic year. Automatic renewal for a 2nd year if you remain in good academic standing and complete 5 hours of community service. You must also obtain an endorsement for renewal from your campus affiliate representative confirming criteria for renewal has been met. This will come in the form of a confirmation email from your campus representative to MSGC headquarters.
  • 2nd scholarship: $1500 for the academic year. Automatic renewal for a 3rd year if you remain in good academic standing, complete 5 hours of community service, and attend MSGC Research Symposium. You must also obtain an endorsement for renewal from your campus affiliate representative confirming criteria for renewal has been met. This will come in the form of a confirmation email from your campus representative to MSGC headquarters.
  • 3rd scholarship: $2000 for the academic year.
  • 4th Year: you are encouraged to apply for a research award.

Applications are due each year on April 1st for four year institutions.

Two Year Institutions Tiered Program for Automatic Renewal

  • 1st scholarship: $1000 for the academic year. Automatic renewal for a 2nd year if you remain in good academic standing and complete 5 hours of community service. You must also obtain an endorsement for renewal from your campus affiliate representative confirming criteria for renewal has been met. This will come in the form of a confirmation email from your campus representative to MSGC headquarters.
  • 2nd scholarship: $1500 for the academic year. Automatic renewal for a 3rd year if you remain in good academic standing, complete 5 hours of community service, attend MSGC Research Symposium, and are enrolled in a four year Montana institution. You must also obtain an endorsement for renewal from your campus affiliate representative confirming criteria for renewal has been met. This will come in the form of a confirmation email from your campus representative to MSGC headquarters.

Applications are due each year on October 1st for two year institutions

Affilate Representative information is listed on the MSGC Members page.

Online Scholarship Application Form (undergraduate students) *If this link gives you a blank page, please log into your google account, if you have one, for access. Typically this should not be necessary but there have been reports of intermittent access issues.

Submit unofficial transcripts to msgc [at] montana [dot] edu by the deadline. All application materials will be sent to your campus affiliate representative for participation in reviewing applications.

 

Fellowships

The Montana Space Grant Consortium offers graduate fellowships of $9,000 plus in-state tuition and fees for one semester. Applications are due each year on April 1. Awards are made on a competitive basis to graduate students working on research projects in fields of study relevant to NASA's mission.

Awardees must be U.S. citizens enrolled as full-time students at a Montana Space Grant Consortium campus.

Graduate fellowship awards are typically for one semester but are renewable on a competitive basis.

Online Fellowship Application Form (graduate students) *If this link gives you a blank page, please log into your google account, if you have one, for access. Typically this should not be necessary but there have been reports of intermittent access issues.

All application materials are due by April 1st.

 

Writing Resources

For tips on writing a good personal statement click on the Institute for Broadening Participation website.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab is an excellent site with abundant materials available for students.

 

For more information contact the Montana Space Grant Consortium office.


Previous Fellowship and Scholarship Award Recipients.


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