Undergraduate Program

Howard University is the country's top-ranked historically black college or university, and is one of the leading comprehensive research oriented, private universities in the nation. The main campus, located in Washington, DC, has a legacy of extraordinary research, faculty, principal investigators, and students.

The Howard University NASA University Research Center (URC) Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation (BCCSO) has a strong academic program, which includes educational support for undergraduate students during each academic year.  

Our program is competitive and provides financial support for tuition and associated fees as well as other types of support for those worthy students that qualify for funding.  Students may also qualify for student stipends and educational research experience in NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) related science during the academic year. 

Each summer the Howard University NASA URC sponsors undergraduate internships. The summer experience pairs undergraduate students with Beltsville Research scientists and NASA/GSFC collaborators. NASA’s summer interns are involved in hands-on research activity at the Beltsville Research Center as well NASA/GSFC.