THS is very pleased to announce our sixth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2017-2018 academic year. Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” (first awarded in 2016) is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry). The other two scholarships may be awarded to either a male or female, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study. Applicants will need to submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of several available topics. We will begin taking applications in early March with a May 15th deadline to apply. Winners will be announced on July 7, 2017.
This year’s awards amount have increased by 25% over last year, and continues an unbroken tradition of annual increases in the total amount of the program, as funded by THS member’s dues and contributions from “Heinlein’s children” in support of this effort.
Check back in early March for the application form, and spread the word.