PRESS RELEASE: The Mars Generation Opens Applications For 2017 Full Paid Space Camp Scholarships

space camp scholarships

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN OCTOBER 19, 2016

The Mars Generation Opens Applications For 2017 Space Camp Scholarships

Beginning today, The Mars Generation (TMG) is pleased to announce that the organization is now taking applications to select students who will receive full-paid scholarships (transportation included) to Space Camp located in Huntsville, Alabama for summer of 2017. This is the second year that The Mars Generation will offer full paid scholarships to Space Camp.

The application process consists of students filling out an application which includes an outreach project proposal. Students will submit their proposal for an outreach project that they will complete after attending Space Camp with the goal of spreading what they have learned to their own communities. Students must find a teacher to serve as a mentor throughout the project period. The deadline for student applications is January 15, 2017.

Space Camp Scholarship qualifications include:

  • Being ages 15-17 as of July 1, 2017
  • Showing an interest and aptitude in STEM subjects
  • Having satisfactory academic standing
  • Demonstrating financial need – determined by student being at or below the income guidelines for free lunch set in the USDA free lunch program. Student/parents will need to show income verification either through qualification of USDA free lunch verification or tax returns.
  • Must live in the continental U.S. (Lower 48 states)
  • Having parent permission
  • Having never attended Space Camp
  • Must join the TMG Student Space Ambassador Program

The Mars Generation Space Camp Scholarship program is a unique program offering support beyond the estimated $2,000 for tuition and transportation fees to attend the camp. To prepare TMG Scholars for the awe-inspiring experience of attending Space Camp, they will be mentored as a cohort by students who have previously attended Space Camp and are now TMG Space Ambassadors. Additionally, TMG will engage parent liaisons who will be available to answer questions and provide guidance to scholars’ parents.

“It is exciting to be able to award full-paid scholarships to Space Camp for the second year in a row” said Nicole Harrison, Executive Director of The Mars Generation. “We are so thankful for the wonderful online community, official sponsors and private donors who have made these scholarships possible, and we look forward to what the future will bring as this nonprofit matures.”

The Mars Generation serves as a catalyst to identify students with an interest in STEM and nurture their study in STEM education through outreach and scholarship programs. Through programs like the Space Camp Scholarship program, The Mars Generation fulfills its mission as a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing and inspiring tomorrow’s explorers today. By energizing young people with excitement for space and STEM, TMG is educating youth and adults about the importance of deep space exploration to humankind.

For TMG Space Camp Scholarship Application information click here.

For more information about Space Camp USA go to spacecamp.com

For questions and interviews, contact Yvonne Hundshamer at groundsupport@themarsgeneration.org

To sign up for future space camp scholarship updates please click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *