MCB QUANTICO, VA - Three Marine Corps applicants have been selected to receive 2006 Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial NASA Space Camp Scholarships. The future astronauts are Rebecca Femat, 7th Grade, MCAS Iwakuni; Joseph Eaton, 7th Grade, MOBCOM Kansas City; and Justin Rumps, 8th Grade MOBCOM Kansas City.
The winners will receive tuition, meals, lodging, program materials, and transportation, for a five-day program at Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama. Space Camp offers a unique, hands-on approach to learning outside the classroom. Activities include simulated Space Shuttle missions, training simulators, rocket building and launches, scientific experiments, and lectures on the past, present, and future of space exploration.
Children of active duty Service Members, in grades 6 through 9, were able to apply for the scholarship which was created by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in memory of Bernard Curtis Brown II, the 11 year old son of Chief Petty Officer and Mrs. Bernard Curtis Brown, who was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when the hijacked airliner he was on was crashed into the Pentagon. Scholarships were awarded based on information in the student's application essay and letters of recommendation.
More information on the 2006 Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial NASA Space Camp Scholarship application can be found by visiting the Military Child Education Website at http://www.militarychild.org/Scholarship.asp