Introduction to the NASA MUST Project

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) MUST Project aims to attract and retain underserved and underrepresented students in STEM through a progression of educational opportunities. MUST is managed by the Hispanic College Fund through a consortium that includes the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

MUST selects undergraduates who aspire to become tomorrow’s researchers, scientists, and innovators. Participation is highly competitive and only rising sophomores (current freshmen) and rising juniors (current sophomores) may apply.

Each year, the MUST Project supports 100 undergraduate students with:

  1. A one year competitive scholarship of up to half of tuition and fees, not to exceed $10,000.
  2. The opportunity to participate in a paid 10-week NASA summer internship at one of ten NASA field centers.
  3. The MUST Professional and Academic Support System (PASS), which provides scholars with tutoring, mentoring, and access to various professional development activities.

The 2010 – 2011 Application is Now Closed.