NAR Scholarship Instructions and Application
National Association of Rocketry Scholarship
Instructions for completing application for scholarship / Application below
The application deadline for participating in the NAR scholarship award program is June 1. All applications must be E-mailed or postmarked by this date.
The applicant must be a NAR member in good standing between the ages of 17 and 22, who is planning to attend, or is currently enrolled in a college, university or technical school. You must have been a member of NAR for at least a year before applying for the scholarship. (If applying by June 1, 2015, for example, your membership should have started prior to June 1, 2014.)
The amount of each scholarship is $2000. The number of awards will be determined annually by the Board of Trustees. Awards will be announced and presented at the national meet (NARAM) in late July/early August each year. You do not have to be present at NARAM to receive an award. Awards are on a one-time basis only, however, you may apply each year you are attending college. Awards will be presented as a “two-bearer” check, written to both the student and the institution.
If you are re-applying, fill out section A and update the items that have changed. You must provide your most recent transcript. You should also submit an updated essay including news about your college and rocketry experiences during the past year.
You must write in a NAR number or your application will be rejected. State your main rocketry interest: Scale, competition, sport flying, science, education, etc. Graduation Date: If you have not yet graduated, enter the projected date. College: If you have not decided on where to attend college, enter your first choice. Enter your planned enrollment date or the most recent semester you attended. If you have not decided on a major course of study, enter “Undecided”.
One individual must be an educator. The other individual may be your section advisor. Letters of recommendation are not required, but will increase an applicant’s chances of receiving an award. You can send your recommenders this link to submit recommendation letters online.
Attach a copy of your high school transcript to this application. However, if you are currently attending college, and have at least one semester of grades, attach your college transcript instead.
Attach an essay of no more than 500 words describing your model rocketry experiences and how participating in rocketry activities has been of benefit to your education. You may wish to include how you started in rocketry, who helped you, science projects completed using rocketry, demos you have arranged and any other material you feel appropriate. The essay may be mailed to the NAR with your application, or sent by e-mail to Dr. Joyce Guzik at email@example.com. The essay must be received by June 1st to be considered a part of the application.
Sign and date the application. Print your name where indicated. Questions about this application may be emailed to the above address or by writing the scholarship chairperson Dr. Joyce Guzik at firstname.lastname@example.org.