Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
Through a partnership with The Purdue Research Foundation, the Armstrong Family and Neil Armstrong’s friend, Jim Hays, ASF will recognize an Astronaut Scholar Alum who exemplifies personal character and professional achievement, and their work leaves an impact in their field. The nominating criteria embody Neil Armstrong’s core values and those of his colleagues, the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts.
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was established to inspire the next generation to embrace science and technology and to reward the best and brightest students in these fields.
The Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence serves to inspire and is a prestigious recognition for scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians who continue to advance the boundaries of their fields. Only ASF Astronaut Scholar Alum are eligible for nomination and the award winner will be invited to the “Innovators Gala”.
This year’s annual event will be held August 25, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. where participants will enjoy a night of networking and fellowship and the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence will be presented in front of an august audience in the heart of the nation’s capital.
Many thanks to our esteemed judging panel.
All applications with completed documentation are due March 31, 2018 by 11:59 pm.
All eligible applications will be reviewed by the judging committee and the winner will be selected for the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence by June 11, 2018. All nominees will be notified and invited to attend the Innovators Gala in Washington D.C. on August 25, 2018. The recipient of the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence will be awarded during the gala celebration.