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Undergraduate Scholarship

WSGC awards $2,000 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students who are pursuing aerospace, space science, or other interdisciplinary space-related studies.

Announcement of Opportunity 2017-2018

  Two-year Institutions All Institutions
Applications Open: August 11, 2017 November 30, 2017
Application Deadline: October 2, 2017 February 5, 2018
Award Announcement Week: December 1, 2017 April 6, 2018

Undergraduate Scholarship Announcement of Opportunity


Two-Year Academic Institutions: Up to $2,000* award for Spring 2018 semester.
All Academic Institutions: Up to $2,000* award for the 2018-2019 academic year. 
*Subject to availability of funds.

Purpose:  Scholarships to support outstanding undergraduate students pursuing aerospace, space science, or other interdisciplinary space-related studies.

Alexander Strange - University of Wisconsin - MadisonUndergraduate Scholarship 2015, 2016


To Apply:

Application Requirements:  

Applicants who meet the following requirements can apply for this scholarship by registering and applying online at

  • U.S. citizen
  • WI resident during academic school year
  • Enrolled full-time in, admitted to, or applied to any undergraduate program at a WSGC college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (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 high school seniors and undergraduate students to apply to the Undergraduate Scholarship funding program.  The Consortium especially encourages applications from members of minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities, and from those pursuing interdisciplinary aerospace studies in, but not limited to, engineering, the sciences, architecture, law, business, nursing and medicine. 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. 

Current and Past Recipients

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):
    (a) A clear, concise account of your reasons for seeking this scholarship*.  
    (b) Evidence of previous interest and experience in space, aerospace, or space-related studies.
    (c) A description of your present interest in the space field.
    (d) A description of the program of space-related studies you plan to pursue during this period of this award.
  2. Copy of your high school transcript (unofficial is acceptable/incoming freshmen only)
  3. Copy of most recent college transcript (unofficial is acceptable/not required for incoming freshmen)
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation:  Letter(s) of recommendation may be submitted with the online application.  Confidential letter(s) of recommendation may be emailed to  Subject: UGS18_LOR.
    (a) One from a STEM faculty member who advises the applicant (academic advisor or high school advisor for incoming freshmen).
    (b) One from another faculty member, employer, or aerospace professional of choice.
    NOTE:  Students also applying for the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program should submit a statement distinguishing the scholarship from the fellowship application. Primary consideration for Undergraduate Scholarship awardees is given to first-time applicants.  
  1. Olivia Rasmussen - University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nicole Jackson - Milwaukee School of Engineering:Undergraduate Scholarship 2017

    Olivia Rasmussen - University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nicole Jackson - Milwaukee School of Engineering:
    Undergraduate Scholarship 2017

Award Acceptance Components:  As part of the award acceptance, you will be asked to attend the Annual Wisconsin Space Conference in August 2018 and submit the following documents on the WSGC website under Program Applications/Your Applications:

  • Award Agreement Letter
  • W9
  • Media Release Form
  • One-Paragraph Biography
  • Professional Photo
  • Summary Report
  • 2-3 project photos

Please direct questions about the Undergraduate 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


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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 Training Grant #NNX15AJ12H. 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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