Boren awarded scholarship to Space Camp®
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Maisie Boren of Wilmington, North Carolina has been awarded a full scholarship to attend Space Camp® at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center®.
Scholarship competition is intense, requiring a student to submit an application with a detailed description of a science experiment, two essays, a mission patch design and three letters of recommendation. Only 26 percent of those applying this year received full scholarships.
“This process attracts bright, motivated students from across the world,” says Dr. Deborah Barnhart, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center®, home to the Space Camp programs. “To win a scholarship, a student must submit a truly outstanding application. I congratulate Maisie on earning a place in the 2016 scholarship class.”
Space Camp has been helping to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians to reach for the stars for more than 30 years and is an internationally-known program with more than 700,000 alumni. The camp, which is based on NASA’s astronaut training program, focuses on teamwork and leadership skills. 
Real-world applications of math, science and technology are presented as students take part in space missions aboard an International Space Station simulator, complete astronaut training simulations and build and launch rockets. Scholarships were also awarded to Space Camp® Robotics and Aviation Challenge® Camp.

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