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The USRA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provider: The Universities Space Research Assocation
Application Deadline: 08/01/2012
Description: The USRA Scholarship Program provides college scholarships
to students who have shown a career interest in the physical
sciences or engineering with an emphasis on space research
or space science education.


Applications for the USRA Scholarship Funds and Research Prize
will be accepted June 1, 2012 through August 1, 2012 in order
to be considered for the year beginning Fall 2012.

An undetermined number of undergraduate scholarships are
available in amounts up to $1,000. The McLucas Research Prize
is $400. Scholarships are awarded for one year only,
but recipients may re-apply for a second year. Students may
apply for both the McLucas Prize and for a USRA Scholarship but
will not be eligible to receive both awards in the same year.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for any USRA Scholarship, applicants must
be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year
accredited college or university that offers courses leading to
a degree in physical sciences or engineering. Applicants must
have completed at least two (2) years of college credits by
the time the award is received, and applicants must be U.S.


Applicants must have demonstrated or expressed interest in
space research and/or space science education.

Applicants must be majoring in the physical sciences or
engineering. This would include, but is not limited to,
aerospace engineering, astronomy, biophysics, chemistry,
chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering,
geophysics, geology, mathematics, mechanical engineering,
physics, and science education.
Scholarship Amount: $400-$1000
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Must have two years of college credits at time award is received
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Awards Given: 5-10
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Other Comments: There are five different scholarships are being offered by the
USRA, so please visit the website for details relative to each
award.  The five scholarships are as follows:

Thomas R. McGetchin Memorial Scholarship
John R. Sevier Memorial Scholarship
James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship
USRA Education Scholarship
John McLucas Astronaut Safety Research Prize

These scholarships are awarded for one year, but recipients
may re-apply for a second year.

The application is available at:

All scholarships will be paid directly to the recipients.

The USRA Scholarships are awarded without regard to race,
sex, religion, age, or national origin. USRA will not award
scholarships to applicants who are not qualified and reserves
the right not to award a scholarship in a given year.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Stacy Bowles, Media and Communications Manager
USRA Scholarship Program c/o Universities Space Research Association
10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 500
Columbia, MD 21044-3459
Phone: 410-730-2656
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