The National Space Club and Foundation is glad to announce Keynote Scholarship to seniors in high school through graduate students who are studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States. 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. Three students will be selected from the initial pool of applicants to participate in a final round and winner will get a $10,000 award amount.
The National Space Club and Foundation was founded on October 4, 1957. It is a non-profit organization devoted to fostering excellence in space activity through interaction between industry and government, and through a continuing program of educational support.
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen
The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students
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 interests
The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year
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 (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship, Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year
How to Apply:
For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete the on-line scholarship application form. The link is:
Unofficial transcript of high school and/or college record
At least 2 letters of recommendation from faculty/professionals in science-related fields
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)
Three students will be selected from the initial pool of applicants to participate in a final round. These students will provide a draft of the full 8-minute speech they would give at the Goddard Memorial Dinner as well as give a 5-minute sampling over Skype to the National Space Club and Foundation executive committee at their January meeting
Financial Aid and Award Money:
The individual will receive a scholarship of $10,000 amount.
Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by December 2, 2016.
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