Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences offers six scholarship awards of $1,500 each to undergraduate students who have a major in the department and are in good academic standing. The specific criteria for each scholarship award varies, but may include academic achievement, research, teaching and outreach activities, overcoming significant obstacles in your university career, and financial need. While you do not have to address all of these considerations, you are encouraged to describe in your personal statement any of which you feel are important. To apply for any of the scholarship awards, please upload your supporting documents by the posted deadline. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis, once a year in the Spring. After applying, faculty will nominate winners (often, multiple per scholarship) during the Spring Commencement. 


Keynote Scholarship

The National Space Club offers a major scholarship each year to encourage study in the STEM- related fields. The scholarship, which includes the opportunity to serve as the Keynote speaker at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the premier networking event in the Aerospace field, as well as $10,000 is awarded, to a U.S. citizen in at least the junior year of an accredited U.S. High School through Graduate University, who, in the judgment of the award committee, shows the greatest interest and aptitude.

Society of Physics Students (SPS) Scholarships

SPS offers a variety of scholarships for Physics and Astronomy majors. 

American Astronomical Society (AAS) Scholarships

AAS offers a vareity of scholarships for Physics and Astronomy majors. 

American Physical Society (APS) Scholarships

APS offers a variety of scholarships for Physics and Astronomy majors.