Saturday, May 26, 2012

Scholarships For Students Who Dream of Touching the Stars

More than 80 astronauts participate in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, originally called the Mercury Seven Foundation, that provides  scholarships for college students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the science or engineering field of their major.

From the ASF website:

The original Mercury Seven Foundation began on a shoestring budget, and the first seven scholarships, at $1,000 each, were awarded in 1986. As more money was raised the amount and number of scholarships increased gradually. The foundation now awards 28 scholarships annually, each worth $10,000, for a total of $280,000. To date, the foundation has awarded over $3 million in scholarships to deserving students nationwide.

Scholarship money is raised through astronaut appearances, fund-raising events, corporate and individual donations, and astronaut autographs.

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