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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sponsoring the Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Program, offering support to undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines across the United States. Program participants receive a scholarship, NASA internship and access to a wealth of professional development opportunities.
The Program offers:
A one year competitive scholarship covering up to one-half of tuition and fees, not to exceed $10,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable through the student’s junior year pro-vided that all eligibility criteria continue to be met.
Support from MUST Professional and Academic Support System (PASS) providing scholars with an online student community and professional development/leadership training.
A $6,000 (10-week summer internship stipend) to participate plus transportation and location allowance not to exceed $1,000. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a paid intern-ship at one of ten nationwide NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) centers.
Invaluable resources, insight, and experience to further STEM education and career aspirations from the MUST Consortium, comprised of three member organizations: the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
· Must be a U.S. citizen. Students from underrepresented groups (women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals from rural and low-income communities) are encouraged to apply.
· Must reside in the United States or a U.S. Territory.
· Be a college freshman, sophomore or junior and hold full-time academic status at an accredited college or university for the 2009-2010 academic year.
· Must earn and maintain a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted).
· Must be enrolled in STEM disciplines whose majors are aligned with NASA’s core competencies (physical science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degree).
Deadline for applications: February 2, 2009