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An Opportunity for Los Fresnos CISD Juniors

Spark! and the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars program are offering a unique opportunity for high school students in Los Fresnos CISD. NASA wants today’s students to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. This program offers a one-of-a-kind experience for students to explore STEM-related majors or career opportunities. The highest achieving students earn the opportunity to attend the onsite summer experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. 


  • U.S. citizen
  • Texas high school junior in Los Fresnos CISD
  • Committed to a one-year relationship with NASA and Texas A&M University
  • Internet access (from home, school or public library) 

During the school year, students participate in:

  • Interactive lessons on NASA activities related to space exploration, earth science, technology and aeronautics.
  • Design challenges such as 3D drawing, video creation and interactive poster design.
  • Virtual chats with NASA engineers and scientists.

Highest achievers receive an invitation to a summer experience that includes:

  • Team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and scientists.
  • Hands-on design challenge and engineering activities planning an Artemis-themed mission.
  • Tours of NASA facilities.

Benefits for students:

  • Potential to earn a half- or full-credit for science
  • Overnight invitation to Texas A&M University College of Engineering
  • Field trips to local Texas A&M University System campuses
  • $1000 scholarships upon high school graduation for those who successfully complete the program

Interested students must:

  • Sign up with the Los Fresnos teacher team AND apply before Oct. 21, 2021. (Note: Students apply to the national High School Aerospace Scholars program; that application process is managed by Oklahoma State University)
  • Be ready to start on Oct. 28, 2021.

Apply Now

Texas high school juniors who are interested in becoming a High School Aerospace Scholar but are not a part of Los Fresnos CISD can apply for the program through NASA