WSGC awards dozens of scholarships, fellowships, internships, and research funds to affiliate college and university students across the state.
WSGC awards $2,000 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students who are pursuing aerospace, space science, or other interdisciplinary space-related studies.
Read more about the WSGC scholarship for undergraduates
WSGC awards research support to qualified undergraduate students to create and implement a small research study of their own design.
Read more about undergraduate research funding
STEM Bridge Scholarship
WSGC awards $1,000 scholarships to outstanding sophomore undergraduate students identified as a member of a federally recognized minority group (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander) enrolled in a STEM program of study, demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA’s mission.
Read more about the STEM Bridge scholarship for sophomore undergraduates
High-Altitude Balloon Platform Research
WSGC runs the Elijah High-Altitude Balloon project, which provides opportunities for students to fly their science experiments in a near-space environment. Students design, build, and launch a payload from a high-altitude balloon that ascends up to 100,000 feet or more before bursting.
Read more about the high-altitude balloon project
WSGC hosts the Collegiate Rocket Competition, and supports Wisconsin students in NASA’s Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition.
Read more about about WSGC rocket competitions
First Nations Launch
WSGC hosts the national First Nations Launch high-powered rocket competition, which is open to qualified full-time students in tribal colleges or AISES chapters from around the country.
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Tethered Aerostat Program
Through a NASA grant, WSGC offers the opportunity for students at our two-year affiliate campuses to participate in on-campus environmental monitoring/remote sensing research using tethered aerostats (blimps). Student internships with $8,000 and $5,000 annual stipends are available during 2014-2016.
Read more about the Tethered Aerostat Program
WSGC supports internships at our commercial partners Orbitec and Space Explorers, Inc.
Read more about in-state internship opportunities
NASA Sponsored Competitions
WSGC supports team participation in NASA sponsored competitions with up to $3,000 per project. These opportunities are competitive in nature, involve a NASA center, and require a NASA-managed selection process.
Read more about NASA Sponsored Competitions
NASA internships are nationally competitive opportunities for students from a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds to work to work with NASA scientists and engineers on problems at the forefront of spaceflight technology.
Read more about NASA internship opportunities
NASA Reduced Gravity
WSGC funds student teams to compete in NASA reduced gravity programs such as Microgravity University. These programs are currently on hiatus for the year 2014-2015.
Read more about NASA Reduced Gravity programs
High Altitude Student Platform (HASP)
HASP provides 15-20 hours of high-altitude flight time for up to 12 student experiments.
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WSGC has supported student teams for both training workshops (RockOn) and research projects (RockSat) on suborbital sounding rocket missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.
Read more about RockSat
NASA Robotic Mining Competition
WSGC funds students accepted to NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition.
Read more about NASA’s Robotics program