The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity to participate in the 2019 National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Program. This program is open to seniors in high school through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
- The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
- The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking.
- The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space-related
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To participate in the program, the applicants must submit a Completed online application form and video to the National Space Club and Foundation website
- The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2019-2020 academic years.
- Be sure to provide a working email address as your login information is needed to complete the application.
- Your username and password will be sent to the provided email address; you will not be able to complete the process without a valid email address.
- The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
- The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Olin E Teague Scholarship and/or Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.
- The recipient must be available to speak at the 2019 Goddard Memorial Dinner on March 22, 2019.
- Travel and lodging for the recipient and one guest will be provided by the National Space Club and Foundation.
- Scholarship check will be provided to the college or university made payable to the applicable college or university no later than June 14, 2019.
- Unofficial transcript of high school and/or college record
- At least 2 letters of recommendation from faculty/professionals in science-related
- Statement of Intent: A brief statement of 150 words or less on your study/career plans with an emphasis on STEM.
- Video audition – Following successfully submitting an application, applicants must upload a video on the topic “Why you are inspired by space”.
- The video should be no longer than three minutes in length and should feature the applicant speaking directly to the camera.
- Formatting requirements are MPEG-4 with H.264 & AAC (the standards used for YouTube and iTunes).
- The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation’s annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry’s most prestigious gatherings.
- In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000.
Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by December 3, 2021.
For more information about the National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholarship, contact National Space Club and Foundation at 202-547-0060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.