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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 2019-2020

  Two-year Institutions All Institutions
Applications Open: August 16, 2019 November 13, 2019
Application Deadline:

October 1, 2019 (extended)
October 15, 2019

February 4, 2020
Award Announcement Week: November 22, 2019 March 27, 2020

Undergraduate Scholarship Announcement of Opportunity (Rev. 10.01.19)
Undergraduate Scholarship Announcement of Opportunity


Two-Year Academic Institutions: Up to $2,000* award for Spring 2020 semester.
All Academic Institutions: Up to $2,000* award for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
*Subject to availability of funds.

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

NASA Center Intern Justin McElderry in front of SLS Core Stage.








To Apply:

  • Register on the WSGC website ( 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

  • U.S. citizen
  • WI resident during academic 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):
    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 the applicant’s high school transcript (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 and/or confidential letter(s) of recommendation may be emailed to  Subject: UGS20_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 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. 

Award Acceptance Components: 
As part of the award acceptance, awardees will be asked to attend the Annual Wisconsin Space Conference in August 2020 and submit the following documents on the WSGC application website under Program Applications/Your Applications:

  • Award Agreement Letter
  • W9
  • Media Release Form
  • One-Paragraph Biography
  • Professional Photo
  • Summary Report
  • 2-3 Project Photos
  • Student Story

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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