College Scholarships for Careers in Astronomy

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  • Offered by
    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
    6225 Brandon Avenue, Suite 315
    Springfield, VA 22150
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or juniors, U.S. citizens or resident aliens, have a minimum "B" GPA and be in the upper fourth of their class. Award must be used during the junior or senior year of college. Selection is based on potential and intent to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
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Varies
Amount
Up to $35,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
    NRAO Headquarters
    520 Edgemont Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. GBT is the largest fully steerable single aperture antenna. Students begin the application process by completing a preliminary funding proposal form. If the proposal is accepted, they will be informed of further requirements.
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Deadline
February 2
Amount
Up to $703 per week stipend plus travel expenses
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
    NRAO Headquarters
    520 Edgemont Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be first- or second-year graduate students interested in astronomical research. Recipients work on-site for 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.
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Deadline
March 31
Amount
$1,000 plus travel expenses
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Astronomical League
    9201 Ward Parkway
    Suite 100
    Kansas City, MO 64114
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Astronomical League members under the age of 19 on the date of the application. The award is based on astronomical service and service to the league.
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Deadline
March 15, April 15 and September 15
Amount
$500-$5,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    Catching the Dream
    Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
    8200 Mountain Road NE
    Suite 203
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and attend or plan to attend college full-time. Students must apply to all other sources of funding at the same time they apply for this scholarship. Selection is based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, clear goals, commitment to the American Indian community and the potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.
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Deadline
February 2
Amount
Up to $672-$703 per week stipend plus travel expenses
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
    NRAO Headquarters
    520 Edgemont Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Depending on the specific program, applicants must be either undergraduates or graduating college seniors. Recipients work on-site for 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.
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