Scholarship applications are now open for a NASA space camp in Huntsville, offering the perfect opportunity for Baldwin County students to shoot for the stars. According to the official U.S. Space …
Scholarship applications are now open for a NASA space camp in Huntsville, offering the perfect opportunity for Baldwin County students to shoot for the stars.
According to the official U.S. Space and Rocket Center website, the scholarship is provided through the Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama (SALSA) that awards a male and female student between the ages of 12 to 14 from each legislative district in Alabama a scholarship to attend a special session of camp.
The week-long camp takes place in July at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, and participating students will learn the history of the space program, learn to work together as a team to solve complex problems using STEM concepts and critical thinking, learn to train like an astronaut using authentic simulators and embark on their own simulated space mission to the International Space Station, the Moon or Mars.
According to a social media statement from Rep. Matt Simpson of District 96 (Baldwin and Mobile County), there are still several districts that have not submitted any scholarship applications.
"As of Feb. 1, there are zero applications from Daphne, Spanish Fort, Montrose and parts of Fairhope," Simpson said. "I'd hate to see this opportunity missed."
"This life-changing experience inspires students to get engaged in mathematics and science, while exposing them to career paths in the aerospace industry and beyond where these STEM and 21st century learning skills are used," the official U.S. Space and Rocket Center read.
To qualify for the SALSA scholarship, students must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be between 12-14 years of age in July 2024
- Must be Alabama residents
- Must have not been awarded a SALSA scholarship previously
The application deadline is March 31, for more information or to apply for the scholarship visit www.rocketcenter.com.