Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarships 2017

Texas Space Grant Consortium and the Aviation and Space Foundation of Texas in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have established this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) scholarship program in memory of the Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts. These seven men and women paid the ultimate sacrifice to expand the exploration of space and our knowledge of the world that we live in.

These scholarships are intended to recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields which will ultimately lead to careers in STEM related fields. The scholarships stress:

  • Excellence in academics
  • Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics education projects
  • Participation in research projects
  • Exhibited leadership qualities

TSGC encourages participation by members of under-represented groups.


All TSGC Scholarship recipients must be:

  1. Citizens of the United States
  2. Registered for at least a half-time course load or more at a TSGC member institution in good standing as
    1. a sophomore at a 2 year institution or
    2. a sophomore at a 4 year institution or
    3. a junior or senior at a 4 year institution or
    4. a first or second year student at a medical school


  1. On-line application
  2. One letter of recommendation e-mailed or faxed to TSGC office
  3. Transcripts from all universities that you have attended

Scholarship applications must be submitted on-line by Friday, April 28, 2017. Supporting material must arrive within 7 calendar days of the application deadline.


For additional information please visit our Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at

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