NASA-Kansas Space Grant Consortium

FHSU, a proud member of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC), works to spark interest in aviation and space education, research, and technology throughout the state of Kansas. Funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the National Space Grant and College Fellowship Program,the KSGC supports science programs for students of all ages.

At FHSU, the KSGC supports the NASA Scholar scholarship program, which promotes the study of physics and engineering by outstanding undergraduates. Recipients of this scholarship will receive $1,000 per year, for up to four years, contingent upon grant funding. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average,and they will need to enroll in at least one physics course which counts toward their major each semester after their freshman year. NASA Scholars are also expected to engage in undergraduate research during their junior and senior year, if not before.

To apply for the NASA Scholar program, you will need to send a letter describing your future career plans and academic goals within the fields of physics, engineering, or physical science teaching to:

Department of Physics
NASA Scholar Program
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099

Contact Dr. Gavin Buffington  with any questions. With the support of KSGC, our students will be prepared to tackle the questions of the future.

In addition to FHSU, the Consortium consists of Wichita State University, Emporia State University, Haskell Indian Nations University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas, and the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. For more information, visit the Kansas Space Grant Consortium’s Web site.

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