The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium offers scholarships for students in science, engineering, or math at Washington State University. These competitive grants are based on academic achievement, a personal essay, a recommendation from a faculty mentor who will supervise the studentís research and future academic promise.
NASA Space Grant Program Overview
In 1989, NASA took the century-old idea of a land grant university and gave it a new spin for the 21st century, creating space grant colleges and universities. Through the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, NASA pioneered an approach to education dedicated to assuring a productive future in aerospace science and technology for the nation.
Currently, 52 independently governed consortia administer NASA Space Grant programs in research, education, and public service. Their purpose is
- to establish a national network of universities with interests in aeronautics, space, and related fields
- to encourage cooperation among aerospace industry, government and universities
- to encourage interdisciplinary training, research, and public service programs related to aerospace
- to promote a strong educational base in science, math, engineering, and technology from the elementary grades through the university levels.