Scholarship Available for Hawaiian Teacher
Educators of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry or who work with pre-K-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry have an extraordinary opportunity to travel to Colorado Springs - for free - to learn how to use space in the classroom.
Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified Hawaiian educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. It will cover tuition, fees, travel expenses and lodging for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs and participate in one of the Space Foundation Discovery Institute's week-long Space Across the Curriculum courses during the summer of 2011.
The application deadline is April 15, 2011.
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, the scholarship honors the memory of Elliot's grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawai'i, in 1898.
Space Foundation Discovery Institute Space Across the Curriculum Courses
The week-long Space Across the Curriculum classes, held at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs, cover topics ranging from rocketry and robotics to astronomy and living and working in space. The courses show teachers how to use space themes in their classrooms to improve student performance in literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other subject areas. Attending teachers may elect to receive continuing education or graduate academic credit for the course; graduate credit may be applied toward one of several master's degrees offered by the Space Foundation and partner universities.
Scholarship applicants should become familiar with Space Foundation teacher training and Space Across the Curriculum programs by visiting the Space Foundation website at www.SpaceFoundation.org/education.
Interested teachers should apply by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, detailing the motivation for applying, interest in space themes in the classroom, what the applicant hopes to gain from the experience 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 15, 2011, and the recipient will be notified in early May.
Mail applications to:
Iain Probert, vice president - education
310 S. 14th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Pictured: Previous Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship winners attended a Space Foundation rocketry class.