Now accepting applications for The 2024-2025 Student Ambassador Program

Applications are due June 7th, 2024
UPDATE: Deadline extended to June 21, 2024

PROGRAM OVERVIEW                                                       

The Student Ambassador program allows Oregon Space Grant to extend its reach to all geographic areas of the state and develop authentic connections within a community to promote awareness and inspire, engage, and encourage interest and careers in STEM. Partnerships between OSGC member institutions and local community organizations build opportunities for student success, laying the foundation for enhancing and strengthening the development of a path towards a STEM career.

Student Ambassadors will engage with K-12, higher education, and public audiences, reaching students, families, and communities through events such as library outreach activities, science fairs, boys and girls club, scout activities, and museum events. As ambassadors, students will promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) in OSGC programs and opportunities. An extension of the OSGC team, Student Ambassadors serve as liaison between OSGC and the audiences they engage and will be expected to collaborate with member institutions in their assigned district. Ambassadors will develop OSGC outreach opportunities that are promoted through classroom visits, informal education events, and social media.

The program provides a learning opportunity for students to grow and develop communication skills. Student Ambassadors will work independently, with other OSGC Student Ambassadors, and/or with the OSGC leadership team depending on the event. Ambassadors will be required to meet regularly with the OSGC team, conduct a minimum of three outreach events per year, and present at an OSGC Student Symposium. Student Ambassadors will be responsible for developing a district-specific informational flyer/newsletter to share with congressional representatives from the respective district. Ambassadors will be expected to provide content pertaining to events within their district for OSGC social media. At least one Student Ambassador may be invited to attend a Space Grant national or regional meeting.

AWARD FUNDS                                                                                                                             

A total of six awards of $8,200 per award will be awarded in the 2024-25 Student Ambassador Program, contingent upon funding from NASA Office of STEM Engagement.

See the 2024-25 Student Ambassador Program Guide for complete program information including important dates and links to apply.


Applications are due June 7, 2024
Deadline extended to June 21, 2024