Ever since 1990, our organization has presented monetary scholarships to special active STARFLEET members who are attending community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges, and universities or graduate school, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/certified program. If unsure, just ask the Director.
Scholarships are awarded in amounts of up to $1,000 based on number of applicants and availability of funds. APPLICANTS MUST BE A STARFLEET MEMBER AND MUST HAVE BEEN A STARFLEET MEMBER FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. The application period runs from January 1 through June 15 of each year. June 15 is the Application Deadline. At our annual International Conference each summer, the scholarship winners are announced for the next academic year beginning in the fall semester.
List of Scholarships
Over the years, the number and variety of our Scholarships have changed. The following is a list of the current Scholarships that STARFLEET offers:
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY – James Doohan/Montgomery Scott Engineering & Technology Scholarship
This very popular Scholarship covers any field related to engineering and other fields of study involving technology, computer science, etc.
MEDICINE & VETERINARIAN – DeForest Kelley/Dr. Leonard McCoy Memorial Medical & Veterinarian Scholarship
This is for medical studies of both humans and animals and is awarded for programs in medical school, nursing school, physical therapy, pre-med, EMT-Paramedic, surgical technician, biomedical technician, and the study veterinary medicine.
ARTISTIC – Gene Roddenberry Memorial/Sir Patrick Stewart Scholarship for Aspiring Writers & Artists
This is for all those studying acting, dance, music, writing, literature, or for skills and training relating to the media, graphic artists, film making, etc.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT/EDUCATION – Armin Shimerman/George Takei/LeVar Burton Scholarship for Business, Language Studies & Education
This Scholarship is for business and management studies, the study of foreign languages or studies abroad, and for teaching.
MISCELLANEOUS – Space Explorers’ Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors the Apollo, Shuttle Challenger, and Shuttle Columbia astronauts and Russian cosmonauts that have died to further our efforts in space exploration. It is a “general duty” scholarship and applies to all courses of study not mentioned in the other 4 Scholarships. If scholarship applicant’s field of study does not quite match up with one of the other scholarship types, they may be awarded this one.