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Undergraduate STEM Scholarships Community College Scholarships Education Scholarships
Kenneth J. De Witt Scholarship Paul C. K. Lam Memorial Scholarship  

The OSGC would like to recognize and thank the Ohio Department of Higher Education (State of Ohio) and the Ohio Aerospace Institute for providing financial support to our Scholarship and Fellowship program!


In an effort to encourage advanced education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) offers financial support through competitively awarded scholarship opportunities. To be considered for a scholarship, students must be citizens of the United States pursuing an undergraduate degree as a full-time student in a STEM-related discipline at an Ohio Affiliate member university. Underrepresented Minority students, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are funded by Congress to the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program and administered through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Matching funds are provided by Affiliate member universities, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, foundations, and private industry. All scholarship recipients are required to propose and initiate a research project or educational activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the academic school year. The research must be in direct alignment with one of the following four (4) NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD); Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD); Science Mission Directorate (SMD); and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). Recipients must also attend and present the findings of their research/educational activity at the Annual Student Research Symposium, held every April at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Interested students should contact the Campus Representative at their home university for more information. Note that no indirect charges are allowed by the university for fellowship awards. All fellowship awards are contingent on available funding. OSGC member schools and related STEM disciplines are listed below.


Member universities: STEM-related disciplines include:

• Baldwin Wallace University
• Case Western Reserve University
• Cedarville University
• Central State University
• Cleveland State University
• Kent State University
• Marietta College
• Miami University
• Ohio Northern University
• The Ohio State University
• Ohio University
• The University of Akron
• University of Cincinnati
• University of Dayton
• The University of Toledo
• Wilberforce University
• Wright State University
• Youngstown State University

Shuttle Launch

• Aeronautical Engineering
• Aerospace Engineering
• Astronomy
• Biology
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science and Engineering
• Control Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Mechanics
• Geography
• Geology
• Industrial Engineering
• Manufacturing Engineering
• Material Science and Engineering
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Petroleum Engineering
• Physics
• Radiological Engineering
• Systems Engineering
• Welding Engineering


Undergraduate STEM Scholarships
Exhibit PostersOpen to full-time Junior or Senior undergraduate students (must be U. S. citizens) enrolled in a STEM-related discipline at an Affiliate university. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate STEM Scholarships are $3,500 ($2,500 from NASA; $1,000 from the university). OSGC will provide the funding to the university in August. Contact your Campus Representative for additional information about how funds are dispersed at your school. Scholarships begin with the Fall term. All scholarship recipients are required to propose and initiate a research project or educational activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the academic school year. The research project must have a direct relationship to STEM and be in direct alignment with one of the following four (4) NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD); Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD); Science Mission Directorate (SMD); and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)

Scholars are required to attend the Annual Student Research Symposium at the Ohio Aerospace Institute and present their research. Juniors present a poster, and Seniors make a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research project. Awards are for one academic year, and Junior awards may be renewable for the following year if the student's academic performance is acceptable, good progress has been made on the research project with plans for the following year, and upon approval of the Campus Representative. Current scholarship recipients who are interested in being renewed as Senior scholars are encouraged to follow up with their Campus Representative about their school’s renewal policy. Note that no indirect charges are allowed by the university for scholarship awards. All scholarship awards are contingent on available funding.

Interested students should submit an application package that includes the following:

Scholarship Photo Prospective applicants are expected to discuss the program with the Campus Representative before completing the application. Applications are to be submitted to the appropriate Campus Representative by March 1. Applications are Selection is competitive and will be based upon the applicant’s academic record, Personal Objective Statement, and proposed research project. Separate Evaluation of applicants and award of scholarships will take place at each Affiliate member university. Written notification of scholarship awards will be sent to recipients in the Spring.






Download the following 2020-2021 scholarship materials:



Community College Scholarships
Open to full- or part-time students (must be U. S. citizens) enrolled in a STEM-related discipline at a participating Community College listed below. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Community College Scholarships are one-year awards of $1,000. Selected students should be working toward an Associate Degree, or have the intention to continue for a 4-year degree, preferably at one of the OSGC Affiliate institutions, or enter the world of work in a STEM-related position.

All community college scholarship recipients are required to propose and initiate a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the academic school year. The research project must have a direct relationship to STEM and be in direct alignment with one of the following four (4) NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD); Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD); Science Mission Directorate (SMD); and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). Awardees will present a poster detailing the research at the Annual Student Research Symposium held in April at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.

Participating Community Colleges:

STEM-related disciplines include:
• Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
• Columbus State Community College
• Cuyahoga Community College
• Lakeland Community College
• Lorain County Community College
• Sinclair Community College

Symposium Presenter
• Aviation Technology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science/Computer Engineering
• Construction Engineering Technology
• Dietetic Technology
• Earth Science
• Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
• Engineering Technology
• Environmental Health and Safety Technology
• Geography
• Health Information Management
• Industrial Technology
• Information Technology
• Integrated Systems Engineering Technology
• Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering Technology
• Manufacturing Technology
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Nuclear Medicine
• Physics
• Etc.

