WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 11, 2011) – U.S. Congressman David Wu (OR-1st) announced the opening of his 10th annual Space Camp scholarship contest, which allows one Asian Pacific American student to attend the U.S. Space Camp/Academy in Huntsville, Alabama.
Asian Pacific American students, ages 9 to 14, are invited to participate in a national essay competition to win a scholarship that covers the full cost of tuition to the U.S. Space Camp (ages 9 to 11) or the U.S. Space Academy (ages 12 to 14).
Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 4, 2011. In order for an application to be considered, the student must return a completed application form with the signature of a parent or guardian and the student’s essay of no more than 300 words on one of the four topics provided on the application. Late applications will not be considered.
Students should mail the completed application to the following address: Space Camp Application, c/o Education and Opportunity Fund, 818 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 514, Portland, OR 97204.
For questions, please contact Daniel Rottenberg of the Education and Opportunity Fund at [email protected] or 971-338-9417.
The U.S. Space Camp/Academy is a five-day program of astronaut training for young people located in Huntsville, Alabama. Activities include simulated space shuttle missions; training simulators (like the 1/6th Gravity Chair); rocket building and launches; scientific experiments; IMAX movies; and lectures on the past, present, and future of space exploration.