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February 13, 2008

J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington

NASA Aeronautics Offers University Scholarships

WASHINGTON - NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will accept applications from undergraduate and graduate students between Feb. 22 and Mar. 17, 2008, for its fall 2008 scholarship program. The purpose of this new scholarship program is to attract highly-motivated students to aeronautics and related fields.

Undergraduates in their second year of study can earn up to $15,000 per year for two years, and graduate students can earn up to $35,000 per year for three years. Money can be used for tuition, room and board, and other school-related expenses. Students also can apply for optional summer internships at NASA research centers to earn an additional $10,000 in stipends.

Students who have not committed to a specific academic institution or program can apply, but if accepted into the scholarship program, they must be admitted into a suitable aeronautical engineering program or related field of study at an accredited U.S. university by the fall of 2008. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate works to enhance the state of aeronautics for the nation, transform the U.S. air transportation system and develop the knowledge, tools and technologies to support future air and space vehicles. The directorate's focus is on cutting-edge, fundamental research in traditional aeronautical disciplines, as well as emerging fields with promising applications to aeronautics.

For specific details about this scholarship program and to apply, visit:


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