Astronaut Scholarship: For sophomore and junior STEM students

The Astronaut Scholarship was established in 1984 by the astronauts of NASA's Mercury 7 mission to promote U.S. leadership in science and technology by supporting top college students in STEM fields. Astronaut Scholars receive $10,000, attend a fall Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's Innovators Weekend, and become part of a network of scholarship alumni, astronauts, and foundation supporters.

Current sophomores and juniors with exceptional motivation, creativity, and performance in STEM fields are eligible. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens at the time of application, have considerable research experience, and plan to pursue research or advance their field after graduation.

For more information about the Astronaut Scholarship, eligibility, and campus application process, see the Astronaut Scholarship page of the JHU National Fellowships Program website.

Interested students should contact Kathleen Barry ( in the JHU National Fellowships Program and plan to submit a brief pre-application (available via the link above) by 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3.