Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Scholarship Sponsorship

You or your company can sponsor a scholarship at one of our partner schools. For existing schools it is a 3 year commitment of $10,000/year. If you would like to sponsor a new school, they must fit ASF criteria and the scholarship must be sponsored for a minimum of 5 years.

Thank you to our current sponsors…
Orbital ATK Colorado School of Mines
Robert & Lynda Nowotny Colorado School of Mines
Lenovo North Carolina State University
Wreyford Foundation Texas A&M University
Steve & Jill Wirth (in honor of Scott Carpenter) University of Colorado at Boulder
Jacobs Technology Purdue University
Jacobs Technology MIT
Jacobs Technology University of Central Florida
Tranquility Lodge #2000 Floating Scholarship

Benefits of providing a scholarship partnership:


Why the Tranquility Lodge #2000 joined forces with ASF…
Texas Masonry has been a supporter of education since Texas became a sovereign nation. The Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas was formed in 1837 and Masonic lodges began popping up in settlements across the new nation. Grand Master Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamar was elected the second president of the Republic of Texas and shortly thereafter he ordered local masonic lodges to make their buildings available for schools. Most of the early lodges were two story buildings and the first floor was dedicated to serving the area as a school. Often the lodge hired and paid the salary of the teacher.

Since those early days, Masons and Masonic Lodges have continued to support education. During 2015, a total of 544 Texas Masonic Lodges provided over $2,000,000 in educations scholarships to students.

When Astronaut and Masonic Brother Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, he carried with him the special deputation of then Texas Grand Master J. Guy Smith, authorizing Aldrin to claim Masonic Territorial Jurisdiction of the moon for the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas. Tranquility Lodge #2000 was created for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, conducting and fostering the principles of Freemasonry, and to assist in promoting the health, welfare, education and patriotism of children worldwide. Tranquility #2000 ( members decided in the summer of 2015 to join the ASF scholarship program with a five year commitment. TL2K members felt that the goals and purposes of the two organizations were perfect for a partnership. The astronaut heritage of TL2K combined with the long history of supporting education, fit perfectly with the ASF.

Universities that ASF partners with for scholarships…
Brown University University of Arizona
Clemson University University of Central Florida
Colorado School of Mines University of Chicago
Florida Institute of Technology University of Colorado at Boulder
Georgia Tech University University of Kansas
Harvey Mudd College University of Kentucky
Louisiana State University University of Michigan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Oklahoma
Miami University (Ohio) University of Rochester
North Carolina State University University of Southern California
North Dakota State University University of Texas at Austin
Ohio State University University of Virginia
Penn State University University of Washington
Purdue University University of Wisconsin
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Tufts University


Download the Corporate Scholarship Partnership Packet.

For questions or additional information contact Laura at or call 407-403-5907.