Career Specific Scholarships - Astronomers

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program


Sponsored by: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Amount: Up to $7,500
Apply by: January 28
Description: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or juniors, U.S. citizens or resident aliens, have a minimum "B" GPA and be in the upper fourth of their class. Award must be used during the junior or senior year of college. Selection is based on potential and intent to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
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GBT Student Support Program


Sponsored by: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Amount: Up to $35,000
Apply by: Varies
Description: GBT is the largest fully steerable single aperture antenna. Students begin the application process by completing a preliminary funding proposal form. If the proposal is accepted, they will be informed of further requirements.
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Graduate Summer Student Research Assistantship


Sponsored by: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Amount: Up to $672 per week stipend plus travel expenses
Apply by: February 1
Description: Applicants must be first- or second-year graduate students interested in astronomical research. Recipients work on-site for 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.
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