GSSM Alumnus Awarded $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

June 14, 2016

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that Joey Wilson, GSSM Class of 2013, has been awarded a prestigious $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). 

The scholarship was created in 1984 by the six surviving Mercury 7 Astronauts and is awarded to the best and brightest university students who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Astronaut Scholarship is known nationwide for being among the largest monetary scholarships awarded to undergraduate STEM students. Since its inception, ASF has awarded over $4 million in scholarships to more than 400 of the nation’s top scholars. Wilson was one of only 40 students selected nationwide this year.

Wilson, son of Joe & Meg Wilson of Duncan, SC, currently attends Clemson University where he is studying biomedical engineering. He was recently elected student body president, was appointed as a member of the national “It’s On Us” campaign’s Student Advisory Committee, and hosted Vice President Joe Biden at the Clemson campus.

“I'm so humbled and I know that I wouldn't be here without the help of so many mentors and friends in many places, like the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics and Clemson University,” Wilson said. “I'm so thankful for this scholarship and excited to see what this year will hold.”


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