The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible contribution will support the mission to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships to exceptional college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Sixty years ago, Project Mercury Astronaut, Scott Carpenter, orbited the Earth aboard the Aurora 7 capsule on the Mercury Atlas-7 mission. Scott personally named the capsule Aurora 7 for the open sky and the dawn. This meaningful name served as a symbol for the mission and the space program – a dawn of a new age … a pioneering milestone that continues to drive and inspire scientific discovery, innovation, and technological advances. Margaret Race, a generous supporter of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, committed $50,000 in honor of Scott and it is our goal to raise an additional $50,000 in his name. Join ASF in commemorating this moment in history by donating in honor of Scott Carpenter.
"Receiving the Astronaut Scholarship allowed me to focus on finishing my bachelor’s in physics and apply for graduate school. With my complete focus on these tasks, I graduated with honors and immediately began conducting research that would support my master’s thesis. I give to ASF because I believe in ASF’s mission and want to give other bright students the opportunity to solely focus on their academics, career, and changing the world."
–2004 North Carolina A&T State University
Astronaut Scholar Adero Paige