In our childhood we were amazed by the sun, the moon and learning about the rest of the planets within our solar system at least at one point in our lives. Some of us have taken our amazement to the next level by dreaming to become an astronaut someday. However, even for well off families, providing a good college education to their kids can be financially problematic. A student must take up a bachelor degree on an engineering course, computer science or similar fields to take one step for the space job. The annual overall expenses for a college education in the field of engineering can vary anywhere from $15,000 to more than $70,000 depends on the school you are attending.
However, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund or APIASF has developed a partnership with NASA to provide scholarship awards to qualified students. The APIASF/NASA Scholarship is awarded to a qualified student yearly who is seeking any of the degree programs in the field of Engineering or Computer Science. The scholarship awardee will be granted with $2,900 One-time amount per year for their college education. The APIASF/NASA Scholarship amount is already something that low or middle income families will appreciate for their child to get that bachelor degree.
However, the applicant should not just decide on any of the degree programs as one of the qualifications needed is that the student must major in the Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Computer Science. In addition, one should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, will be enrolling as an undergraduate student in an accredited college or university and must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Other requirements are that the student should be a US citizen, a full time student and of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity.
Applications are easily done via online thru their website and it will start on September 4, 2018 and will end by January 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. Once completely filled out it should be submitted electronically. Applicants will be advised accordingly whereby April 2019 finalists will be notified, then by May 2019 scholars will be notified and finally by August 2019 the scholarship grant will be distributed to the deserving students. For more detailed information about the application requirements, please check the APIASF website. http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf_nasa.html