NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) is an agency-wide activity funded by The Minority University Research and Education Project. 

NCAS engages 2-year degree-seeking STEM students in NASA missions and research.

Students participate in a competitive 5-week online course. Successful students will be selected for the NASA on Campus NCAS Event that engages students in a 4-day engineering design challenge while highlighting STEM industry in the local community.

Students who participate in the on-campus event can register for one college credit paid by the program.

How to Apply?

It is a 2-step process

Step 1 - Click here to register. You will receive an email confirmation. 

Step 2 - Click on the link in the email and complete the application process. You will need to upload: 

  • A recommendation from a professor

  • An unofficial transcript

  • One paragraph explaining why you want to participate

Watch this video for an overview of the NCAS program and the information presented on this page

Who is Eligible?


  • US citizen or permanent resident

  • At least 18 years of age and a high school graduate

  • A registered community college student in spring and fall 2021

  • Concurrent enrollment or completion of 9+ hours of STEM coursework

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Application Opens    March 1
Application Closes    May 5
Online Session          May 26-June 30
Student Selections    By Mid-August
Onsite Experience     October 11-14

Have a question?


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