HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — June 4, 2014 — Andrew and Sean Cannon of Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, have been awarded a scholarship to attend Space Camp® at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Scholarship competition is intense, requiring a student to submit an application with a detailed description of a science experiment, an essay, a mission patch design and three letters of recommendation. Andrew received a full scholarship to attend Space Academy, a program geared to ages 12 to 14. Sean received a partial scholarship. Only 30 percent of those applying this year received full scholarships.
"This process attracts bright, motivated students from across the world," says Dr. Deborah Barnhart, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center®, home to the Space Camp programs. "To win a scholarship, a student must submit a truly outstanding application. I congratulate Andrew and Sean on earning places in the 2014 scholarship class."
Space Camp has been helping to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians to reach for the stars for more than 30 years and has evolved into an internationally-known program with more than 600,000 alumni. The camp, which is based on NASA's astronaut training program, focuses on teamwork and leadership skills.
Real-world applications of math, science and technology are presented as students take part in space missions aboard an International Space Station simulator, complete astronaut training simulations and build and launch robotics. Scholarship winners also have the option of attending Robotics Camp or Aviation Challenge® Camp. For more information about Space Camp programs, visit www.spacecamp.com.