MDSGC 2018-2019 Scholarship Information
Note: Fall 2019-Spring 2020 scholarship applications are not yet open. Pending resolution of the federal government shutdown, the application period is anticipated to be March-May 2019.
One of MDSGC’s goals is to support students who are attending or planning to attend an affiliate institution, who need financial support, and who wish to pursue studies in math, science, engineering, or technology, that are related to aerospace or may lead to a NASA-relevant career.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled as full-time students at a MDSGC affiliate, including:
- The Johns Hopkins University
- Morgan State University
- Towson University
- University of Maryland College Park
- University of Maryland Baltimore County
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- Capitol Technology University
- Hagerstown Community College.
Awards vary and may be used for the following educational expenses: tuition, books, fees and room and board.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of one person who can provide a recommendation. However, please note that recommendations are not automatically solicited and will only be requested by MDSGC if deemed necessary to make award decisions.
Eligibility and Awardee Requirements
To be considered for a MDSGC scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- U.S. Citizen.
- Application to, or enrollment in, an affiliate institution of MDSGC; see above.
- Full-time student majoring in a STEM area, including: engineering, computer science, the biological and life sciences, chemistry, geological sciences, physics and astronomy. Please note that we are specifically interested in students whose academic major and career aspirations are relevant to aerospace and NASA.
- Maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA and appropriate major. Awards are generally renewable from one semester to the next, contingent on this requirement, although affiliate institutions may require students to reapply between academic years.
- Affiliates may also impose additional evaluation criteria beyond the eligibility requirements above. New for 2018-2019: some affiliates will limit eligibility to returning (as opposed to incoming) students, including Towson University and the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. If you are unsure whether this restriction applies to your institution, please contact the corresponding scholarship committee member; contact information can be found via the links on the member institutions page.
Scholarship and internship awardees must agree to participate in MDSGC’s longitudinal tracking efforts, as mandated by NASA. This participation entails maintaining current contact information and responding to inquiries from the longitudinal tracking system, at least until the beginning of post-graduation employment. For successful applicants, the process starts by completing this Awardee Information Form.
Additionally, recipients of MDSGC scholarship funding are required to attend an annual event, usually held on a Saturday in October at Johns Hopkins University or another MDSGC affiliate campus. Affiliates may also require scholarship recipients to participate in degree-relevant service activities, such as outreach events or laboratory training.
Deadline and Notification of Awards
Fall 2019-Spring 2020 applications are not currently open. Spring 2019 applications will be considered on a rolling basis if funding slots are available.
After screening for eligibility, MDSGC forwards applications to the affiliate institution selected by the applicant. Successful applicants will be notified by the affiliate institution.