NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience and encourages them to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a NASA-related field or career.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of age
  • Registered at a U.S. community college during the semester of the onsite workshop
  • Concurrent enrollment or completion of 9+ hours of STEM coursework
  • Able to commit to a 5 week online session
  • Internet access

Personal Essay:

  • A 300 word essay stating why you are interested in this NASA experience.

To complete the application you must provide:

  • Current community college transcripts that include:
    Your name
    Your school’s name
    9 hours of STEM courses, either completed or in progress
  • Contact information
  • Recommendation form to be completed by a professor
  • 300 word essay

Please note a non-refundable $35 fee will be collected for the onsite portion to cover materials.