Penn State College of Engineering Penn State College of Engineering

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Application Deadline:



Sophomore or Junior


The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is seeking nominations exclusively from faculty members for its $10,000 scholarship for an outstanding Penn State engineering, math or natural or applied sciences major. Students nominated for Astronaut Scholarships should exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the science or engineering field of their major and should be intellectually daring in order to join the ranks of the elite Astronaut Scholars.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting promising students in science and engineering. If you wish to apply, contact the University Fellowships office in order to inquire about nomination for the scholarship.


Students in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field
Full-time sophomore or junior (1-2 years of study remaining after applying)
US Citizen
Completed at least 2 years of full-time study at Penn State by the fall semester following your application

Terms of Award:

$10,000 scholarship for an outstanding Penn State engineering student

Please Submit:

Materials must be submitted to the University Fellowships Office

For more information:
University Fellowships Office

Astronaut website:

Online Application: