The Mars Generation (henceforth referred to as TMG) is a nonprofit that works to excite and inspire young people and adults about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), space exploration, and dreaming big. Our Space Camp Scholarship Program is designed to help students with economic need and an aptitude in the STEM fields to have a chance to attend Space Camp USA located in Huntsville, Alabama. The scholarship covers one week of camp July 9-14, 2017, transportation to get to camp, a flight suit, and spending money during the week at camp. The value of the scholarships is approximately $3,000 per scholarship.
These scholarships are extremely competitive. We are looking for students who want to be part of our community (check out themarsgeneration.org for more information about everything we do) and students who want to share their experience at Space Camp with their own communities.
The requirements to apply include:
* Must join the TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program (see themarsgeneration.org for information and to signup)* Family must qualify for the USDA FREE lunch program. We do require verification of your family income/qualification for the USDA Free lunch program if you are awarded a scholarship. * Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States and live in the continental U.S. (Lower 48 states)* Must be able to attend Space Camp the week of July 8-15, 2017* Have never attended Space Camp USA in Huntsville, Alabama * If you are chosen for a TMG Space Camp Scholarship, you will be required to submit a deposit of $300 to The Mars Generation to accept your scholarship. The deposit will be refunded once you attend camp (if you do not make it camp due to illness or any other reason you forfeit the deposit.)* Must be between the age of 15-17 as of July 1, 2017.
Proposals will be evaluated and scored by a selection committee using a rubric of criteria. Your job is to prepare and present the best proposal you can. Spelling and grammar will count toward your score, as well as having clear and concise sentences and presenting your ideas in a way that is easily understood by evaluators. This project you propose must be completed within 9 months after your return from Space Camp as a TMG scholar. Please make sure it is something within your means and capability to complete.