Space Foundation Press Releases

Field Trip Scholarships are Now Available for Rural Colorado Schools

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 15, 2014) – Thanks to a generous grant from Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Space Foundation is offering 10 scholarships to select schools for a field trip to its Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the Pikes Peak region’s space, science and technology attraction and features the Northrop Grumman Science Center.

A full complement of standards-based courses are offered for PreK-12 students. These Discovery Center Field Trips use the Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®, to teach subjects including space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as social studies, history, government, language arts and other classroom content areas.

Each Discovery Center field trip course is calibrated for a specific grade-level standard, but may also be appropriate for a range of grades as noted in the course descriptions. All courses meet Colorado State academic standards.

Who may apply
Rural schools in the state of Colorado are welcome to apply for the Northrop Grumman scholarships. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

See more details at, or contact Chrys Rheinbolt, Space Foundation Education Programs Administrator, at [email protected].

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.