Scholarships

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2016 Applications are now closed. Scholarship applications for 2017 will open in the fall.

ALL 2016 applicants will be notified via email by March 17, 2016.

The scholarship program is managed by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation. Full scholarships cover tuition, room & board for any 6-day weeklong, individual camp programs and are good for one year. Transportation and incidentals are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. All applicants must be attending 4th – 12th grade.

Applicants may apply in one of four categories - Financial Need, Special Needs, Academic Achievement, or Leadership. Each applicant must answer two essay questions, design a mission patch, describe a science project using the scientific method, and provide three letters of recommendation. A selection committee reviews applications and scholarships are awarded based on available funding.

CATEGORY GUIDELINES:

  • Financial Need/Disadvantaged - applicants in this category must either be in a low income family or receiving government assistance. A letter from the principal stating the applicant is receiving free or reduced lunch at the school OR a copy of a letter from a government agency stating the applicant’s family is receiving government assistance (ie Food Stamps, Medicaid, HUD) must be submitted with the application.
  • Special Needs - applicants in this category must have a learning challenge and/or physical challenge. A letter from a teacher, principal, or physician stating the applicant has a learning and/or physical challenge must be submitted along with a letter from the applicant describing his/her disability.
  • Academic Achievement - applicants in this category must have excelled academically AND/OR be participating in a gifted program. A letter from the applicant’s teacher or principal stating the applicant is in a gifted or honors program OR a copy of the applicant’s most recent report card OR a copy of the applicant’s recent national or state standardized test scores must be submitted with the application.
  • Leadership – applicants in this category must demonstrate exceptional leadership in school and/or community. Applicant must submit an essay describing his/her leadership role in his/her community or school and include pictures of these activities.

For questions about scholarships, you can contact Kelly Hatley at kelly.hatley@spacecamp.com.