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Space Foundation establishes the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers

01/19/2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2005) -- The Space Foundation has established the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers to create special professional development opportunities for teachers of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or teachers working with students 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 week-long, in-residence courses that comprise the Summer Institute. 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. 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. Funding for the scholarship is provided by Elliot G. and Cynthia A. Pulham of Colorado Springs. 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. 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 should be addressed to Dr. Patricia Arnold, Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, The Space Foundation. 310 S. 14th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Applications must be received no later than April 15 for the coming summer session. 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 annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, the National Space Symposium, scheduled April 4-7, 2005, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs; and Strategic Space 2005, scheduled Oct. 4-6, 2005, in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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