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STEM Bridge Scholarship

WSGC awards $2,000 renewable scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students identified as a member of a federally recognized minority group (Black or African American, Native American and Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island) enrolled in a STEM program of study, demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA’s mission.

Announcement of Opportunity 2019-2020

Applications Open: September 4, 2020  
Application Deadline: October 6, 2020  
Award Announcement Week: November 20, 2020  

STEM Bridge Scholarship Announcement of Opportunity

Awards*:
$2,000 for the spring 2021 term
$2,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year
*
Subject to availability of funds.

Purpose: Scholarships to support outstanding undergraduate students identified as a member of a federally recognized minority group (Black or African American, Native American and Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island) enrolled in a STEM program of study, demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA’s mission.

D'Amoure “Mo” Washburn-Milwaukee School of EngineeringSTEM Bridge Scholar 2020

 

To Apply:

  • Register on the WSGC website (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/forms/account/login). Applicants will be prompted to update personal information annually.
  • Upload current resume to applicant profile (optional). Applicants must check box in order to allow WSGC to share the applicant resume with Wisconsin Aerospace Industry partners for co-op, internship, and employment opportunities.
  • Sign in and submit the Grant Application Form (applicants may apply to multiple funding programs) and supporting documents.

Application Requirements: 

Applicants who meet the following requirements can apply for this scholarship by registering and applying online at spacegrant.carthage.edu/about/login:

  • U.S. citizen identified as a member of a federally recognized minority group (Black or African American, Native American and Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island)
  • WI resident during academic year
  • Enrolled full-time in, admitted to, or applied to any undergraduate program at a WSGC college or university 
  • Enrolled in a STEM program of study and demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA’s mission
  • Completed at least one year of a science, technology, engineering, or math undergraduate program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (Proposals that include a GPA of less than 3.0 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • Completed application online (see Supporting Materials Required with Application below)

The Consortium invites applications for STEM Bridge Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Award winners will be chosen based on academic performance, aerospace-related promise, and the demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in STEM/aerospace. For consideration, the application form must be complete and be accompanied by supporting documentation.

Supporting Materials Required with Application: 

  1. Maximum two-page statement containing the following (See Tools & Tips for more information on how to create professional communications):
    1. A clear, concise account of the reasons for seeking this scholarship.
    2. Evidence of previous interest and experience in space, aerospace, or space-related studies.
    3. A description of present interest in the space field.
    4. A description of the program of space-related studies the applicant plans to pursue during this award period.
  2. Copy of most recent college transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: Letter(s) of recommendation may be submitted with the online application and/or confidential letter(s) of recommendation may be emailed to spacegrant@carthage.edu.  Subject: SBS21_LOR.
    1. One from a STEM faculty member who advises the applicant (academic advisor or high school advisor for incoming freshmen).
    2. One from another faculty member, employer, or aerospace professional of the applicant’s choice.

*NOTE: Students also applying for the Undergraduate Research Fellowship or other Undergraduate and/or Women in Aviation Scholarship Programs should submit a statement distinguishing the STEM Bridge Scholarship from other scholarship/fellowship application. Primary consideration for STEM Bridge Scholarship awardees is given to first-time applicants.

Award Acceptance Components:  As part of the award acceptance, the applicant will be asked to attend the Annual Wisconsin Space Conference in August 2021 and August 2022, as well as submit the following documents on the WSGC application website under Program Applications/Your Applications:

2020-2021Rene Chavez-University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeSTEM Bridge Scholar, 2020

  • Award Acceptance Letter
  • W9
  • Media Release Form
  • One-Paragraph Biography
  • Professional Photo
  • Summary Report
  • 2-3 project photos featuring awardee
  • Student Story

2021-2022

  • Update WSGC Profile
  • W9
  • Copy of most recent college transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Summary Report
  • 2-3 project photos featuring awardee
  • Student Story

Please direct questions about the STEM Bridge Scholarship program to:

Lindsay McHenry, Ph.D. Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Associate Director for Scholarships
and Fellowships
Carthage College
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 414-229-3951 Phone: 262-551-6054
lmchenry@uwm.edu spacegrant@carthage.edu

 
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This funding opportunity is made available for the pursuit of space-related research and/or activities through the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program: NASA Educational Cooperative Agreement #80NSSC20M0123. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for this award is 43.008.

All awards are fully competitive awards of opportunity in which applications are reviewed by the WSGC Technical Advisory Panel and other experts as needed. Awards are made by the Assistant Director based on recommendations from the Associate Director.

 

 

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