Astronaut Scholarship: For second- and third-year STEM undergraduates

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 up to $15,000, attend the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's Innovators Weekend in the fall, and become part of a network of scholarship alumni, astronauts, and foundation supporters.

Current sophomores and juniors engaged with exceptional motivation, creativity, and performance in STEM fields are eligible. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens at the time of their 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, visit the Astronaut Scholarship page on the JHU National Fellowships Program website.

Interested students should email to request access to the NFP's Astronaut Applicants' Blackboard site (include your JHED if you are not using your JHU email to send the request) and plan to submit a brief pre-application by 9 a.m. on Feb. 1. The pre-application and additional information are available on the Blackboard site.

Questions? Contact Dr. Kathleen Barry ( at the National Fellowships Program.