Deadline is Approaching for Three Teacher Scholarships

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Three specific scholarships for educators in Pinellas County, Fla., Hawai’i and at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo., are being offered by the Space Foundation to provide a unique opportunity for each recipient to participate in a week-long Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum professional development course this summer – all for free.

About The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship is for teachers of Hawaiian or part Hawaiian descent, or who teach children of Hawaiian ancestry. The scholarship honors the memory of Elliot’s grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawai’i, in 1898.

About The Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers
The Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers was established by the Space Foundation in 2010 to create special professional development opportunities for teachers currently teaching in the Pinellas County Schools, and especially for teachers at Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Fla. Funding for scholarship is provided by her daughter, Janet Stevens, who is vice president – marketing and communications for the Space Foundation, and by her son, Mark Pedretty of New Port Richey, Fla.

About The Anna and Kathryn Probert Educator Enrichment Scholarship
This is a new annual scholarship specifically for educators at The Classical Academy (TCA) Central Campus in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was established by Iain and Karla Probert in honor of their daughters. Iain Probert is vice president – education for the Space Foundation.

What the Scholarships Provide
The scholarships cover expenses to attend any one of the Space Foundation’s Space Across the Curriculum week-long summer courses. The courses cover topics ranging from rocketry, meteorology, robotics and astronomy to living and working in space and are adaptable for various grade levels. The courses help teachers use space themes in their classrooms to improve student performance in literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other subject areas.

Educators considering applying should read details on Space Across the Curriculum courses by clicking here.

How to Apply for the Enos and Pedretty Scholarships
To apply, submit 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, how the knowledge gained will be applied in the classroom and which course he or she would like to attend. See the 2012 Space Across the Curriculum course listings here. The application must be endorsed with a letter of support by a principal or other supervisor. Applications should be sent to:

Chrys Rheinbolt
Education Programs Administrator
Space Foundation Discovery Institute
105 Coleridge Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Applications must be received no later than April 6, 2012, and winners will be notified in May 2012.

How to Apply for the Probert Scholarship
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. 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. 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.

Pictured, top: Robin Little (center) was the 2011 recipient of The Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers; middle: scenes from Space Across the Curriculum courses

This article is part of Space Watch: April 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 4).