Interested students should submit an application package that includes the following:

Applications are to be submitted to the appropriate Campus Representative by October 31.

Download the following 2020-2021 Community College scholarship materials:



Education Scholarships
In an effort to increase the number of students entering the teaching profession, the OSGC offers financial support through competitively awarded Education scholarships. Open to full-time undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate students (must be U. S. citizens) who are pursuing certification and licensure in Science, Mathematics, or Early Childhood Education at an OSGC Affiliate university through the College of Education. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The following certifications are eligible for the Education scholarship:

Exhibit Posters

All Education scholarship recipients are required to plan and conduct an educational project or activity under the guidance and approval of a campus advisor/mentor incorporating NASA educational materials into a K-12 lesson, series of lessons, or activity highlighting the significant collections of available NASA educational materials. Examples of some suggested topics that have been presented in the past are listed below. Awardees are also required to attend a one-day pre-service teacher workshop presented by a NASA Aerospace Education Services Project Specialist held in the Fall at the Ohio Aerospace Institute as part of the program.

Education scholarships are $2,000 and are awarded during the school year at your home campus. Scholarships may be renewable for the following year if the student's academic performance is acceptable, good progress has been made on the education research project with plans for the following year, and upon approval of the Campus Advisor/Mentor. Note that no indirect charges are allowed by the university for education scholarship awards. All education scholarship awards are contingent on available funding.

Interested students should submit a completed application package to the appropriate Campus Representative by March 1. Applications are due to the OSGC Program Office by Mid-March.


Participating Universities Include:

Suggested topics for education projects:
• Baldwin Wallace University
• Cedarville University
• Central State University
• Cleveland State University
• Kent State University
• Marietta College
• Miami University
• Ohio Northern University
• The Ohio State University
• Ohio University
• The University of Akron
• University of Cincinnati
• University of Dayton
• The University of Toledo
• Wright State University
• Youngstown State University


• Robotics and Unmanned Space Exploration
• Space Food and Nutrition
• Principles of Rocketry
• Principles of Flight
• Comparing and Contrasting the Planets
• The Effects of the Human Body in Space
• Students Investigate Human Physiology in Space to Increase
   their Understanding of the Human Cardiovascular System
• How Big Is Our Solar System? An Exploration of Proportion
   and Scale for Algebra I
• Inquiry-based and Discovery Learning in Mathematics
• Ecology on Mars
• Creating a Self-Sustaining Ecosystem
• Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion
• Using Proportions and Ratios to Create a Model of Solar
   System
• Exploring the Orion Spacecraft
• Modeling Orbits in the Solar System
• Newton Car
• Applications of Ellipses
• Geometry and Rockets
• Discovering Properties of Stars: Color, Luminosity, and
   Temperature

Download the following 2020-2021 Education scholarship materials:





Kenneth J. De Witt NASA / Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
Scholarship at The University of Toledo


Kenneth De Witt PhotoThis annual scholarship was established in 2007 and is in memory of Dr. Kenneth J. De Witt who served as the Ohio Space Grant Consortium Director from 1993-2006. The scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in Chemical Engineering at The University of Toledo.

Interested students regarding this scholarship should contact the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo at (419) 530-8080.


Recipients:
2019-2020 - Elizabeth M. Hubbard, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2018-2019 - Kevin A. Fruth, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2017-2018 - Olivia J. Calder, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2016-2017 - Kylee J. Kramer, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2015-2016 - Jacob J. Beakas, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2014-2015 - Sarah Elizabeth Gerren, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2013-2014 - Alexa D. Spudie, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2012-2013 - Kevin T. Garverick, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2011-2012 - Brittany M. Wilkewitz, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2010-2011 - Erika Stevens, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2009-2010 - Brendan P. Campana, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2008-2009 - Curtis C. Sinewe, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering
2007-2008 - Emily E. Roth, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering




Paul C. K. Lam Memorial Scholarship at The University of Akron

Paul Lam PhotoThis annual scholarship was established in 2009 and pays tribute to Dr. Paul C. K. Lam who served as the Ohio Space Grant Consortium Director from 2007-2009. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving underrepresented undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron.

Interested students regarding this scholarship should Ms. Heidi Cressman, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, in the College of Engineering at The University of Akron, ASEC 201, or at (330) 972-7701.

Recipients:
2019-2020 - Kenneth M. Carver, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
2018-2019 - Hannah J. Jordan, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
2017-2018 - Tayana Settles-Austin, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
2016-2017 - Autumn A. Barkley, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
2015-2016 - Autumn A. Barkley, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
2014-2015 - Adam M. Bracken, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
2013-2014 - Leanna J. Sherman, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
2012-2013 - Lonnie M. Atkinson, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
2011-2012 - Lonnie M. Atkinson, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
2010-2011 - Mikhail Kimbel, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
2009-2010 - Michael Croston, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering


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