Space Foundation accepting applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2006) -- Applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers are due to the Space Foundation by April 14, 2006. Eligible applicants include any credentialed teacher working with students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who is of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who works exclusively or extensively with children of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers provides a unique opportunity for the selected teacher to travel to Colorado Springs and participate in the Space Foundation's annual Summer Institute program. The scholarship provides a travel allowance, meal and lodging expenses, and full tuition and fees for the selected teacher to attend any one of the five weekly, in-residence courses that comprise the Summer Institute, which begins June 19, 2006. The courses cover topics ranging from rocketry and robotics to astronomy and living and working in space, and each is designed to help teachers use space themes in their classrooms to enable improved student performance in literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other subject areas. The teacher 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 jointly through the Space Foundation and partner universities. The scholarship was formed in 2005 to create professional development opportunities for teachers of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or teachers working with students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. Jasmine I. Amoguis of Kona was the 2005 winner of the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers. Elliot G. and Cynthia A. Pulham of Colorado Springs provide funding for the scholarship. Elliot Pulham is president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation. The scholarship honors the memory of Elliot Pulham's grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawaii, in 1898. Her 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. Lucy Enos died in Hilo, Hawaii, in 1976. The Space Foundation has trained more nearly 40,000 teachers since 1986 through Summer Institute graduate courses and national conferences. In addition, the Space Foundation fosters educational space endeavors by managing the on-site NASA Educational Resource Center; offering two distinct Master's in Space Studies Degrees in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Regis University; implementing the revolutionary Integrated Science Literacy Model; annually conducting the Space Career Fair; and offering a free online lesson bank for educators. How to Apply: The applicant should first become familiar with Space Foundation teacher training and Summer Institute programs by visiting the Space Foundation Web site at www.SpaceFoundation.org. The application should take the form of a letter, not to exceed two pages, stating the applicant's qualifications and motivation for applying, experience or interest in space themes in the classroom, what the applicant hopes to gain from the experience, which course among the five offered at the Summer Institute the applicant would like to attend, and how the knowledge gained will be applied in the classroom. A principal or other supervisor should endorse the application. Applications must be received no later than April 14 and should be addressed to Dr. Patricia Arnold, Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, Space Foundation, 310 S. 14th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. The recipient will be notified on or about May 1. About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation's signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006, in Washington, D.C.; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.