TMG 2020 Space Camp Scholarship Application Due January 15, 2020
The Mars Generation (TMG) is a nonprofit that works to excite and inspire young people and adults about science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM), space exploration, and *Dreaming Big!* Our Space Camp Scholarship Program is designed to give students with both an economic need and an aptitude in the STEAM fields an opportunity to attend Space Camp USA located in Huntsville, Alabama.

This application deadline is January 15, 2020 - entries received after this date will not be considered. Review requirements below before applying. Due to a high number of applicants, we are unable to contact every student who applies. RECIPIENTS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP ONLY will be notified by March 2020.

The scholarship covers one week of camp from July 12 - 17, 2020, roundtrip airfare from the nearest international airport from the student's home as well as roundtrip group transportation from Huntsville International airport to Space Camp. Travel dates may include July 11 - 18, 2020. Student must be available to travel and attend camp during these dates. The value of the scholarship is approximately $3,000.

***If student is selected to receive a TMG Space Camp scholarship, their family will need to make a $300 deposit at the time of their acceptance of our scholarship. The $300 deposit will be returned after the student attends Space Camp and submits an acceptable video presentation of their experience at Space Camp using their own notes, photos and videos taken during their attendance at Space Camp. Please see the scholarship page for details about the scholarship here: https://www.themarsgeneration.org/programs/space-camp-scholarship/

****The video project that is due after attending camp requires students to present what they learned at Space Camp to a group of a minimal of 20 students. The presentation needs to be recorded and must be a minimum of 6 minutes long and show the entire audience at some point of the video. Ensure we can hear your presentation clearly and that your presentation is clearly viewable in the video. We will send guidelines for the expectations to all students after they are accepted.
TMG Space Camp Scholarship Qualifications
* Must join the TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program - This is a FREE program. Go to http://www.themarsgeneration.org/register/ for information and to sign up.

* Family must qualify for the USDA FREE or reduced lunch program. We do require verification of your family income/qualification for the USDA Free or reduced lunch program if you are awarded our scholarship. To see income guidelines click here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-20/pdf/2019-05183.pdf

* Must live in the continental U.S. (Lower 48 states)

* Must be able to attend Space Camp the week of July 12-17, 2020

* Have never attended Space Camp USA in Huntsville, Alabama

* Parents must sign a photo/video release form if selected.

* Must be between the age of 15-17 as of July 1, 2020.
TMG Space Camp Scholarship Application: 3 Required Parts
Part 1: Student must fill out this application form (see below) which includes an outreach project proposal. Students who are awarded a TMG Space Camp Scholarship will be required to complete an outreach presentation where they share their Space Camp experience with their community. Any images or videos that they use in their presentation must be their own.

Part 2: Student will need to create and submit a short video (under 3 minutes) introducing themselves and explaining why STEM education and/or space exploration are important to the future of humankind. Student should also cover why they think they will benefit from attending Space Camp. Videos will need to be emailed to scholarships@themarsgeneration.org with the student's full name and words "Space Camp Scholarship Application 2020" in the Subject line of the email as well as in the title of the video. We recommend uploading your video to Google Drive and sending a shareable link to scholarships@themarsgeneration.org and also provide video permission for nicole@themarsgeneration.org - any email or video not correctly titled will not be accepted and application will not be completed.

Part 3: Students will need to have a mentor or teacher fill out out a recommendation form and also agree to mentor the student through completion of the outreach presentation. Recommendation and mentorship agreement form can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftuyEtfeB6DUqzkzK5y9TMcDDJiPdSl5XOq32DCzj-ZdfTXA/viewform?usp=sf_link

All applications must be submitted by 11:50 pm CST January 15, 2020.

