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Space Foundation accepting applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers

03/06/2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 6, 2008) -- The Space Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. The Enos scholarship was established in 2005 to provide professional development opportunities for educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who work with 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 Space Discovery Institute courses.

The Space Discovery Institute consists of five separate week-long graduate-level courses. The courses cover topics ranging from rocketry and robotics to astronomy and living and working in space. The 2008 courses include "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom," "Biological and Physical Research," "Earth Systems Science," "Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space," and "Space Technologies in the Classroom."  These interactive, hands-on courses utilize proven teaching strategies designed to 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 each course, and graduate credit may be applied toward one of several master's degrees offered through the Foundation's partner universities.

Space Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. 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. The letter should not exceed two pages and should detail their qualifications; experience or interest in space themes in the classroom; what they hope to gain; which Space Discovery Institute course they wish to attend; and how they will apply the information from the Institute course into the classroom. A principal or other supervisor must endorse the application. 

Applications must be received no later than April 18 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 May.  Additional information is available by clicking here.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, 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 in to 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 and Cape Canaveral, Fla.  The 24th National Space Symposium, the premier annual gathering of the global space community, will take place April 7-10 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.  Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense 2008, from 6-8 October in Omaha, Neb.  For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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