Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking.
In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $15,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen who has the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university.
The opportunity is open to seniors in high school through graduate students. The applicant must attend a college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests. The applicant can only use the $15,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the academic year following the year it is awarded. The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner. Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by November 15th at 11:59:59 PM EST. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.