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Space Foundation Accepting Applications for Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Hawaiian Teachers

03/16/2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 16, 2009) -- The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. The Enos scholarship provides professional development opportunities for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with pre-K - 12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. It 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 Discovery Institute courses.

The Space Discovery Institute offers six separate 2009 graduate-level courses:
• Biological and Physical Research: International Space Station Science & Space Law (June 15 - 19)
• Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Exploring our Universe/The Search for Life (June 22 - 26)
• Space Technologies in the Classroom: Nanotechnology and Space Spinoffs (July 6 – 10)
• Earth Systems Science: Planetary Geology (July 13 -17)
• Lunar/Mars Exploration and Base Construction (July 13 -17)
• Rocketry: Space History (July 20 -24)

These interactive, hands-on courses provide educators with experience, knowledge, and content that is immediately transferable to the classroom. Participating educators may elect to receive continuing education or graduate academic credit for the course, and graduate credit may be applied toward one of several master’s degrees offered through the Space Foundation’s partner universities.

The Enos scholarship was established in 2005 and is awarded annually. Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife Cynthia A. Pulham of Colorado Springs fund the scholarship, which honors the memory of Elliot’s grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawaii, in 1898. Enos’ father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali’iholokahiki, a native Hawaiian. Lucy married Henry Enos and together they raised a son, a daughter, and three adopted children while successfully homesteading a sugar plantation in Pahala and a cattle ranch on lands in Kioloka’a and Kamaoa. Enos died in Hilo, Hawaii, in 1976.

Interested teachers should apply by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, and detailing the motivation for applying, interest in space themes in the classroom, what the applicant hopes to gain from the experience, which of the six Space Discovery Institute courses he/she would like to attend, and how the knowledge gained will be applied in the classroom. The application letter must be endorsed with a letter of support by a principal or other supervisor.

Applications must be received no later than April 17, 2009, and should be addressed to:
Iain Probert, vice president, education
Space Foundation
310 S. 14th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

The recipient will be notified in early May.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation, along with partnering organizations, sponsors three major events each year, the 25th National Space Symposium March 30 – April 2, 2009, in Colorado Springs, Space Business Forum: New York on June 4, 2009, in New York, N.Y., and an event with the United States Strategic Command next fall in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.
 

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