Press Release

National Space Club Announces Inaugural Keynote Scholarship

By SpaceRef Editor
October 2, 2012
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National Space Club Announces Inaugural Keynote Scholarship

Washington, DC – The National Space Club (NSC) is now accepting applications for the inaugural National Space Club Keynote Scholarship. The scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to attend the 56th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner and serve as the keynote speaker at the industry’s premier gathering on Friday, March 22, 2013. In addition to serving as the Keynote speaker, the recipient will receive $10,000 to be used towards educational expenses.

The scholarship will be provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with the intention to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Applicants will be required to complete an online application and submit a short video on why he or she is inspired by space. More information regarding eligibility and requirements can be found on the National Space Club website,

The National Space Club is the foremost entity devoted to fostering excellence in space activity through interaction between industry and government, and through a continuing program of educational support. In addition to the Keynote scholarship, the National Space Club offers the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering and science, and the Olin E. Teague scholarship, which is offered to a graduating high school student who intends to pursue higher education in science or technology.

The Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner is the major event of the Washington space calendar, first celebrated in 1958. Held each year in late March or early April, near the anniversary of the first successful flight by Dr. Goddard of a liquid-fueled rocket, it brings together nearly 2,000 members of the government, industry and educational space community.

Individuals and organizations can find more information about all of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club at For specific questions, please contact NSC at or by calling 202-547-0060.

SpaceRef staff editor.