Virginia Space Grant Consortium Announces Scholarship Opportunity for Students Attending Virginia’s Community Colleges

Published: November 7, 2011

Kathryn Anderson, Financial Aid Director for Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC), has announced that the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Community College STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Scholarship Program. Applications are due March 16, 2012.

Aiming to increase the number of talented community college students pursuing STEM related careers, the VSGC is especially seeking applications from underrepresented minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.

The Community College STEM Scholarship Program provides $2,000 scholarships to students enrolled at any campus at a Virginia Community College and pursuing a degree in STEM.

Eligible applicants will demonstrate an interest in a STEM career that supports NASA’s mission, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, and have completed at least one semester of coursework prior to the award. Awardees must be enrolled full-time for the entire 2012-2013 academic year.

Complete program information including student eligibility and a link to the online application are available at:

For more information, please contact VSGC Educational Programs Specialist Nick Koltun at or (757) 766-5210.

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