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Space Foundation Offers Unique Scholarship for Hawaiian Educators

09/12/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 11, 2012) - Educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry or who work with pre-K-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry have an extraordinary opportunity to travel to Colorado Springs for free to learn how to use space themes in the classroom.

Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified Hawaiian educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees, travel expenses and lodging for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs and participate in one of the Space Foundation's week-long Space Across the Curriculum courses.

These intensive week-long graduate-level summer courses for PreK-12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are hands-on and focus on national standards and STEM principles. Although the underlying concentration is on STEM, the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Participants do not need to be science or math teachers, and public, private and homeschool teachers are welcome.

Typically, one Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually. The next recipient will attend classes during the summer of 2013, and the application deadline is March 1, 2013.

In 2012, an English teacher with an interest in science and science fiction was awarded the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. M. Thomas Gammarino, Ph.D., teaches at Punahou Academy in Honolulu, and he chose to attend the Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction course.

Read more about this and other Space Foundation scholarships at www.spacefoundation.org/education/resources/awards-and-scholarships.

Scholarship Honors Space Foundation CEO's Grandmother
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, the scholarship honors the memory of Elliot's grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawai'i, in 1898. Enos' father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali'iholokahiki, was a native Hawaiian. Enos died in Hilo, Hawai'i, in 1976.

Application Details
Apply by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, detailing the motivation for applying, interest in space themes in the classroom and what you hope to gain from the experience. The application letter must be endorsed with a letter of support by a principal or other supervisor.

Send application and letter of support by March 1, 2013, to:

Lucy Enos Scholarship
Space Foundation
4425 Arrowswest Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

The recipient will be notified in early May 2013.

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the global space industry, the Space Foundation is developing the next generation of space professionals - and building the overall technological strength of the nation - through programs that stimulate students' STEM interest and skills. A non-profit organization founded in 1983, the Space Foundation supports its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity," through its education programs; space awareness programs, including Space Certification and the Space Technology Hall of Fame® industry events, including the National Space Symposium; research and analysis products, including The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity ; and government affairs activities; and programs for teachers and students.  Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow the Space Foundation on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and subscribe to Space Watch.

Pictured: Lucy Enos


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