Scholarship Name:

University Space Research Association (“USRA”) Thomas R. McGetchin Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered by the USRA to college students.

Award Amount:

 Up to $4,000.00

Number of Scholarships:

At least one (1) award

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

Two (2) letters of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Min. 3.5 GPA; 2) Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university; 3) Must be pursuing a Science (including Life Science and Science Education) or Engineering degree; 4) At least one (1) letter of recommendation must be from a current teacher or school official at the college level; 5) Personal statement required; 6) Transcript(s) required; 7) Unofficial transcript(s) accepted (Official transcript(s) may be required if selected); 8) Previous recipients are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.


• All letters of recommendation MUST be received by August 15, 2018.

•  Non-US students attending USRA Member Universities located outside the United States are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the country in which the university is based. In addition, all application materials must be in English, and eligibility with regard to academic grades and number of years to undergraduate degree must be equivalent to that for U.S. applicants. (The eligible non-US universities are University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Leicester, University of Sheffield, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Stuttgart, University of Cologne, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, University of Canterbury, University of Bern, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (“EPFL”).

• All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients.





Nationwide (US)

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, Must be enrolled as a full-time student

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be at least an undergraduate sophomore

Category (Select all that apply):

GPA, Merit-based, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

University Space Research Association
7178 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046
Telephone: (410) 740-6253

Deadline:   August 8, 2018 (NLT Midnight CDT) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).