WASHINGTON - NASA has selected 25 graduate and undergraduate students to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year.
The recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program, which is in its second year. The scholarship program is designed to aid students enrolled in fields of study with applications promising to aeronautics.
"If NASA is to help solve the aviation challenges of the 21st century, we are going to need input from fresh, well-trained and motivated students entering the aeronautics arena," said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "Our goal is to encourage and foster these students to continue with their interest in aviation and apply what they learn to our research efforts."
Selected students will have the opportunity to intern with NASA researchers and directly work on projects such as managing air traffic more efficiently, improving safety and reducing emissions and noise reduction.
Undergraduate scholarship winners will receive $15,000 per year to cover tuition costs for two years and a $10,000 stipend during a summer internship with NASA. Graduate scholarship winners will receive approximately $35,000 per year for as many as three years and $10,000 stipends for as many as two summer internships. To maintain their scholarship awards, all recipients must continue to meet the academic standards of the universities they attend.
The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program annually awards 20 two-year undergraduate scholarships plus summer internships, and five two- or three-year graduate scholarships plus summer internships. Acceptance of on-line applications for the fall 2010 scholarship year will begin in September. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or its territories. The application requirements include information on the students' proposed area of study.
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