The Alaska Space Grant Program is a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program and is currently inviting applicants for the STEM Education Fellowship Award. The grants are open for U.S. citizens who are recently enrolled at an Alaskan institution of higher education.
The awards are specially created to financially assist women and individuals from underrepresented groups, who are willing to acquire higher education. The recipients will be handed over rewards to help them accomplish their educational dreams and goals.
The Alaska Space Grant Program is a consortium of public and private universities and non-profit organizations. It sponsors a range of programs to enhance teaching, research, and educational outreach within the aerospace and earth science, and other NASA related STEM disciplines throughout Alaska. It was established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1991.
Who May Eligible?
Candidates, including the below requirements, will be eligible for the fellowship program:
- Must be U. S. citizens
- Students who received awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.
- Must be enrolled at an Alaskan institution of higher education during the period of the award.
- Education majors doing a classroom practicum as part of initial teacher licensure or as a graduate student in Education as part of an M.Ed. or M.A.T. degree.
- Must be in good academic standing.
- Alaska Natives, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply
How to Apply
Students finding the program helpful can send their required details through mail at Alaska Space Grant Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility 138, 1764 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5919.
- Must design an integrated STEM resource unit plan or a thematically aligned set of five lesson plans that introduce K-12 students (in any targeted elementary or secondary grade level) to science, technology, engineering or math concepts
STEM Education Fellowship Awards includes an award of $2,500 which will be awarded through a competitive process. The recipient will be getting help to defray the higher cost of education.
The application deadline is September 1 for the Fall Semester and December 1 for Spring Semester.