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The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Positive Auctions

In 2024, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation celebrates its 40th Anniversary! This year, we project selecting and awarding 71 Astronaut Scholars with each scholar receiving up to $15,000 in scholarship funding and participation in our annual Innovators Symposium & Gala, featuring the Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence.

About ASF

In 2024, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) celebrates 40 years of supporting the innovators of tomorrow! ASF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides annually more than 60 scholarships to the brightest and most talented college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Our mission is to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.

ASF seeks to inspire, encourage, and facilitate Astronaut Scholars to embody the highly respected astronaut characteristics, such as intelligence, ambition, self-motivation, high ethical standards, persistence, tenacity, adaptability, and a passion for science, exploration, and innovation. This focus will aid in placing the best American scholars in positions that will positively change and influence society.

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