Created in 1984 to honor the Mercury 7 astronauts, the Astronaut Scholarship is not just for students in aerospace engineering. Its mission is to promote future U.S. scientists in all STEM fields.
Students can be nominated for consideration in either their sophomore or junior years. The scholarship offers $10,000 and an invitation to network with other scholarship winners at an induction ceremony at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Winning nominees typically have a 3.8 or better GPA, extensive research experience, and plan to pursue a career in scientific research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be nominated by a U-M faculty member with whom they have extensive research or academic experience before completing an application.
The deadline for faculty nominations to be received and considered is January 10, 2014. Interested students should talk with a faculty member about nomination for this award. Faculty should submit letters of recommendation directly to Henry Dyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.