Penn State selects Astronaut Scholarship nominees
The University Fellowships Office, with the help of a faculty nomination panel, nominated two students for the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship.
Penn State's nominees are Taylor Baum, a junior double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Biology, and Adam McCarron, a junior double majoring in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics.
The Astronaut Scholarship is a distinguished undergraduate scholarship initiative that provides up to $10,000 a year for college sophomores and juniors in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering pursuing careers in research. This highly prestigious and competitive award is administered by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation whose mission is to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.
The University Fellowships Office, part of Undergraduate Education, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue major national and international opportunities by providing information and direct support throughout the competitive application processes.