SDSGC NASA Student Stipend Program

Posted on: September 5, 2023   |   Categories: NASA EPSCoR, News & Updates
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The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) NASA stipend program invites applications from U.S.
citizens for undergraduate and graduate student Educational stipends to support the pursuit of degrees in
the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

EDUCATIONAL STIPENDS – Second Announcement

Goal of SD Space Grant Consortium Fellowship/Scholarship Program: To administer a fellowship/scholarship program that offers educational and research opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing degrees in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that align with NASA’s mission and those of SDSGC members and affiliates.

Objectives of the program include encouraging under-represented students such as Native Americans and women in STEM-related educational and research fields. 

The program offers hands-on, tangible research experiences to student fellowship awardees at NASA Centers, EROS, and industry which will develop skills that contribute to the future workforce.  All students who receive significant fellowship or scholarship assistance from SD Space Grant will be longitudinally tracked through first employment or beginning of advanced degrees.

Only Educational stipends are offered under this “second” FY2023 call-for-applications, which is open through October 3, 2023:

►  Educational stipend application instructions

► Graduate Research stipend application instructions

► Internship stipend application instructions

Note: In late October 2023, we will release our call for FY2024 applications, which will again include all three types of Space Grant stipend awards.

Optional videos explaining the three types of stipends and how to apply:

 Detailed FY21 video (35 min); short FY23 version (~8 min); student overview (1 min)

Note: The longer, more detailed video on the left was recorded for the 2021 fellowship program year. Other than the dates mentioned, all the content applies to the 2023 program year.  The shorter version in the middle applies to the current 2023 application period and only touches on the basics the awards. The 1-minute video on the right is a short student overview of how they used their stipends to intern at a local museum.

Questions? Contact Thomas Durkin:

Deputy Director, SD Space Grant Consortium
SDSM&T, 501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-394-1975.