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LaSPACE Deadlines:

  • GSRA: 06/07/2018
  • HIS: 06/07/2018
  • Internship: CLOSED
  • LaACES: 06/29/2018
  • LURA: 06/07/2018
  • Outreach: OPEN
  • REA: 06/15/2018
  • Senior Design: 06/29/2018

NASA EPSCoR Deadlines

LaSPACE Programs:

Minority Research Scholars (MRS)

A new initiative under the LaSPACE Fellowship/Scholarship Component, introduced in the Spring of 2006 the MRS Program helps address the challenge to strengthen the educational base among member institutions, in concert with state and NASA needs, based upon an analysis of institution roles and expectations. The MRS sub-program is designed to help attract more minority students to STEM fields at LaSPACE institutions to: (i) promote diversity in STEM education, (ii) attract/retain U. S. undergraduates in STEM fields, and (iii) involve more consortium institutions and students in Space Grant. There are potential STEM students who are not eligible, for a variety of circumstances, for the state's college tuition program (TOPS), and therefore have difficulty in obtaining a higher education. The MRS subprogram provides a means to help such students and, hopefully, retain them in STEM fields. MRS program requirements include a high school diploma with a 2.5 GPA, admission to a LaSPACE campus, U. S. citizenship, minority status, no TOPS or equivalent scholarship award, and a STEM education program plan. MRS students are expected to spend some time working on a research project with one or more faculty members. A LaSPACE MRS award carries an annual stipend of $4,000. for students. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is, currently, no proposal deadline.

Click here to see the latest MRS Guidelines.