Due to a high number of applicants, we are unable to contact every student who applies. RECIPIENTS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP ONLY will be notified by March 2020.
Does your family qualify for the Federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP), aka USDA Free/Reduced Lunch Program? (Please check with your family and/or guidance counselor if you do not know.) *
Required
I understand that my family must qualify for the Federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP), aka USDA Free/Reduced Lunch Program and I will have to provide documentation that shows my family qualifies in order to be considered for this scholarship. *
Required
Applicant First Name *
Your answer
Applicant Middle Name *
Your answer
Applicant Last Name *
Your answer
Best phone number to reach you (applicant) *
Your answer
Best email to reach you (applicant) *
Your answer
House Address *
Your answer
City *
Your answer
State *
Your answer
Zip Code *
Your answer
Name of the nearest international airport to your home and alternative airport *
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Name *
Your answer
Best email to reach your parent/guardian (this must be your parent's email address not your own) *
Your answer
Best phone number to reach your parent/guardian (this must be a parent phone number - not student phone number) *
Your answer
Name of mentor/school counselor/teacher who will recommend you and will serve as your mentor for this project. This cannot be your parent. *
Your answer
Email address of mentor/school counselor/teacher who will recommend you and will serve as your mentor for this project. This cannot be your parent. *
Your answer
I have spoken with my mentor/school counselor/teacher who will recommend me for this scholarship and serve as my project mentor. They have agreed to fill out the recommendation form and also mentor me throughout the project. They have agreed to this role. *
Required
I have sent the recommendation form link to my teacher/mentor and have asked them to fill out the form. The link is here: https://forms.gle/CFwMFGHRsaocWm366 *
Required
I certify that I will be age 15-17 on July 1, 2020 - this are no exceptions to this rule - please do not apply if you will not be in this age range on this date. *
My Birthday Is - include month, day and year (Example: 5/6/2001) *
Your answer
How old will you be on July 1, 2020? *
Required
Are you available to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama July 12-17, 2020? This scholarship includes transportation to Huntsville. You must be available during these dates to receive this scholarship. *
Required
Have you signed up for the free The Mars Generation® Student Space Ambassador Program? (This is required for application - to sign up go to http://themarsgeneration.org/programs/student-space-ambassador/) *
Required
Are you a student living in the continental United States (lower 48 states)? *
Required
Have you been to an overnight camp before? *
Required
Have you flown on an airplane before? *
Required
Have you attended a STEM camp before? *
Required
Please list your past camp experiences. What kind of camp, how long was it, did you travel to attend the camp, etc.? *
Your answer
Please tell us a bit about your extracurricular activities both school-related and anything else you are interested in. This could include sports, clubs, camps, jobs or anything that you do besides school. *
Your answer
Why do you want to attend Space Camp? *
Your answer
What are your plans for post-high school and/or future career plans? *
Your answer
Why do you think the United States should continue to work to send humans to explore Mars? *
Your answer
I have created and submitted a short video (under 3 minutes) to scholarships@themarsgeneration.org introducing myself and explaining why STEM education and/or space exploration are important to the future of humankind. *
Required
I understand that the subject line of the email for my videos submission must include my full name and the words "Space Camp Scholarship Application 2020" - I have submitted the video to scholarships@themarsgeneration.org *
The Mars Generation Public Outreach Presentation Proposal for Space Camp Scholarship Application
The Mars Generation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and educate people about the importance of STEM education and human space exploration to the future of humanity. Our entire program is based on outreach and building community.

Our Space Camp Scholars have a unique opportunity to experience something most students only dream of: attending Space Camp USA and experiencing what it is like to train like an astronaut. As an opportunity that so few students get, one requirement of becoming a TMG scholar is to take what they learn at Space Camp and share it with their own communities.

Below, you will find instructions to guide you through the process of creating A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL on HOW YOU WILL SHARE YOUR SPACE CAMP experience with your community and submitting it for consideration. The project requires a video of your presentation that is visually clear, easy to hear and understand and shows at some point your audience of a minimum of 20 students. The video needs to be a minimum of 6 minutes.

Final project video submissions are due October 15, 2020 - no exceptions.

***If you are selected to receive a scholarship you will be required to give a presentation about your experience at Space Camp to a group of at least 20 students in classroom, auditorium, youth group or other community group of at least 20 students. The presentation needs to be given to students under the age of 18. Your $300 deposit will be held until you complete this requirement after attending Space Camp.
I have read the above description of this project proposal and understand that this project is to be focused on how I will share my Space Camp experience with my community. Community can mean any public group of people that are part of my life such as a church group, school group, club, event or other type of group gathering. *
Required
I understand that this project proposal - all items I am filling out below - will be used in judging my application and is a major part of the selection process.
I understand that my answers below need to be well-constructed, organized and well-thought out. I understand that proper grammar, proper spelling and providing complete information are all important and will be part of the judging for the scholarships. *
Required
I understand that this project proposal is for an outreach presentation to share my Space Camp experience with others, I understand this is NOT a science project or a research project. *
Required
Who is your proposed audience and/or community that you want to present or construct this project for? Be specific with age group, number of people you will present to, location and anything else that shows you have clearly thought about this community. More information is better. *
Your answer
When are you proposing to complete this presentation and submit the final video? Deadline is October 15, 2020. We suggest you do it as soon as you can after Space Camp so it is done and you get your $300 deposit returned. *
Your answer
What will make this presentation unique and/or interesting for your audience/community? *
Your answer
I understand that the video I submit will show that I've completed the presentation and include not only me presenting, but will also include video footage of the audience that is listening to my presentation (a minimum of 20 students must be present). I understand that the video will need to be a landscape video (wide) not portrait (tall and narrow) if a smartphone or any other video recording device is used for filming. *
Required
I affirm that I have spoken with my presentation advisor and discussed this proposal with him or her. He or she has agreed to oversee my presentation and assist me if needed in completion. *
Required
I understand that if I'm selected to receive a TMG Space Camp Scholarship, my family will be required to make a $300 deposit which will be refunded once I complete my project and submit an acceptable video of my presentation. I understand that if I do not complete my project or if I do not make it to Space Camp for any reason, the $300 deposit will not be refunded to my family. *
Required
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of The Mars Generation. Report Abuse