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.


  • 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
    • Applicant’s demonstrated strengths/skills, why they would be qualified for this scholarship and a specific anecdote(s) to illustrate these abilities
    • Thoughts on how the applicant’s 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