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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 major or career opportunities. 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:

  • 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
  • Those who successfully complete the program receive $1000 scholarships upon high school graduation

Interested students must:

  • Sign up with the Los Fresnos teacher team AND apply before October 21, 2020. (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 October 28, 2020

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