Calling for STEM Student Applicants to the SD Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Program

The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium

The Augustana Natural Science Division encourages students to apply for the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) fellowship/scholarship stipend program.

According to the SDSGC, this program invites applications from U.S. citizens for undergraduate and graduate student stipends for internship, research, and/or educational pursuits in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Research projects and internships must align with NASA’s mission and those of the SDSGC and its affiliates.

"Every year, we give over $100,000 in scholarships and research funding to students in South Dakota," said Dr. Drew Alton, Augustana's representative for the SDSGC.

Stipends awarded typically range from $1,000-$6,000 based on the type of project the applicant wishes to do.

In the past, Alton says few students from Augustana have applied but, among those who do, he says about 80 percent have been awarded scholarships.

"It's been a long time since any AU students have applied to go to a NASA center. I'd strongly encourage students who have questions to seek me out. There is no minimum GPA, but students with a 3.5 or better clearly have a better shot."

Dr. Drew Alton
Associate Professor
Froiland Science Complex #388