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New National Scholarship Opportunity Available to USU STEM Students

By Matilyn Mortensen |

Former astronaut Charlie Precourt speaks to Utah State University students at an event launching the university's involvement with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. This scholarship program will provide a scholarship of up to $15,000 to one Utah State STEM student each year.

Thanks to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, each year one Utah State University student involved in STEM will receive a scholarship of up to $15,000 and an opportunity to attend the foundation’s annual Innovators Week and Gala.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to aiding the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation. The program was founded by the original Mercury 7 Astronauts with a mission to support university students in STEM fields.

During Innovators Week, students will meet other Astronaut Scholars; participate in tours, professional development, and a technical conference; and be awarded their scholarship by an astronaut at a formal gala.

USU is the first university in Utah to be a part of this scholarship program and the 45th university overall to receive this honor.

A scholarship launch event took place at USU earlier this year and featured an interactive space lecture by Mary Cleave and Charlie Precourt, both former astronauts. Cleave is a USU alum and Precourt is a retired executive from Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems in Promontory.

Cleave and the Northrop Grumman Corporation are both contributing to the scholarship fund.

Visit https://www.usu.edu/scholarships/application to apply for this scholarship.

WRITER

Matilyn Mortensen
Public Relations Specialist
College of Engineering
435-797-7512
matilyn.mortensen@usu.edu

CONTACT

Dixon Nielson
Director of Industry Relations
College of Engineering
Dixon.Nielson@usu.edu


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