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Virginia Space Coast Scholars

posted Jul 27, 2017, 7:00 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 7:02 AM ]
The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for High School Sophomores focusing on the science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Goddard's Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.

This dynamic, FREE program designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), in collaboration with Wallops Flight Facility, inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.

The program features two key elements: 1) a dynamic on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA, where scholars will learn first hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting edge technologies and missions.

Who Can Apply:  Students from across the Commonwealth of Virginia are selected to participate through a competitive application process. In order to qualify for participation, students must: 
  • Be a Virginia resident to participate in the online course
  • Be a U.S. citizen to attend the Summer Academy at NASA 
  • Be a sophomore in high school
  • Be interested in science, technology, engineering or math
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Have access to the internet (home, school, public library)
  • Have an email address

Application deadline: November 2017