Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST)

MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields.

Sponsor: NASA


The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, or MUST, funded by the NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. Each year, the MUST Project will support approximately 100 undergraduate students with a one-year competitive scholarship of up to one-half of tuition, not to exceed $10,000. Students who maintain the required minimum grade point average will be eligible for a paid internship at a NASA center or other research facility. Additionally, students will benefit year-round from tutoring, lecture series and mentoring from STEM faculty and peers.


The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields. Additional requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. or U.S. Territory. Must be a rising freshman, sophomore or junior. Must have earned and must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

How to Apply

Apply online: <,pageID.139/default.asp> Who to Contact at NASA: Mrs. Darla J. Kimbro; MUST Project Coordinator.
NASA Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, M.S. 7-4, Cleveland, Ohio 44135. Phone: (216) 433-2408; Fax: (216) 433-3344.
Secondary Point of Contact:
NASA Glenn Research Center Education Programs Office at Phone: (216) 433-6656