What we do and fund

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, established in 1989 by NASA, prepares students for the workforce of tomorrow through hands-on education and research.

  • We offer scholarships and fellowships to selected students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics throughout the state of Washington.
  • We support research internships for students at colleges and universities statewide and partner with NASA and private industry to fill competitive internships. 
  • We also offer funding for projects to faculty, colleges, universities, and community partners to support college pathway projects in STEM fields. Recent funding initiatives have supported Supersonic Rocketry, High-Altitude Balloon Research, and CubeSat Development at affiliate institutions.

Our mission

Our mission is to enhance higher education opportunities for students seeking to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); to enrich and improve STEM education at Washington’s diverse pre-college, college, university and community learning centers; and to provide public outreach for NASA missions, and thereby strengthen the future workforce for NASA and our nation.

Join us

While The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington hosts our offices, more than a dozen institutions within the state of Washington form the Consortium. We are open to new affiliates, so browse our opportunities or contact us at nasa@uw.edu.

We serve the entire state of Washington through Space Grant programs at the following affiliates:

  • Bellevue College
  • Central Washington University
  • Everett Community College
  • Heritage University
  • Museum of Flight
  • North Seattle College
  • Northwest Indian College
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Peninsula College
  • Pierce College — Fort Steilacoom
  • Seattle Central College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitworth University

Additional support

We also receive support for our programs thanks to funding from the following generous organizations: