Applications for the 2019-2020 Hiscock Memorial Award are due on October 1, 2019.

The Hiscock Memorial Award will be awarded each fall on a competitive basis to an undergraduate or graduate student who has previously or is currently participating in an MSGC program, has demonstrated a strong commitment to their educational goals, and proposes the most compelling use of the funds.  The Hiscock Memorial Award is a supplemental award that can be used for travel, research supplies, tuition expenses, or other educational expenses.  This award is made possible by generous contributions to the National Space Grant Hiscock Memorial endowment fund.

Eligibility:
Enrolled full-time as a student at an MSGC member institution.
Past or current MSGC participant.
Interested in space-related science, technology, or engineering.

Complete the questions in this application form.

Upload a personal statement, resume, and unofficial transcript. The personal statement should include information about your life, why you are interested in working with a NASA program, and what motivates you to pursue your major. Your resume should include a list of skills and any previous hands-on experience.
 

Provide the name, department, phone number, and email address below for two references who will provide letters of recommendation.  Once you have successfully submitted this form your referees will receive an email with a link to upload your reference. Please notify your references that they will be receiving an email from MSGC.  



Funded projects require a final report of at least 2 pages to be submitted to your campus Space Grant representative and the msgc office. Please fill out the following questions and upload your final report. You will need to separately send your final report to your local affiliate. You can find your affiliates information here: https://spacegrant.montana.edu/members.html

Please fill out the following form as soon as possible following any SPOT presentation. 

You can attach any receipts and expenditures at the end of this form. 

Please complete each of the following steps before the application due date.

1. Complete the questions in this application form by April 1 or October 1 depending on your campus.

2. Obtain an endorsement for renewal from your campus affiliate representative confirming criteria for renewal has been met. This will come in the form of a confirmation email from your campus representative to MSGC headquarters.

3. Upload a copy of your unofficial school transcript to this form before the application due date.

4. If awarded an MSGC scholarship, you will receive the award through your Financial Aid Office at your institution. It will be disbursed in two equal amounts over the 2019 - 2020 academic year. The only obligation, independent of renewal requirements, associated with the acceptance of your award in this manner is that you maintain full-time status as a student at your institution.

Please complete each of the following steps before the application due date.

1. Complete the questions in this application form by April 1 or October 1 depending on your campus. 

2. Provide the name, department, phone number, and email address below for at least one reference who will provide a letter of recommendation.  By providing their information in this form they will receive an email prompting them to submit your reference letter. Please inform your reference that they will be receiving an email from MSGC. 

3. Upload a personal statement (no more than 4 pages) and resume in this form before the application due date. The statement should describe your educational and career goals and interests and how they relate to fields supporting NASA’s mission (science, engineering, computer science, technology, etc).  Your statement should discuss any research activities, publications, honors, or awards you may have received.

4. Upload a copy of your unofficial school transcript (for entering freshman, submit a copy of your unofficial high school transcript)  in this form before the application due date. We will be forwarding all materials to your campus MSGC Affiliate Representative for assistance with making decisions. Find your representative at: http://spacegrant.montana.edu/members.html

5. If awarded an MSGC scholarship, you will receive the award through your Financial Aid Office at your institution. It will be disbursed in two equal amounts over the 2019 - 2020 academic year. The only obligation, independent of renewal requirements, associated with the acceptance of your award in this manner is that you maintain full-time status as a student at your institution.

1. Complete the questions in this application form.

2. Provide the name, department, phone number, and email address below for at least one reference (preferably your graduate research advisor) who will provide a letter of recommendation.  Providing the email address in this form will result in a notification to your advisor to supply a recommendation letter. In addition to the general recommendation, your advisor should address the following points in the letter: 

  • The reason this student is not being supported through a local Graduate Research Assistantship. 
  • Has this student applied for student support through a NASA graduate student researchers program such as FINESST?  If “yes”, describe the status of the proposal; if “no”, explain why not. 

3. Upload a research statement (no more than 4 pages) and resume in this form before the application due date.  Your research statement should describe your research as well as your educational and career goals and interests and how they relate to fields supporting NASA’s mission (science, engineering, computer science, technology, etc).  Your statement should discuss any past, present, and planned future involvement with NASA, as well as publications, honors, and awards you may have received.

4. Upload a copy of your unofficial graduate school transcript in this form before the application due date.  Entering or first year graduate students should also include a copy of your unofficial undergraduate transcript. 

*Please notify your references that they will be receiving an email from MSGC. 

Complete the questions in this application form.
Students accepted into the Apprenticeship Program are expected to devote a significant amount of time to their projects, at least 160 hours and up to 500 hours. Typical hourly pay is $10 per hour.

Complete the questions in this application form. In addition your application must include a 2-4 page proposal, including a project title, explanation of the problem to be studied and how that relates to NASA's mission, goals to be achieved, experimental approach, and references. Please include an estimate of how many hours you anticipate working on your project per week. Also The faculty mentor must write a supporting letter, describing how the student will contribute to the research project, and indicating support for the proposal.

Congratualtions on accepting your MSGC award!! Please complete the following information. NASA requires all Space Grant Consortia to track students who receive funding through our program.  The information will be used to gauge how successful the program has been (i.e., what percentage of students actually go on to work for NASA, aerospace industries, etc.).  This information is not shared with any other organization and is kept confidential.

By accepting an MSGC award you agree to provide MSGC information about your studies and/or employment on request beyond the term of the award. (This is part of a NASA requirement to track the long-range effectiveness of MSGC programs.)

For questions please contact Chris Harmon (charmon@physics.montana.edu) or Jennifer Fowler (jennifer.fowler@umontana.edu)

This form is to verify presentations by MSGC funded students and give MSGC staff the ability to attend the presentations. Email is our primary form of communication.

There are a number of opportunities for both education enhancement and research development available from Montana Space Grant Consortium and Montana NASA EPSCoR. This submission form applies to the following:

  • Educational Enhancement Grants
  • Research Initiation Grants
  • Faculty Fellowship Grants
  • EPSCoR Pre-proposal

You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully submitted your proposal. 

*We use an external company, Submittable, to manage our forms. Please create an account or sign in below to submit your proposal. 

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