Programs for College Students

WVSGC Programs for College Students

Undergraduate Research Scholarships at  NASA WV Space Grant Consortium Schools
These undergraduate scholarships are awarded by the applicant’s college or university. The amount awarded varies for each institution. Please contact your WVSGC affiliate institution’s representative (found under Board of Directors) to inquire about the amount of these scholarships. Monday, September 30, 2024
NASA WVSGC Ambassador Program
One-year scholarships to promote awareness and inspire, engage, and encourage interest and careers in STEM. Ambassadors will host an array of outreach events at their Institutions and assist WVSGC in various activities and events. Monday, September 30, 2024
Graduate Research Fellowship Program


Provides state-level competitive funding for graduate students in a STEM discipline, enrolled in a WVSGC affiliate institution, and working on a thesis or dissertation with their research faculty mentor. One-year Fellowship during the academic year. There are no Requests for Proposals open at this time.
Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
These one-year scholarships will be awarded competitively to Undergraduate students in a space related field as defined by NASA who desire to participate in a research project either during the academic year or in the summer. There are no Requests for Proposals open at this time.
Summer Internship Programs
This is a ten-week, on-site internship program for NASA Centers and opportunities at WV high-tech companies within the state of WV. There are no Requests for Proposals open at this time.

Statewide and National Programs

Higher Ed Student Org Support

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The NASA WV Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support student organizations in STEM outreach activities, team projects, and participation in statewide and national competitions. This opportunity is ongoing with no application deadlines, and we will accept proposals on a rolling basis. Student organizations may request up to $2,000 in NASA funds to be matched 1:1 from non-federal sources (faculty mentoring is an acceptable form of match support). Click HERE for applications

Statewide Programs

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The Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP), lead by Montana SGC (MSGC) at Montana State University, has selected West Virginia University (WVU) and Trinity Christian School (TCS) in Morgantown WV to participate in the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses. Want to learn more about the WV Eclipse Ballooning Project? CLICK HERE.

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The West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (WV SPOT) began in 2013 as a partnership between the Green Bank Observatory and NASA. We recruit and train WV undergraduates to bring presentations about current WV science, technology, and engineering to WV K-12 classrooms. Since inception, we have made over 800 presentations and impacted the lives of more than 25,000 students! To learn more, please visit the Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT) website.

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First2 Network

First2 Network is committed to filling the gap in STEM jobs available and qualified candidates by supporting rural, first-generation, and other underrepresented college students during the first two years of college. They strive to help their student succeed in becoming qualified for STEM jobs by connecting students with their vast network in the STEM field. Learn more HERE!

National Programs

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Details about the Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE) may be found on the GLEE Website.

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All program details for the 2022-2023 RockSat Program may be found at:

Past Student Reports

Yearly publications of student reports from summer internships, the NASA Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program and the NASA Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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When I was 3, my mom asked if I wanted to become an astronaut – I said no; I wanted to be the person counting down from 10…

– Robert “Casey” Wilson, West Virginia University, 2014-2018