Penn State Undergraduate Scholarship

The application for the 2018-2019 academic year is closed

Awards will be announced in May

The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award one-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 per academic year to outstanding students across the state of Pennsylvania who promote undergraduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


What are the qualifications and considerations?

  • 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 2018.
  • 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.
  • In keeping with the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program goals, scholars will participate in mentoring or education outreach activities (for grades K-12, undergraduates or the general public) for a minimum of ten hours per semester.

How do I apply?

  • Submit an online application HERE by the March 1, 2018 deadline.  (The application will open on November 1, 2017)
  • All supporting materials (i.e. letters of recommendation, resume, transcripts, etc.) must be included in order for your application to be considered complete.

Current and Past Scholarship Recipients

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

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

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

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

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

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