2019 applications coming soon!

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Virginia Space Grant Consortium is partnering with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton and NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to provide hands-on research experience opportunities for at least 23 Virginia Community College students during summer 2019. These paid opportunities will be identified by both NASA Centers with current Center missions and projects that are at a point which would maximize hands-on engagement of the students at project critical stages, while inspiring students, teaching them the nature of project work, communications and teamwork, and providing strong exposure to a wide range of technical and scientific career paths. Student researchers will work with NASA research advisors on the designated research project over the course of a 10 week, 40-hour- per-week, summer research experience. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend. Application packages are due February 25, 2019.

  • For Wallops applicants, please note the nearest medical facility is 45 minutes to one hour away.
  • Wallops applicants should plan to bring a vehicle if selected.
  • NOTE: Students are responsible for housing and transportation. Possible housing suggestions may be provided upon request.
  • Important: All selected applicants will have a security background check.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Attend a Virginia Community College
  • Completed freshman year and be a rising sophomore, in the sophomore year in summer 2019, or a recent graduate not before May 2019
  • Enrolled in at least 6-9 hours during spring 2019 semester
  • Be a STEM major (exclusive of applied health and business)
  • Students pursuing a STEM technician track are also encouraged to apply.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale with references and activities demonstrating strong interest in STEM

VSGC is interested in supporting and assisting students in completing degrees in STEM. If you are interested in these opportunities and have a specific or unique situation, please contact us to discuss your eligibility.

All eligible students, including underrepresented groups and females, are encouraged to apply


  • Summer 2019 Application Due: FEBRUARY 25, 2019
  • Electronic Recommendations Due: MARCH 1, 2019
  • Selection Notification Deadline:On or about APRIL 19, 2019


Debbie Murray, Program Manager, Virginia Space Grant Consortium;; 757-766-5210 or Nicole Shaw, Program Assistant,