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Undergraduate Programs

WSGC awards dozens of scholarships, fellowships, internships, and research funds to affiliate college and university students across the state. 

Undergraduate Scholarship

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

Undergraduate Research

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

Women in Aviation SCHOLARSHIP

WSGC awards $2,000 scholarships to support two outstanding female undergraduate students interested in aviation-related careers.
Read more about the Women in Aviation scholarship for female undergraduates

STEM Bridge Scholarship

WSGC awards $2,000 scholarships to outstanding sophomore and junior 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 and junior undergraduates

ELIJAH High-Altitude Balloon Research sCHOLARSHIP

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 Elijah High-Altitude Balloon project


WSGC runs the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research program, which provides opportunities for students to conduct earth observing experiments using remote sensing technologies and techniques.  
Read more about the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research Scholarship program.

Rocket Competitions

WSGC hosts the Collegiate Rocket Competition and supports Wisconsin students in NASA’s Space Grant Midwest High-Power Rocket Competition.
Read more 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.
Read more about First Nations Launch

Wisconsin Internships

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

NASA internships are nationally competitive opportunities for students from a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds to work with NASA scientists and engineers on problems at the forefront of spaceflight technology.
Read more about NASA internship opportunities


High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) - Louisiana Space Grant Consortium

HASP provides 15-20 hours of high-altitude flight time for up to 12 student experiments. These programs are currently on hiatus
Read more about HASP

Rockon/RockSat - Colorado space Grant Consortium/Virginia space grant consortium

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 Artemis Student Challenges provide an opportunity for student teams to join the Artemis Generation and take on a challenge or help solve a problem.  WSGC funds student teams accepted into any of the Artemis Challenges through the NASA Sponsored Competitions program. Challenges include Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Lunabotics, Micro-g NExT, Big Idea Challenge, First Nations Launch, Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students, and Student Launch.  First Nations Launch is hosted by the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.
Read more about NASA Artemis Student Challenges

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