NASA Wants You! Have You Got What It Takes?
September 13, 2012

NASA Now Accepting Applications For Aeronautics Scholarships From Grads And Undergrads

April Flowers for -- Your Universe Online

"Now it is time to take longer strides—time for a great new American enterprise—time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth." -- President John F. Kennedy addressing a Joint Session of Congress, May 25, 1962

NASA is making a call for students willing to help with those longer strides, students who want to be part of the mission to explore space and assure our future on earth. Have you got what it takes?

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 14, 2013.

They expect to have 20 undergraduate and 5 graduate scholarships to award to students in an aeronautical engineering program or related fields.

Undergraduate students who have at least two years of study remaining will receive up to $15,000 per year for two years and the opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend by interning at a NASA research center during the summer.

Graduate students will receive a $35,000 stipend per year and $11,000 for educational expenses for up to three years, with an opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend interning at a NASA research center for up to two consecutive summers. Graduate students also must apply under a specific research topic to align with NASA's aeronautics research programs.

Even students not yet committed to a specific academic institution or program can apply. If they are accepted by NASA, they must be admitted by fall 2013 into an aeronautical engineering program or related field of study at an accredited U.S. university.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Scholarship money may be used for tuition and other school-related expenses.

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate conducts cutting-edge, fundamental and integrated systems research in traditional and emerging disciplines. The intent is to help transform the nation's air transportation system and support development of future air and space vehicles. The directorate's goals include improving airspace capacity and flexibility, aviation safety, and aircraft performance, as well as minimizing the environmental footprint of aviation by reducing overall noise, engine emissions and fuel usage.

For details about this scholarship program, a list of available research topics for graduate students, and the application process, visit:

For more information about aeronautics research at NASA, visit: