Annual Scholarship

Earn Your Reward

You've worked hard to achieve academic scholarship and we would like to recognize you for it! The Greenbelt Space Chapter invites students who are pursuing STEM careers to apply for the GSC annual scholarship award. This year the award recipients will receive $1,000. Applications will be accepted from July 11th-August 8th. One graduating high school senior and one college student will be chosen as the final award recipients. Winners will be notified and announced no later than August 20th.


The scholarship window for 2022 has closed. We look forward to receiving your application next year!



  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
  • Must be a full-time student (no less than 12 credit hours) in the fall semester of the 2022-2023 school year at an accredited college or university in the U.S. as a STEM degree-seeking student (Students pursuing a high school diploma while concurrently taking college courses at an accredited institution are also welcome to apply.)
  • Must have demonstrated a heightened interest in STEM fields through high school course of study, volunteer opportunities and/or extracurricular activities
  • Must submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a professional reference, which should clearly communicate any or all of the following items:
    • Contact information of the recommender and their current/previous role(s) as it relates to the applicant
    • Applicants demonstrated strengths/skills, why they would be qualified for this scholarship and a specific anecdote(s) to illustrate these abilities
    • Thoughts on how the applicants strengths/skills are aligned with the Greenbelt Space Chapter's vision and the NSBE mission.
  • Submit a 250-500 word essay describing the applicant's:
    • Demonstrated leadership skills in programs, organizations and/or extracurricular activities
    • Involvement in community service and/or community outreach efforts
    • Past or present participation in STEM research activities, projects, and/or competitions
  • Submit all application requirements by the listed deadline and as a whole



2022 Winner's Spotlight

The Scholarship Committee and GSC Executive Board would like to thank SSAI and the GSC membership for their sponsorship and donations toward the award we were able to offer this year's winners.

A headshot of 2022 scholarship winner Alicia Williamson is displayed.
  • Alicia Williamson
  • Virginia State University

#STEMgoals: I see problems our society faces that Mechanical Engineers can solve. I hope to change the world with innovative inventions that can be used around the world. Upon accepting an Engineering position, I plan to foster a love of STEM by joining or establishing a womens group.
Read Alicia's Thank You note to NSBE-GSC and SSAI!
A headshot of 2022 scholarship winner Cameron Salisbury is displayed.
  • Cameron Salisbury
  • North Carolina A&T State University

#STEMgoals: Currently, I create logos, websites, and social media designs for businesses and non-profit organizations...I hope to continue doing this but on a larger scale...with the dream of increasing the number of big-brand businesses owned by marginalized groups.
Read Cameron's Thank You note to NSBE-GSC & SSAI!