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On the Shoulders of Giants Campaign

The On the Shoulders of Giants Campaign is a fundraising effort to raise the $3.2 million matching funds needed to receive the U.S. Mint’s Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin surcharges. Join our efforts and double your dollars by giving to the campaign. Choose a level with various benefits or give what you can, at any amount, to help us achieve our goal.

About ASF

More than 30 years ago, the surviving Mercury 7 astronauts formed the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) to pursue a powerful new mission – to use their experience and credibility to inspire student pursuit of advanced education and scientific endeavors to keep America on the leading edge of technology. Today, astronauts from the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs, along with top industry leaders, educational institutions and individuals, have joined the cause. Through their collective support, ASF awards merit-based scholarships to the most intellectually daring undergraduate junior and senior students who excel in STEM fields.

ASF Scholarship

The Astronaut Scholarship is regarded as the most prestigious and generous STEM-based financial award of its kind because the scholarship transcends a monetary gift. Recipients receive life-long networking, professional development and mentoring opportunities throughout their careers with astronauts, other scholars and innovative technology leaders throughout the nation. As such, we honor the legacies of our U.S. astronauts and help meet America’s demand for the innovators of tomorrow.

ASF Impact

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $4.5 million to more than 500 deserving students who have made profound technological innovations in health care, energy, defense, aerospace, homeland security and many other fields in science and technology.

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For more information about the On the Shoulders of Giants Campaign, contact us at +1 407-362-7900 or

Campaign Donors

    Bill and Linda Jaeger (pictured above)

    Lawrence and Patricia McGlynn

    Barry and Becky Power

    George and Lisa Schott (pictured above)

    Carol Fitzgerald Tyler and John Tyler

    Steve and Jill Wirth



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Millions Awarded

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