Undergraduate Scholarships: State-wide Program

The application process for the 2019-2020 academic year is closed.

In one of several efforts to promote advanced education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) disciplines, the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) offers financial support to undergraduate students through an annual state-wide scholarship program. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

A limited number of one-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 for academic year 2019-2020 will be awarded to outstanding undergraduate students across the state of Pennsylvania who meet the following requirements:

– Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
– Applicant must be enrolled full-time at an accredited Pennsylvania college or university.
– Applicant must be a rising junior or senior in Fall 2019.
– Applicant must be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics program and likely to pursue a career in an are of interest to NASA.
– Applicant must complete an online application here: https://spacegrant.net/apps/pas1 by midnight on March 1, 2019.
(All supporting materials — letters of recommendation, resume, transcripts, etc. — must be included in order for an application to be considered complete.)

Awards will be announced by email on or before May 31, 2019.

PSGC scholarships are funded through the Congressionally-supported National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). All scholarship awards are contingent on available funding.

PSGC scholars must agree to participate in education outreach or mentoring activities (for grades K-12, undergraduates or the general public) for a minimum of ten hours per semester during the award period.

The PSGC administration office is located on Penn State’s University Park campus in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, 2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Suite 218. For more information, visit us at www.pa.spacegrant.org. Contact us at spacegrant@psu.edu or by phone 814-863-7688.


Current and Past Scholarship Recipients

Daniel Lubey – Aerospace Engineering – Penn State University
Amanda Mills – Electrical Engineering – Penn State University

Josh Aikins – Meterology – Penn State University
David Zdancewicz – Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering – Penn State University

      Shareena Cannonier – Chemistry, Lincoln University

    Ying Feng – Astronomy & Astrophysics – Penn State University
    Beth Anne Katz – Electrical & Computer Engineering – Carnegie Mellon University
    Samuel Rodriques – Math, Physics – Haverford College

Pronoy Biswas – Electrical and Computer Engineering – Carnegie Mellon University
Alexandre Gauthier – Physics – University of Pittsburgh
Nicole Melso – Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics – Penn State University

Stanley Chan – Chemical Engineering – Penn State University
Courtney Jackson – Geography – Penn State University

Emily Crabb – Physics, Computer Engineering – University of Pittsburgh
Lindsey Evans – Aerospace Engineering – Penn State University
Caitlin Gibbons – Mechanical Engineering – Penn State University

Arielle Berman – Mechanical Engineering – Penn State University
Ryan Chaky – Electrical Engineering – Bucknell University
Alexander Chan – Biomedical Engineering – Penn State University
Jason Cornelius – Aerospace Engineering – Penn State University
John Ferrara – Electrical Engineering & Mathematics – Bucknell University
Bradley Foreman – Physics – Shippensburg University
Aaron Kandel – Mechanical Engineering – Penn State University
Natalie Morrissey – Chemical Engineering – Penn State University
Bethany Tirrell – Physics & Astronomy – Kutztown University

Nicholas Chaump – Electrical Engineering and Mathematics – University of Scranton
Emelia Conte – Chemical Engineering – Penn State University
Emily Dailey – Mechanical Engineering – Villanova University
Bryan DeMarcy – Astronomy and Physics – Penn State University
James Falcone – Aerospace Engineering – Penn State University
Mark Frederick – Mechanical Engineering – Penn State University
Amanda Fritz – Meteorology – Millersville University
Gillian Good – Chemistry – Millersville University
Timothy Keebler – Meteorology – Millersville University
Sarah Kendl – Applied Mathematics – East Stroudsburg University
Andrea Merida – Mechanical Engineering – Penn State University
Susanna Ogozaly – Chemistry and Mathematics – Cedar Crest College
Kara Rosenthal – Civil and Environmental Engineering – Lafayette College
William Saunders – Physics and Astronomy – University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Schellberg – Aerospace Engineering – Penn State University
Alexander Smith – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – Penn State University
Greta Studier – Engineering – Swarthmore College

Dyami Andrews – Swarthmore College
Michelle Ash – Miseracordia University
Melea Barahona – Alvernia University
Leah Boyer – Lebanon Valley College
Melissa Burnett – Allegheny College
Reagin Carpenter – Kutztown University
Terell Dale – Swarthmore College
Alexis Davison – Penn State
Nicole Dean – Penn State
Brooke DiGia – University of Pennsylvania
Sean Giles – Robert Morris University
Thomas Haas – Shippensburg University
Nufar Herzberg – Penn State
Madelyn Hoying – Duquesne University
Jocelynn Kelly – Penn State
Abigail Lee – University of Pennsylvania
Jacob McCann –Kutztown University
Chely Miller – Penn State
Isabella Moraschi – Rosemont College
Andrew Murtha – Penn State
Emily Peters – Penn State
Grace Ringlein – University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Sawyer – Bucks County Community College
Adrianna Vaskas – Mansfield University
Alexander Zhou – University of Pennsylvania