Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships and Fellowships

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Scholarships and Fellowships

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. Students enrolled in 4-year member undergraduate institutions MUST be full-time students (i.e., part-time 4-year students are not eligible for scholarships and fellowships under Space Grant Programs).For a list of current projects, check out our award list.

Current Programs

Graduate Research Fellowship

The GRF Program awards assistantships for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. To apply, view requirements and more information, visit our Graduate 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.  To apply, view requirements and more information, visit our Kathy Sullivan website.


Undergraduate Student Research Award 

Undergraduate Research Awards are available for the academic year or the summer to involve students in authentic NASA-related research.  To apply, view requirements and more information, visit our Undergraduate website.


Minorities in STEM Research Award Program (MIST)

Research Awards are available for the academic year or the summer to involve students from underrepresented communities in authentic NASA-related research.  To apply, view requirements and more information, visit our Minorities in STEM website.


STEM Outreach Award

STEM Outreach Awards are available for the academic year and/or the summer to involve students in authentic NASA-related outreach activities.  To apply, view requirements and more information, visit our STEM Outreach Fellowship page.


Technical College Research Award

Research Awards are available for the academic year or the summer to involve technical/community college students in authentic NASA-related research.  To apply, view requirements and more information, visit our Technical College Research Award page.


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.  To apply, view requirements and more information, visit our Student Internships website. Also check out the available NASA-related internships at the NASA Internship Website


Palmetto Academy Research Award – Students

The Palmetto Academy Program is an immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training for students with various backgrounds and career aspirations.  To apply, view requirements and 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.