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Apply Now for Space Foundation Professional Development Scholarship for Hawaiian Educators

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2014) – The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship is given annually by the Space Foundation to provide professional development for a qualified educator of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who works with PreK-12 students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.

The scholarship provides a unique opportunity for the recipient to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., during the summer of 2015 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, and the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas.

The facilities at Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs offer extraordinary teaching tools, including Science On a Sphere®, developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with more than 360 datasets, special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images that provide full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, moons and planets in space. Space Foundation labs also offer programmable robots used in a simulated Martian environment, and sophisticated software programs used by professional aerospace engineers.  

The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship covers tuition, fees, expenses and lodging for the recipient.

Learn more about Space Foundation education programs and Space Across the Curriculum course offerings for teachers at

To Apply for the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Apply for the scholarship by submitting a letter, not exceeding two pages, detailing the motivation for applying and interest in integrating space themes into the classroom. 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, 2015, to:

Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
Space Foundation
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO  80907

About the Scholarship
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 (pictured), who 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.

The Space Foundation takes an active role in educational and space-related activities in Hawai’i, and is an annual co-sponsor of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Conference, a program of the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEBD). Activities support the Space Foundation’s New Generation Initiatives, which provide professional development and networking opportunities to college students and professionals age 35 and younger.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.