Release Date: May 21, 2009
ASU Student Awarded National Space Scholarship
For the second straight year, Angelo State University senior Janell Eyre has been awarded a prestigious national Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship by the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) for the 2009-10 academic year.
A math major from Kaufman, Eyre will receive $1,000 from the TSGC. Only about 40 students nationwide receive the scholarships each year. Eyre also received a TSGC scholarship for the 2008-09 academic year.
The scholarship program was established by the TSGC and the Aviation and Space Foundation of Texas in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in memory of the seven Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts who were killed during shuttle re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003.
The scholarships are intended to recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics which will ultimately lead to careers in space-related fields. They stress excellence in academics, participation in space education projects, participation in research projects and exhibited leadership qualities.