The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides annually more than 60 scholarships to the brightest and most talented college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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.
ASF seeks to inspire, encourage, and facilitate Astronaut Scholars to embody the highly respected astronaut characteristics, such as intelligence, ambition, self-motivation, high ethical standards, persistence, tenacity, adaptability, and a passion for science, exploration, and innovation. This focus will aid in placing the best American scholars in positions that will positively change and influence society.
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has recently renewed and expanded our ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, recognizing the importance of unique perspectives and voices. ASF works with our university partners to execute the scholar selection process in accordance with the standards set forth by ASF's Mission and Bylaws, Title VI, and supporting policies and procedures.