Space

May 30, 2012

NASA announces 2012 aeronautics scholarship recipients

NASA has selected 25 students to receive the agency’s Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year.

This scholarship program, which is in its fifth year, is designed to aid undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics and aviation. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program.

“These scholars represent the future aeronautical innovators who will be key players in enabling the advances in air transportation that will help us maintain the United States as a world leader in aviation,” said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C.

“We look forward to serving as their mentors and hearing their fresh perspective on solving the most pressing challenges facing the aeronautics community today,” Shin said.

The students will have the opportunity to intern with NASA researchers and work on developing technologies for managing air traffic more efficiently; reducing aircraft noise, fuel consumption and emissions; and improving safety.

This year’s recipients are enrolled at universities in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

The 2012 scholarship recipients’ names and their schools are depicted on an interactive map of the United States located at http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/aeronautics_scholarships/index.html.

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 $45,000 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 online applications for the 2013 school 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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