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Scholarships


Senior Scholarships Junior Scholarships
Community College Scholarships Education Scholarships
Kenneth J. De Witt Scholarship Paul C. K. Lam Memorial Scholarship

The OSGC would like to recognize Choose Ohio First, the Nord Family Foundation, and the Nordson Corporation Foundation for providing financial support to our 2012 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 in a STEM-related discipline at an Ohio member university. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. OSGC member schools and related STEM disciplines are listed below. 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. 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 scholarship awards. All scholarship awards are contingent on available funding.


Member universities: STEM-related disciplines include:

• 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 University

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• 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


Junior Scholarships
Exhibit PostersUndergraduate students enrolled in a STEM-related discipline at a member university (especially women and underrepresented minorities) are encouraged to apply for Junior Scholarship Awards.

Junior scholarships are $3,000 and are awarded during the school year at your home campus. Junior scholars are required to attend the Annual Student Research Symposium at the Ohio Aerospace Institute and present a poster detailing their proposed research project. Junior awards are for one academic year, and 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 Junior 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 Junior scholarship awards. All Junior scholarship awards are contingent on available funding.

Interested students should submit a completed application package that includes a personal objective statement discussing educational and career goals, and the benefits derived from a Space Grant scholarship, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and proposed plans for a research project. Applications are to be submitted to the appropriate Campus Representative by March 1.


Senior Scholarships
Scholarship PhotoUndergraduate students enrolled in a STEM-related discipline at a member university (especially women and underrepresented minorities) are encouraged to apply for Senior Scholarship Awards.

Senior scholarships are $4,000 and are awarded during the school year at your home campus. Senior scholars are required to attend the Annual Student Research Symposium at the Ohio Aerospace Institute and make a 15-minute Power Point presentation on their research project. Note that no indirect charges are allowed by the university for Junior scholarship awards.

Interested students should submit a completed application package that includes a personal objective statement discussing personal educational and career goals, and the benefits derived from a Space Grant scholarship, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and proposed plans for a research project. Applications are to be submitted to the appropriate Campus Representative by March 1.


You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader loaded on your system to read the following PDF downloads:

Download 2015-2016 OSGC junior and senior scholarship program announcement.
Download 2015-2016 OSGC scholarship application form.
Download 2015-2016 OSGC scholarship recommendation form.
    
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Community College Scholarships
The Ohio Space Grant Consortium also supports education at participating Community Colleges listed below. Community college scholarships are one-year awards of $1,000 presented to sophomores studying in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related discipline listed below. 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-affiliated institutions, or enter the world of work in a STEM-related position. Awardees are required to work with a Community College faculty member on an introductory research project, and 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
• Owens Community College
• Sinclair Community College
• Terra Community College

Symposium Presenter
• Aviation Technology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• 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
• Medical Assisting
• Nuclear Medicine
• Nursing
• Physics

Interested students should submit a completed application package that includes a personal objective statement discussing educational and career goals, and the benefits derived from a Space Grant scholarship, 1 letter of recommendation, transcripts, and a proposed research project. Applications are to be submitted to the appropriate Campus Representative by October 31.

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader loaded on your system to read the following PDF downloads:

Download 2014-2015 OSGC community college scholarship program announcement.
Download 2014-2015 OSGC community college scholarship application form.
Download 2014-2015 OSGC community college scholarship recommendation form.
    
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Education Scholarships
In an effort to increase the number of students entering the teaching profession, the OSGC offers financial support through competitively awarded scholarship opportunities to undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate students in the College of Education at an OSGC participating college or university listed below. To be considered for a scholarship, students must be citizens of the United States pursuing certification and licensure in a Science- or Mathematics-related teaching discipline at one of the following certification grade levels listed below. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Exhibit PostersAll 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 that includes a personal objective statement discussing educational and career goals, and the benefits derived from a Space Grant scholarship, 1 letter of recommendation, transcripts, and a proposed education project. Applications are to be submitted to the appropriate Campus Representative by October 15.


Participating Universities Include:

Suggested topics for education projects:
• 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
The following certifications are eligible for the education scholarship:
• Early Childhood Education (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3)
• Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9)
• Adolescent to Young Adult Education (AYA) (Grades 7-12)
• Multi-Age Education (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12)

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader loaded on your system to read the following PDF downloads:

Download 2014-2015 OSGC education scholarship program announcement.
Download 2014-2015 OSGC education scholarship application form.
Download 2014-2015 OSGC education scholarship recommendation form.

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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 1996-2006. 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 please contact the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo at 419.530.8080.


Recipients:
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 contact the Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at The University of Akron at 330.972.7111.

Recipients:
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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