Scholarship Applications

The regular application period for Fall 2018 scholarships was March 16 through May 1, 2018. Late applications will still be considered on a case by case basis, if funding slots are available. For information about the program and to apply, visit our Scholarships page. Priority is given to eligible returning students, but new applications can always be considered, contingent on the availability of funds.

Current scholarship recipients: if you are looking for the awardee information form, it is here.

2018 MDSGC Summer Exchange Internship Program Announcement

The 2018 program will exchange students among five participating universities for a 10-week engineering internship experience. Visit the 2018 Summer Exchange page for complete program information. The deadline for online applications was Friday, March 23, 2018. As of mid-May 2018, all positions are filled.

The Summer Exchange program invites qualified students at participating institutions to apply for hands-on summer engineering internships at any of the other institutions, supported by Maryland Space Grant Consortium. Interested students should contact the faculty coordinator (see below) at their home institution for more information.

The participating institutions in the 2018 program are:

Capitol Technology University
Coordinator: Prof. Angela Walters

Morgan State University
Coordinator: Prof. Guangming Chen

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Coordinator: Prof. Carlos Romero-Talamás

University of Maryland, College Park
Coordinator: Prof. Mary Bowden

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Coordinator: Prof. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri

For more information, visit the 2018 Summer Exchange page, contact the faculty coordinator at your institution, or contact Matt Collinge at MDSGC.

HCC Summer Bridge Internships

Hagerstown Community College students: Are you interested in Space? Aeronautics? Robotics? Astrophysics?  Or any other STEM field of study of relevance to NASA? Then read on!

Each summer, MDSGC supports one or more paid summer internships for HCC students interested in the above who are (1) U.S. citizens; (2) pursuing a STEM major; and (3) considering enrolling at one of the following universities: Capitol Technology University, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Towson University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County, or University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

HCC students who will have completed at least one year of studies by summer can apply for this opportunity. For successful applicants, the Maryland Space Grant Consortium will arrange and fund a 10-week summer internship at any of the above universities focused in the area of your choice. By the end of the summer, in addition to the hands-on research experience of the internship itself, you will also have had the opportunity to get to know the environment of the university campus you may ultimately attend.

As of mid-April 2018, summer 2018 positions have been filled! To get an idea about how to prepare for next year’s opportunity, have a look at the application form, and see what kind of internship projects MDSGC sponsors here or here.

For more information please contact either:

HCC Bridge Coordinator
Prof. Ed Sigler
Office: STEM-424
(240) 500-2610

Maryland Space Grant Consortium
Matt Collinge, Deputy Director
(410) 516-7106

Summer NASA Internships

Applications for Summer 2018 NASA internships closed March 16, 2018.

Apply for the upcoming cycle through the NASA system at:

Applications for summer internships generally open early in the preceding fall, and offers start going out well before the application period closes. In general, the earlier you apply, the better your chances!

Next RockOn Workshop – Summer 2019

Screen shot of RockOn 2018 announcement pageRockOn, a workshop at Wallops Island for sounding rocket payload design, is an exciting chance for teams of students to kickstart payload projects at their home institutions. Participants in the workshop will build a working scientific payload and then see it launch on a real sounding rocket!

RockOn is hosted by CO and VA Space Grants; MDSGC strongly encourages Maryland teams or individuals to apply for support to participate. The 2018 workshop dates were June 16-22, 2018. Discounted early registration was available until March 23. Registration officially closed on May 2, but as of January 30, 2018, all slots were filled.

Maryland teams or individuals planning to attend or interested for a future year should contact Matt Collinge for details.