1. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting some of the very best science and engineering college students.
2. Scholarship candidates must be nominated by faculty members. Students may not directly apply for the award.
3. Scholarship nominees must be U.S. citizens.
Scholarship nominees must be engineering or natural or applied science (e.g. astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, computer science) or mathematics students with intentions to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degrees. Students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not
4. eligible for the scholarship. However, those intending to perform biomedical research are eligible.
5. At the time of nomination, scholarship candidates must be at least second year (sophomore) college students, have excellent grades, and have conducted a considerable amount of lab and research work in their field.
6. The Astronaut Scholarship is awarded only to students during their junior or senior year. In some cases students may carry their awards to a second year. Students must attend school full-time during both terms of the ASF-supported academic year.
7. Scholarship nominees are those students who have shown initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field. Special consideration is not given to aeronautical/astronautical engineering students or those intending to pursue careers as astronauts.