2015-2016 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a $10,000 undergraduate student award for the 2015-2016 academic year. As such, they are seeking student nominees from University of Washington faculty members. The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium serves as the liaison between the UW and ASF.

Faculty should select an outstanding UW undergraduate student who is majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines. Student nominees must be highly motivated, focused on their scientific objectives, and possess intellectual daring. No interest in an astronaut career is required.

Please keep in mind that students cannot apply directly for this award and must be nominated by a faculty member.

We recommend that interested students take initiative and download the scholarship application materials from the URL identified below, then meet with a faculty member for nomination purposes.

Nomination forms and more detailed ASF scholarship information may be downloaded from: http://www.waspacegrant.org/undergr.html

Eligibility and Application process:

  • Must be a United States citizen,
  • Must be identified and nominated by at least one faculty member who knows the student well,
  • Must be entering junior or senior undergraduate year

Accompanying the nomination form must be:

  • Two nomination letters from faculty members; one must be from the nominating professor
  • A Short Statement of Interest, Activities, Hobbies, and Goals
  • An Official Transcript
  • Resume
  • Financial Summary Form
  • Proof of Citizenship

ASF Nomination documents may be delivered to the address below in person or via post mail no later than January 30, 2015 at 5pm.

Washington NASA Space Grant
attn: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Johnson Hall Room 141 / Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195-1310

This year¹s ASF Scholar is John Mehlhaff, who is pursuing a double major in physics and computer science. A complete list of past UW awardees and their majors may be found here: