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Undergraduate Scholarship

Announcement of Opportunity


2024 Scholarships

2024 Scholarships

Applications Open: August 11, 2023 November 1, 2023
Application Deadline: October 9, 2023 February 5, 2024
Award Announcement Week: December 1, 2023 March 29, 2024

Undergraduate Scholarship Announcement of Opportunity

Samantha Krueger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2023 Undergraduate Scholar


* Subject to availability of funds


Scholarships to support outstanding undergraduate students pursuing STEM-related studies supporting NASA Mission Directorates.

To Apply:

    (applicants will be required to update profile information annually).
  • CREATE a WSGC account
    (applicants will be required to update profile information annually).
  • Sign into your WSGC account and submit an application/supporting documents to the UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP funding program (applicants may apply to multiple funding programs).

Application Requirements:

Applicants who meet the following requirements can apply for the UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP:

  • 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 attending two- and four-year academic institutions to apply to the UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP funding program. The Consortium especially encourages applications from members of minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities, and those pursuing STEM-related studies supporting NASA Mission Directorates A technical advisory panel selects award winners based on academic performance and the demonstrated interest in pursuing a STEM career. For consideration, applicants must create a NASA STEM Gateway profile and complete the WSGC UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP application along with supporting documentation.

Current & Past Recipients

Supporting Materials Required with Application:

  1. A 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 STEM-related studies.
      3. A description of present interest in a STEM field(s) related to a NASA Mission Directorate(s).
      4. A description of the program of STEM-related studies supporting a NASA Mission Directorate(s) the applicant plans to pursue during this period of this award.
  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)

*NOTE: Students also applying for other scholarship/fellowship funding programs should submit a statement distinguishing the Undergraduate Scholarship application from other scholarship/fellowship applications. The Technical Advisory Panel gives primary consideration for Undergraduate Scholarship awardees 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 2024 (spring scholarships) or August 2025 (fall scholarships) and submit the following documents on the WSGC application website under Program Applications/Your Applications:

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


Please direct questions about the Undergraduate Scholarship program to:

Lindsay McHenry, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Scholarships/Fellowships
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Phone: 414-229-3951

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha WI 53140
Phone: 262-551-6054

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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