Deadlines Approaching for NASA Opportunities for College Students

Status Report From: NASA Education Office
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ACCESS: NASA Internships for Students with Disabilities

Applications are now being accepted for the Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science project, also known as ACCESS. This 10-week, paid internship at NASA centers around the U.S. is designed for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

Applicants should have strong backgrounds in science, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a desire to pursue technical careers. Students who are chosen will work with scientists and engineers in an area compatible with their skills and interests.

Applications for placement at NASA are due Jan. 16, 2009.

For more information, visit . Please e-mail any questions about this opportunity to Janie Nall at .

Graduate Student Researchers Project

Applications are now being accepted for NASA's Graduate Student Researchers Project. Through GSRP, NASA awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based masterís or doctoral degrees in science, technology, mathematics and engineering fields related to NASA research and development.

Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted as full-time students at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens.

All application materials must be received no later than Feb. 1, 2009. For more information, visit

MUST Scholarships

The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, funded by NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers.

The NASA MUST Project offers scholarships and exciting hands-on summer internship experiences at NASA to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The MUST Project selects students who aspire to becoming tomorrow's researchers, physical scientists and innovators.

The MUST Scholars receive:

  • † One-year, competitive scholarship covering up to 50 percent of tuition and fees, up to $10,000.
  • † Paid summer internship experience at a NASA center.
  • † Year-round academic support and mentoring through the MUST P.A.S.S. (Professional Academic Support System).

† The MUST scholarship is renewable, provided scholars continue to meet the academic requirements.

Applicants must:

  • † Be U.S. citizens. Those from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
  • † Reside in the U.S. or territories of the U.S.
  • † Currently be a high school senior, a full-time college freshmen or a full-time college sophomore.
  • † Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • † Be pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or a mathematics discipline.
  • † Have a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

† The application period closes on Feb. 1, 2009. For more information, visit

Please e-mail any questions about this opportunity to Vanessa Webbs at

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