Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Scholar Check Presentations

Annually the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and its Astronaut Members visit colleges and universities to personally present scholarship recipients with their $10,000 awards during a public presentation.

2013 Astronaut Check Presentation Travel Schedule

Hall of Fame astronauts are headed to colleges and universities near you! While there, they will present this year’s Astronaut Scholars with their awards and give a free public lecture about their time in space. Check out this schedule and come out to cheer on our newest class of scholars! School City, State Visit Date Miami University Oxford, OH Aug. 28, 2013 University of Texas Austin, TX Sept. 13, 2013 Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA Oct. 2, 2013 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Oct. 3, 2013 Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA Oct. 9, 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, …

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2012 Astronaut Check Presentation Travel Schedule

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and its astronaut members visited colleges and universities around the country to once again inspire exceptional young people in their pursuit of excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The astronauts not only presented many of the 2012 Astronaut Scholars with a ceremonial check for $10,000 but also followed with a free public lecture emphasizing the critical importance of science and technology in the U.S. today. In all, the ASF awarded 22 scholarships totaling $220,000 to exceptional college students. The 2012 Astronaut Scholars are: Ryan Badman, Syracuse University, physics and applied mathematics major Samuel Bashevkin, Tufts …

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Astronauts Help Elite Students Take “Giant Leap” in Education

Astronaut Fred Gregory with University of Arizona scholar Cameron Upchurch.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Space explorers from the early days of NASA through the Space Shuttle program are helping America rocket into the future by providing scholarships for outstanding students. In 2011, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is giving more than any previous year, awarding 26 scholarships totaling $260,000 to exceptional college students around the country. The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest monetary award given in the United States to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) college students based solely on merit. A scholarship committee comprised of academic professionals, astronauts and previous Astronaut Scholarship recipients reviewed top candidates from each …

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Hero Astronauts Honor Elite Students with $200,000 in Scholarship Awards

Astronaut Fred Gregory with Miami University Scholar Megan Marshall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2010 — Signed, sealed and delivered! The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has awarded 20 exceptional college students around the country with a total of $200,000 in scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation bestows the largest monetary award given in the United States to engineering and science undergraduates and postgraduate students based solely on merit. The ASF Scholarship Committee, comprised of Academia, Astronauts and Astronaut Scholar alumni, reviewed the applicants and chose the top students from each institution to become Astronaut Scholars. In order to be eligible, students must be a U.S. …

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Astronauts Take Flight to Present Scholarships to Outstanding College Students

Astronaut Jack Lousma with University of Michigan student Christine Morrison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — U.S. Hall of Fame Astronauts will blast off to colleges and universities nationwide this fall to personally award twelve of the eighteen 2009–2010 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) scholarship recipients with an oversized $10,000 check. Astronauts will present the scholars with their award and honor them for their outstanding perseverance and dedication to their college education in a public ceremony on each campus. In addition, the astronauts will offer a free public lecture on their space travel. “These students are the pioneers of our future,” said Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Chairman and Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden, “They …

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Hero Astronauts Finish 13-State Scholarship Disbursement Trek

Astronaut Gordon Fullerton with Univ. of Washington student Pavan Vaswani

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — U.S. Hall of Fame Astronauts just landed from personally presenting the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) annual $10,000 scholarship award checks to extraordinary college students across the nation pursuing degrees in science and engineering. From September through November thirteen of the nineteen scholars for the 2008-2009 school year were personally presented with an oversized check from a hero astronaut honoring them in front of their peers. While on campus, the astronauts also toured labs, classrooms and hosted a free public lecture detailing their time spent while out of this world. “The school visits are a chance for …

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Astronauts Take Flight to Distribute $190,000 in Scholarships to Outstanding College Students

Shuttle Astronaut Gordon Fullerton presents Harvey Mudd student Samuel Eisenberg with his scholarship check

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is proud to award 19 outstanding engineering and science college students with $10,000 scholarships for the 2007–2008 school year. Several astronauts have made appearances at universities nationwide to personally present the incoming scholarship recipients with an oversized award check. While there, they will also offer a presentation to the student body, meet with key faculty members and tour the science and engineering schools. The astronauts chose top students from across the country for this award who exhibited exceptional performance, initiative and creativity in the science or engineering field of their major. …

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2006 Scholar Check Presentation Campus Tour Photos

Rick Hauck visits a classroom at Tufts University

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Hall of Fame Astronauts Land at Universities Nationwide to Deliver $10,000 Scholarships

Space Shuttle Astronaut Rick Hauck presents Tufts student Kyle Bradbury with his scholarship check

Astronaut members of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) recently completed a journey to nine universities to personally present some of the 2006–2007 scholarship recipients with their $10,000 awards during a public presentation. “We feel it is important to hand-deliver the scholarships as this is much more than a simple check presentation,” said Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Chairman and Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden. “This visit marks the beginning of a lifelong investment in these students’ successes. What sets the Foundation apart is our involvement with the scholars, even after they graduate.” The Foundation selected 18 students at institutions across the country, …

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Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden Presents Two Georgia Tech Students with $10,000 Scholarship Checks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — He traveled to the moon in 1971 on Apollo 15 and now Col. Al Worden will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia on August 25 to present two Georgia Tech engineering students, Jarret Lafleur and Isaac Penny with the $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award. “The Foundation is a way for me and my fellow astronauts to give back to a country who afforded us an extraordinary opportunity,” said Worden, who also serves as the Foundation’s chairman. “It is vital that America remains a technological leader in the world and that responsibility rests upon these future generations, like these …

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