Scholarships

Martin L. Drews Memorial Scholarship

The Martin L. Drews Memorial Scholarship is a $500 supplemental scholarship for an NIA Graduate Student. Established in memory of Martin L. Drews, the scholarship recognizes Martin’s keen interest in space exploration and is funded by the Drews family. The Scholarship is awarded in May of each year. The funds may be used for educational purposes consisting of purchasing books, conference travel and research equipment including computer hardware and software.

There is an annual luncheon for the student recipient, his/her advisor and/or his/her mentor, his/her spouse or significant other, with senior NIA executives and with prior scholarship award winners.

Eligibility

An eligible recipient must be a full-time graduate student at one of the university partners, with research performed at the National Institute of Aerospace or NASA’s Langley Research Center during the spring semester. Furthermore, he/she should have the intention to spend the following academic year in that same capacity and be involved in research related to the exploration of space.

How to Apply

A two-page narrative is required and must have the following details:

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A description of current research and its importance to space exploration

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His/her future career goals

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A brief description of how the money will be spent


Additional, the applicant should attach a copy of his/her resume and an unofficial transcript of his/her graduate grades.

Previous Awardees

2018

Manuel J. Diaz
PhD Candidate
Georgia Institute of Technology

2017

Tyler B. Hudson
PhD Candidate
North Carolina State University

2016

Harold A. Haldren III
PhD Candidate
University of Virginia

2015

Duminda Kankanamge
PhD Candidate
Hampton University

2014

Shane Seaman
PhD Candidate
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2013

Duncan McGillivray
PhD Candidate
University of Virginia

2012

Ankit Shah
PhD Candidate
University of Virginia

2011

Alexander Brown
PhD Candidate
University of Maryland

2010

Eric Faierson
PhD Candidate
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2009

Dale Arney
PhD Candidate
Georgia Institute of Technology

2008

Brett Bathel
PhD Candidate
University of Virginia

Contact our Senior Education Administrator, Mary Catherine Bunde, for more information about the Martin L. Drews Memorial Scholarship.