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Space Foundation Offers New Scholarship for Educators at The Classical Academy Central Campus

03/07/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 7, 2012) -- The Space Foundation is accepting applications for a new annual scholarship specifically for educators at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Anna and Kathryn Probert Educator Enrichment Scholarship provides the selected educator with tuition, materials fees plus a $500 stipend to participate in one of the Space Foundation's week-long Space Across the Curriculum summer courses. The courses cover topics ranging from rocketry, robotics and astronomy to living and working in space, and are designed to help teachers use space themes in their classrooms to improve student performance in literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other subject areas.

How to Apply
The applicant must be an educator based at The Classical Academy Central Campus and may be a teacher, a member of the administration, a librarian, tech teacher or resource teacher. Details on Space Across the Curriculum courses may be found at www.spacefoundation.org/education/programs/space-across-curriculum-courses-prek-12-teachers. The applicant must send a letter stating his or her motivation for applying, experience or interest in space themes in the classroom and what he/she hopes to gain from the course. More details can be obtained at the above Web site. The letter must be submitted to TCA Central Campus Principal Don Stump no later than April 30, 2012, for the coming summer session. The applications will, then, be reviewed by the Space Foundation scholarship committee. The winner will be notified in May 2012.

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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