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Space Camp Scholarships Available for Marine's Kids


Release Date: 3/5/2007

MCB QUANTICO, VA  - Applications are being accepted for the 2007 Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial NASA Space Camp Scholarship.

Children of active duty Service Members, in grades 6 through 9, can 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 was crashed into the Pentagon.

Located 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.

The scholarship covers tuition, meals, lodging, program materials, and transportation, for a five-day program. To apply, students must submit a scholarship application, along with a hand written essay stating why they should be selected, and two letters of recommendation from someone other than a relative.  Those applying should ensure that their essays include details of patriotism, community service, future goals and "after camp" intentions.

The 2007 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

            The deadline for submission of applications, hand written essays, and letters of recommendation is April 2, 2007.  Completed applications should be sent to:

Military Child Education Coalition

108 East FM 2410, Suite D

Harker Heights, TX 76548

For more information contact Kathleen Facon, Section Head, Children, Youth and Teen Programs (MRZ-3) at 703-784-9553 or kathleen.facon@usmc.mil.

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