Mayor Loretta Spencer Scholarship


2019 MAYOR LORETTA SPENCER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN COORDINATION WITH THE AIR, SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE ASSOCIATION (ASMDA)

The 2019 Mayor Loretta Spencer Scholarship Fund in coordination with the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) will select four undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) or post-graduate students to each receive a $4,000 Scholarship Award ($16,000 in total awards).  Awards will be made August 6-8, 2019 during the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Scholarships are available to: ASMDA members, employees of corporate members identified as current corporate sponsors, and employees of: the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC); PEO Missiles and Space; US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM); the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (formerly known as AMRDEC); the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC); the Missile Defense Agency (MDA); and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Eligibility extends to military and civilian personnel of the above organizations, employees of ASMDA corporate sponsors, and individual AMSDA members.  Immediate family members (spouse/children only) in all the previous categories are also eligible.
  • Under-graduate student – Must be a junior or senior in the fall of 2019, currently enrolled in a “hard” science (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math or related field) at an accredited college or university
  • Graduate student - pursuing a graduate degree in a “hard” science (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math or related field)
  • Student in good academic standing

Application Procedure:
Provide the following three documents to the Scholarship Committee:

  • A brief (not more than one page) biographical sketch that includes:
    • Full name, address, phone number(s), and email address where you can be contacted
    • How the applicant meets scholarship eligibility requirements above (be specific as to how the applicant meets all the above eligibility criteria; be specific and address each point directly)
    • Awards received
    • Community service involvement
    • Organizations and activities in which the student is actively involved
    • Where financial need exists, please explain in a short paragraph
  • A copy of the student’s latest transcript (official copy from the institution but it does not have to be mailed by the university)
  • A one-page essay that describes the student’s area of study and how it relates to air, space and/or missile defense

Selection Criteria:

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements
  • Level of academic standing and community involvement
  • Potential for significant contributions to air, space and/or missile defense (based on essay)
  • Likelihood that the individual will pursue a career in area(s) directly or indirectly related to air, space and missile defense
  • Financial need

Schedule:

  • Return all application materials by July 12, 2019
  • Selections will be made and awardees notified the week of 29 July 2019.
  • Awards will be made in August and presentations made in conjunction with the Space and Missile Defense Conference during August 6-8, 2019

Application Materials should be mailed or hand-carried to:
Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
ASMDA 2019 Mayor Loretta Spencer Scholarship Selection Committee
ATTN:  Tom Newberry (Committee Chair)
5030 Bradford Drive
Building 2, Suite 205
Huntsville, AL  35805