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Scholarships and Fellowships

Palmetto Academy- Student is now open and applications will be accepted until Monday, March 31st at 5:00 P.M. with all Letters of Recommendation for students being due by Friday, April 4th at 5:00 P.M. (To apply please navigate to the Palmetto Research Academy website below) *Once a student has completed and successfully submitted their application, an email will be sent to those submitting letters of recommendation within 24 hours. This email will contain a link to the letter of recommendation form. If we have not heard from someone submitting a letter of recommendation, we will contact the faculty.
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The South Carolina Space Grant Program supports undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in the space sciences and related fields with various programs. Each year, undergraduates and graduates have the opportunity to participate in research during the summer and/or throughout the year in ongoing projects sponsored by NASA. Please consult the Consortium Members to obtain contact information for each Space Grant school representative.

Only students that are US citizens are eligible to apply for SC Space Grant Consortium programs.

For a list of current projects, check out our award list.

Current Programs
Palmetto Research Academy
The Palmetto Academy Program is an immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations. For more information, visit our Palmetto Academy website. Student applications and selected research topics will be available from that site once faculty applications have been accepted and chosen.


Graduate Research Assistantship
The GRA Program awards assitantships for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. For more information, visit our Graduate website.


Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship
Undergraduate Research Awards are available for the academic year or the summer to involve students in authentic NASA-related research. For more information, visit our Undergraduate website.


Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship
As a NASA Mission Specialist, a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions, and as a geologist and oceanographer, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan has gained extensive experience both at sea and in space. This graduate award honors Dr. Kathryn Sullivan. For more information, visit our Kathy Sullivan website.


NASA Student Internships
The SCSGC will provide support for junior and senior college students to participate in the various research programs: NASA Academy at Goddard or Ames, The Undergraduate Research Program (USRP) run by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Goddard's USRP, Kennedy's USRP, Langley's LARSS, Marshall's USRP or Contracting Internship Program (NCIP), or any independent research project at a NASA Center. These programs enable undergraduate students to work 10 weeks on-site with a mentor. For more information, visit our Student Internships website. Also check out the available NASA-related internships at NASA Internships website.
*NEW* Minorities in STEM Research Fellowship
Research Awards are available for the academic year or the summer to involve students from underrepresented communities in authentic NASA-related research. For more information, visit our Minorities in STEM website.


*NEW* Technical/Community College Research Fellowship
Research Awards are available for the academic year or the summer to involve technical/community college students in authentic NASA-related research at 4-year institutions. For more information, visit our Community/Technical College website.


Past Programs
Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship
SCSGC Pre-service Teacher Scholarship funds may be used for such expenses as: 1) reducing tuition burden; 2) covering travel and registration expenses for attending science and math education workshops or conferences for the purpose of professional development; 3) purchasing supplies for student teaching activities; or 4) other supportive activities that lead to the successful professional development and eventual graduation of the pre-service educator in SC. For more information, visit our Pre-Service website.


Geospatial Institute for Students and Teachers in Climate Change
The South Carolina Space Grant Consortium (SCSGC) Geospatial Institute for Students and Teachers in Climate Change (GIST-CC) is an immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations. For more information, visit our GIST-CC website.


High-Altitude Balloon Program
The High-Altitude Balloon Program immerses students in "hands on" learning experiences while working on NASA-related research. For more information, visit our Balloon website.


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National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
Last Updated: May 14, 2013
Curator: David Ruwadi

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