Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Scholar Award Presentations

Every year, a new class of students are awarded the prestigious merit-based Astronaut Scholarship. In order to be considered for this scholarship, candidates must be nominated by university faculty members and must display initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field.

ASF visits various institutions across the nation, presenting scholarship awards and providing educational seminars on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and its impact on our world. These seminars are open to the public.

ASF awarded 40 scholarships in 2016! Find out more about the scholars on our blog.

2016 award presentations will be held on the following dates. More schools and information will be posted as soon as it is available. Dates may be subject to changes.

Date School Astronaut
September 16 University of Oklahoma Nancy Currie-Gregg
September 23 University of Kansas Sam Gemar
September 29 Miami University (Ohio) Mike McCulley
October 4 Texas A&M University Fred Haise
October 11 Harvey Mudd University Ox van Hoften
October 13 University of Central Florida Andy Allen
October 22 University of Texas at Austin Kathy Thornton
October 19 North Carolina State University Fred Gregory
October 25 University of Minnesota Mary Cleave
November 2 University of Colorado, Boulder Dan Brandenstein
November 3 University of Arizona Ed Gibson