Published: Aug. 30, 2004

University of Colorado at Boulder students Erin Reed and Ashley Moore have been selected to receive $10,000 scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation for the 2004-05 academic year.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was established in 1984 by the Mercury Seven astronauts to support promising juniors, seniors and graduate students in engineering and the physical sciences. The foundation awarded 17 scholarships this year to students across the country, including two at CU-Boulder.

Recipients are nominated by their departments to the provost, who then submits two nominees to the foundation's scholarship committee.

Reed is a junior from Longmont, Colo., majoring in aerospace engineering. She interned at NASA's Johnson Space Center last summer and is interested in human space flight and the exploration of other worlds.

Moore is a senior from Parker, Colo., completing a double major in applied mathematics and aerospace engineering. Her goal is to work in the space industry, designing spacecraft and probes that explore the universe.

Sixteen CU-Boulder alumni have flown in space as NASA astronauts, including one of the original Mercury Seven, Scott Carpenter.