One of the big reasons that I wanted to create Higher Orbits was to be able to offer opportunities for students to attend programs that they might not otherwise be able to attend. One of the obvious ways to do this is through scholarships. Clearly Mission Discovery is a program that I am incredibly vested in and believe in whole-heartedly. I wish something like Mission Discovery had existed when I was a student because it truly is a life changing experience for many students. I am so thrilled to be able to pour my energy into such a worthwhile endeavor. (Just how crazy has life been in working on Mission Discovery lately? Well I can tell you that all is going great but the answer to what all I’ve been up to in working on it is worthy of another blog all in and of itself!)
Our First Scholarships are all being awarded to students to attend the Valparaiso University Mission Discovery in July 2014.
It is with great pleasure I announce the first winners of our first set of scholarships….
Indian Creek High School
Tara has developed a love for the cosmos over the years and is considering becoming an astronautical engineer because, “I would have the opportunity to correlate my ideas with others and produce exceptional solutions to problems.”
Kankakee Valley High School
Megan is passionate about space exploration for many reasons including that she believes it helps broaden our knowledge about the universe and creates new advances in technology. Exploring a career in aerospace has been a goal of hers since she was a little girl.
Roncalli High School, WI
Emily has always loved “new” things and has found a passion about space and hoes to pursue an education in astrophysics. She joined the rocketry team and while she loved building the rocket, launch was really what hooked her!