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MESSENGER Scholarship

The MESSENGER Scholarship was created to expand interest in the MESSENGER mission and to support continuing education.

Special thanks to AIAA for helping this year's scholarship fund.

    Eligibility Criteria
  • Accuracy of content, and originality
  • Be a United States citizen or a legal resident
  • Have completed the requirements for high-school graduation in the twelve months preceding July 31st of the year of application
    A committee, made up of members of the MESSENGER team, will select recipients. The committee will select recipients based on:
  • Student essay
  • GPA
    Application Procedures
  • Complete an application
  • Provide a copy of your high school grade transcript
    To be considered for an award, your application must be supported by a short typed essay (less than 100 words) telling us "What will we learn from MESSENGER?"

    Three MESSENGER Scholarships will be awarded.

    The first-place prize consists of a $1000 scholarship toward college.

    The second-place prize consists of a $500 scholarship toward college.

    The third-place prize consists of a $200 scholarship toward college.

    March 30, 2007

    Mail completed applications to:
    Mr. James Leary, 4-146
    The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
    11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD 20723-6099

    Note: the evaluation committee reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship if an insufficient number of quality essays are received.

    Click here to download the MESSENGER Scholarship Application in PDF Format

    If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download it by clicking this image

    For additional information about the MESSENGER Scholarship, please contact: James Leary

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