The Space Foundation is building the next generation of space leaders and improving the overall quality of education through teacher, student and community programs that use space themes to improve students' interest and skills in space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM).


Space Foundation Discovery Center Field Trip Scholarships
to the Northrop Grumman Science Center Featuring Science On a Sphere®


Thanks to a generous grant from Northrop Grumman, the Space Foundation is offering 10 scholarships to select schools to experience a field trip to its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, including a session in the extraordinary Science On a Sphere® (SOS).  

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak region's only space, science and technology attraction. A full complement of standards-based courses are offered for PreK-12 students called Discovery Center Field Trips, which use the Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®, to teach subjects including space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as social studies, history, government, language arts and other classroom content areas.

Each Discovery Center field trip course is calibrated for a specific grade-level standard, but may also be appropriate for a range of grades as noted in the course descriptions. All courses meet Colorado State academic standards.

Who may apply
Rural schools in the state of Colorado may apply for the Northrop Grumman scholarships. See more in the download above - 2014 Northrop Grumman Scholarship Rules and Information

Questions? Please contact Chrys Rheinbolt, Space Foundation Education Programs Administrator, at [email protected].


The Space Foundation supports PreK-20 students with standards-based curriculum that uses space principles to integrate space-based science, technology, engineering and math (S-STEM) into all content areas.

Our educator professional development courses provide tools that are instantly transferrable to the classroom and our Teacher Liaison program link educators together for networking, support and exchange.

We deliver a broad range of programs that bring the excitement and inspiration of space to students, youth groups and communities. 

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The Space Foundation offers educational programs at both our own facilities and at educational institutions around the world. 

Check out our space-themed resources for PreK-12 educators, ranging from weblinks to lesson plans to tangible educational materials

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