Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Workforce Partnership

This program will increase awareness of the impact that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have on America’s progress and economy. The goal is to grow the number of qualified candidates by partnering with corporations that focus on STEM. Together we can strengthen the talent that will be available for tomorrow’s workforce. ASF has 30 years of experience and a proven track record of identifying and supporting some of the best and brightest STEM undergraduate students in the United States. The accomplishments of our over 400 alumni have profoundly impacted our nation through technological innovations in health care, energy, defense, aerospace, homeland security, and so much more. As we increase the number of universities and scholar participants, establish internships, employment opportunities, and build a network of leading employers, we will advance America’s global competitiveness and future.

1. For the first time in U.S. history, more than half of the awarded U.S. patents went to non U.S. companies1
2. If the U.S. regains its status as a top-performing country, its (GDP) could increase by 5% by 20372
3. A significant percentage of technical talent is being acquired via foreign students through U.S. universities3

This partnership includes an innovative approach with the involvement of astronauts, scholars, and industry leaders.
Corporate partners will have a unique opportunity to:
1. Engage with some of the best and brightest STEM university students America has to offer
2. Be among the first to recruit from this talent pool
3. Have a hands-on approach to developing tomorrow’s STEM workforce

Collectively, corporate partners will provide support to invest in the lives of elite university STEM students. Those students, in turn, will help build the strong workforce needed to keep America innovative and encourage companies to remain in the United States.

Provide the best and the brightest for the future of your company and become part of our Workforce Partnership!

Download the Workforce Partnership Packet


Jacobs (NYSE: JEC) is one of the nation’s largest services-only providers of scientific, engineering, technical, and advisory and assistance services with more than 66,000 employees and annual revenues exceeding $12B.
With more than 70 years of experience supporting Government and commercial clients, Jacobs Aerospace and Technology has earned a reputation for excellence and outstanding technical and managerial achievements in quality, performance, and safety. Through an extensive portfolio of large services contracts, ranging in size from nearly 100 personnel to more than 1,800 personnel, we have honed our philosophies and practices for exactly the kind of environments that exist at NASA. Jacobs currently supports NASA through major long-term engineering, scientific, and technical contracts at eight major NASA centers and sites, as shown in the map at right. Jacobs’ support to NASA encompasses scientific research and technology development, full-spectrum engineering, spaceflight systems development, test and evaluation, launch operations, ground systems development and operations, mission management, and facilities operation and maintenance support. Our high performing teams have received numerous awards for outstanding performance including the NASA George M. Low Award, Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Federal Energy and Water Management Award, and Contractor Safety Excellence Award.

Priorities for space exploration may change, but our commitment to ensuring NASA advances the scientific and exploratory goals of the nation remains firm. We understand the criticality of delivering the right employees to support NASA and their technically demanding missions. Our benchmark retention statistics underscore our corporate-wide core value – “people are our greatest asset.”

Most companies agree they have an obligation to provide their employees with a safe and secure work environment. They create safety programs, insist on employee training, and hold safety meetings. At Jacobs, we take safety to the next level.
Our goal is to take safety to BeyondZero® by preventing even one accident from occurring. We put the personal health and safety of our employees first. For us, safety is more than a policy manual or a training video; it’s how we do business, and it’s how we live. Our people are our greatest asset and the basis for our success.
When you join Jacobs, you join a culture of caring.

Jacobs career opportunities are available for engineers, scientists, and technical professionals in numerous areas of specialization. Find a position where you can learn, grow, and thrive at

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