Release Date: April 26, 2011
ASU Students Win State Space/STEM Scholarships
Three Angelo State University undergraduate students have been awarded prestigious scholarships by the NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) for the 2011-12 academic year.
Sheryl Stultz, a senior mathematics major from Abilene, is one of only 21 students in Texas to be awarded a Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship. She will receive $1,000 from the TSGC. This is the fourth consecutive year that an ASU mathematics major has received this scholarship.
Bethany Droll, a junior computer science major from San Angelo, and Emily Hendryx, a senior mathematics major from Alpine, have been awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships by the TSGC, and will each receive $1,500. This is the first year the TSGC has awarded the STEM Scholarships, and there are only 22 recipients statewide.
The Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate 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 recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that 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.
The STEM Scholarships recognize high-quality students pursuing a STEM education and career, and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. They also stress excellence in academics, participation in STEM education projects, participation in research projects and exhibited leadership qualities.
Based in Austin, the TSGC is a group of 47 institutions that include universities, industrial organizations, non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout Texas. Through education and research, the consortium enables Texans to be inspired by and participate in NASA’s mission of better understanding and protecting our planet. Its mission is to improve life on earth, extend life beyond our planet and explore the universe.