Each Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship contest applicant must be:
The primary owner of a NASA Federal Credit Union account (joint ownership does not meet eligibility requirements.)
A high school senior with an average grade of C or above
Under the age of 21
Scholarships are awarded based on evaluation of a written essay and a personal interview conducted by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants' names are withheld from the judges until the finalists are selected.
Scholarship applicants must submit an original written essay addressing:
My Educational and Financial Goals For College and Beyond and the Role NASA Federal Credit Union Can Play
Essays should be 12 pt. typed, double-spaced and no more than 1,000 words.
Essays and applications must be received electronically by February 3, 2023.
Essays are judged on content, writing or presentation, and creativity.
Essays should address the applicant's educational goals, the costs associated with and plans for financing higher education and the ways NASA Federal Credit Union can help meet these goals and challenges.
Writing Style (30%)
This element determines how clearly and effectively an applicant communicates. Close attention should be given to proper grammar, the overall essay structure, and fluent transitions among the subjects addressed.
Essays that use an imaginative narrative or approach and/or employ original concepts, creative stories or situations to address career objectives and education funding will receive the highest credit.