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NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) opens doors for 2-year community college students seeking a STEM degree. Students get a closer look at NASA’s unique missions, diverse workforce, and world-class facilities and learn how to develop their talents, interests, and passion to become future STEM professionals.


"NCAS not only inspires community college students to advance in STEM fields, but it also opens doors for future careers at NASA."

Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois

2019 BY NUMBERSNCAS is funded by NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and encourages community college students to finish their 2-year degree and pursue a 4-year degree or career in a STEM field.

Total Students Invited to Onsite Events

Number of students invited to onsite experience nationwide
Total Minority Serving Institutions in NCAS

 NCAS scholars represent 40% of nation's minority serving institutions, 
Total Internships Sponsored by NCAS 

 But many more were awarded to NCAS alumni

The material contained on this website is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award Number 80NSSC17M0021. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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