Technical Assistant, Student Financial Services
|Date:||February 13, 2008|
The MUST program supports the best and brightest students in
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines
during the early years of their college education while enriching
their learning with the MUST professional Academic Support System
(MUST PASS), an academic enrichment, mentoring and career
development system. Scholars participate in exciting research
opportunities at NASA Centers that will help broaden their career
horizons. Students from underrepresented groups in STEM are
encouraged to apply.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen. U.S. Citizens from underrepresented
groups (Women, African American, Hispanic American, Native
American, and persons with disabilities) are encouraged to
- Must reside in the U.S. or Territories of the U.S.
- Must be studying and hold full-time academic status at an
accredited college or university in the U.S. or U.S. Territory for
the 2008-2009 academic year
- Be a rising college freshman, sophomore or junior during the
time of application who plans to attend or enroll in an accredited
U.S. higher education institution as a full-time student for the
2008-2009 academic year
- Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average
of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted)
- Must be pursuing a degree in a physical science, technology,
engineering or mathematics
The program components are the following:
- One-year partial tuition scholarship of up to one-half of a
student’s tuition and fees, not to exceed $10,000 per academic
year. The scholarship is renewable until a student’s senior year
provided that the students continues to meet all the eligibility
criteria, comply with all program requirements, and submit a
renewal application every year which will also require an official
transcript and a letter of recommendation.
- MUST PASS (Professional and Academic Support System). MUST PASS
is academic enrichment, mentoring, and career development system
that offers resources and access to scientific mentors, tutors,
graduate students, and professionals during the school year.
Scholars receive a dedicated point of contact to obtain additional
academic support and tutoring services when needed.
- A maximum stipend of $5,000 to participate in a mandatory
summer research experience at a NASA Center. Scholars are
considered for an internship at one of ten NASA centers. Selection
for a NASA summer research experience is based on a student’s
career profile and depends on internship availability.
- Students have the opportunity to join a professional
association with any of the MUST Consortium organizations which are
the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special
Programs and The Society of Hispanic Professional engineers. They
will also be invited to participate in educational enrichment
opportunities including competitions, conferences, graduate school
preparation, and professional development.
The NASA MUST scholarship application is now available online at
Deadline for applications: March 1, 2008