What is a Space Grant College?

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The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program was created by NASA in 1989. It is now referred to as the Space Grant. It is a national network of colleges and universities aimed at promoting space projects through engineering education, research, and public outreach events. There are 850 affiliates including schools, museums, science centers and government agencies. The program’s goal is to, “Contribute to the nation’s science enterprise by funding education, research and public engagement projects through a national network of university-based Space Grant consortia.” You can read more on their website here. The opportunities afforded to students at one of these colleges are tremendous. They work on very important projects that benefit NASA’s mission and students build invaluable skills. Their objective involves educating, supporting, and promoting the study of space and the careers it has to offer.

Here is a list of colleges who are members of the consortium of the Space Grant:

Alabama Space Grant Consortium
University of Alabama, Huntsville

Alaska Space Grant Consortium
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Arizona Space Grant Consortium
University of Arizona

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

California Space Grant Consortium
University of California, San Diego

Colorado Space Grant Consortium
University of Colorado, Boulder

Connecticut Space Grant Consortium
University of Hartford

Delaware Space Grant Consortium
University of Delaware

District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium
American University

Florida Space Grant Consortium
University of Central Florida

Georgia Space Grant Consortium
Georgia Institute of Technology

Hawaii Space Grant Consortium
University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, Oahu

Idaho Space Grant Consortium
University of Idaho, Moscow

Illinois Space Grant Consortium
University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign

Indiana Space Grant Consortium
Purdue University

Iowa Space Grant Consortium
Lead Grant Institution: University of Northern Iowa

Kansas Space Grant Consortium
Wichita State University

Kentucky Space Grant Consortium
University of Kentucky

Louisiana Space Grant Consortium
Louisiana State University

Maine Space Grant Consortium
Maine Space Grant Consortium, Inc.

Maryland Space Grant Consortium
Johns Hopkins University

Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michigan Space Grant Consortium
University of Michigan

Minnesota Space Grant Consortium
University of Minnesota

Mississippi Space Grant Consortium
University of Mississippi

Missouri Space Grant Consortium
University of Missouri, Rolla

Montana Space Grant Consortium
Montana State University

Nebraska Space Grant Consortium
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Nevada Space Grant Consortium
Nevada System of Higher Education

New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium
University of New Hampshire

New Jersey Space Grant Consortium
Rutgers University

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium
New Mexico State University

New York Space Grant Consortium
Cornell University

North Carolina Space Grant Consortium
North Carolina State University

North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
University of North Dakota

Ohio Space Grant Consortium
Ohio Space Institute

Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium
University of Oklahoma

Oregon Space Grant Consortium
Oregon State University

Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium
Pennsylvania State University

Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium
University of Puerto Rico, Central Administration

Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium
Brown University

South Carolina Space Grant Consortium
College of Charleston


South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Tennessee Space Grant Consortium
Vanderbilt University

Texas Space Grant Consortium
University of Texas, Austin

Utah Space Grant Consortium
University of Utah

Vermont Space Grant Consortium
University of Vermont

Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Virginia Space Grant Consortium Headquarters

Washington Space Grant Consortium
University of Washington

West Virginia Space Grant Consortium
West Virginia University

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Carthage College


Wyoming Space Grant Consortium
University of Wyoming

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