Apply by March 1 for Scholarships for Educators in Florida and Hawaii

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March 1 is the deadline to apply for two annual Space Foundation scholarships specifically for educators in Florida and those of Hawaiian descent or who primarily teach Hawaiian students. The scholarships cover tuition, fees, travel expenses and lodging for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., during the summer of 2013 and participate in one of the Space Foundation’s week-long Space Across the Curriculum courses.

These intensive graduate-level summer courses for PreK-12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. All courses are hands-on and focus on national standards and STEM principles.

Although the underlying concentration is on STEM, the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Participants do not need to be science or math teachers, and public, private and homeschool teachers are welcome.

The 2012 recipient of the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship was M. Thomas Gammarino (pictured right), an English teacher at Punahou Academy in Honolulu.

Read more about Space Foundation educator scholarships here

Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship Honors Space Foundation CEO’s Grandmother

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 honors the memory of Pulham’s grandmother, Lucy Enos.

Enos was born in Pahala, Hawai’i, in 1898. Enos’ father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali’iholokahiki, was a native Hawaiian. Enos died in Hilo, Hawai’i, in 1976. 

Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers Honors Lifelong Learner

Funding for the Dr. Catherine Pedretty Space Scholarship for Teachers is provided by her daughter, Janet Stevens of Colorado Springs, Colo., who is the vice president – marketing and communications for the Space Foundation, and her son, Mark Pedretty of New Port Richey, Fla. A lifetime learner, Dr. Catherine Frazer Partain Pedretty worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in Pinellas County Schools for 38 years and was director of guidance for Dunedin High School, Dunedin, Fla., at the time of her retirement. For that reason, special consideration will be given to applicants from Dunedin High School.

Application Details

Apply for either scholarship by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, detailing the motivation for applying, interest in space themes in the classroom and what you hope to gain from the experience. The application letter must be endorsed with a letter of support by a principal or other supervisor.

Send application and letter of support by March 1, 2013, to:

Space Foundation 
4425 Arrowswest Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Recipients will be notified in early May 2013.

This article is part of Space Watch: February 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 2).