Student-Athletes Receive Space Grant Scholarship

Student-Athletes Receive Space Grant Scholarship

ANGOLA, Ind. --Two Trine University student-athletes have been awarded Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) scholarships.

Laura Rosekrans (Williamston, Mich. / Williamston) and Blake Trusty (Fremont, Ind. / Fremont) will each receive a $1,500 scholarship from the INSGC for study at Trine. Rosekrans, a senior biology major, has competed for the Thunder women's basketball, softball and lacrosse teams while at Trine. Trusty, a sophomore chemical engineering major, is a member of the Thunder men's tennis team.

Rosekrans and Trusty make up part of a group of six Trine students awarded scholarships by INSGC. A total of 15 Trine students have received the scholarships over the past five years.

"The fact that the Indiana Space Grant Consortium chose to award these additional scholarships speaks volumes about the fantastic students we have here at Trine University," said James Canino, Ph.D., associate professor in the Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

To qualify, students must be attending an INSGC affiliate institution, be a U.S. citizen, enrolled in good standing as an undergraduate throughout the scholarship period and major in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or STEM education.

The Indiana Space Grant Consortium was created in 1991 under NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The Space Grant national network includes organizations working to expand opportunities for Americans to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts.

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