Scholarship Details

NASA Education Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:





NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, or ARMD, is investing in long-term research in areas appropriate to NASA's unique capabilities and is meeting its charter of addressing national needs and benefiting the public good. The directorate is advancing the science of aeronautics as a national resource, as well as advancing the concepts, applications and technologies that can be drawn upon by civilian and military communities and by sister government agencies. Fostering new generations of highly skilled scientists and engineers is critically important to the aeronautics community. As part of its commitment to mastering the core competencies of aeronautics in all flight regimes, ARMD is focusing investments in undergraduate and graduate education. ARMD is undertaking a scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program's purpose is twofold: to provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields in accordance with the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy and its accompanying Executive Order, and to help to advance the nation’s aeronautics enterprise by investing in the educational development of the future aeronautics workforce.


U.S. Citizen (either by birth or naturalization) is required in order to apply in OSSI to be a NASA intern or fellow. If selected, you will be asked to provide proof of citizenship before the internship or fellowship begins.

If you have questions regarding your citizenship, please refer to the U.S. Department of State website. (
A Permanent Resident Alien (PRA) or Legal Resident are not considered U.S. citizens and are not eligible for NASA student opportunities available through OSSI.

Pre-college applicants must be at least 16 years of age (at time of application) and a current high school sophomore, junior, or senior. Please note that if a student completes an academic level in the spring, they will be considered the next level for summer sessions (i.e. a high school senior that graduates in the spring would be considered a freshman for a summer opportunity).
At the time the opportunity begins, undergraduate and graduate students must be accepted/enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university. Please note that high school seniors are considered freshmen when applying for internships. Before beginning an internship, a high school senior must have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university with plans on attending full-time.
Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Please note if your college or university does not use GPA, you will need to explain the grading method in the application.

Terms of Award:

This program awards 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to students in aeronautics or related fields. It is administered through NASA's One-Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for interns, fellows and scholars. At OSSI, students interested in NASA learning experiences can create an account from which to generate applications for multiple opportunities.

Please Submit:

Application on-line

Have transcripts mailed to:
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program
1818 N St, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

You may contact ASEE at:
Phone: (202) 331-3548 or (202) 350-5756

Online Application: