Scholarship Program

March 16, 2014

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our third annual scholarship essay contest for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are increasing the amount of the two scholarships we award to $750. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in engineering, math, or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry), or in Science Fiction as Literature. Applicants will need to submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of several available topics. Winners will be announced on July 7, 2014.

Previous scholarship winners who will still be attending college in the 2014-2015 academic year as undergraduates are eligible to apply again, but they must choose a different essay topic.

To apply, fill out the form below and print or email. Deadline is May 15, 2014.

Scholarship Application 2014

1. Deadline for scholarship applications is May 15, 2014.
2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.
3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, essay, etc.)
4. Please type or print legibly.
5. If you have any questions about the application, please email scholarships@heinleinsociety.org.

Purpose: To provide scholarship to 2 deserving full time students attending a four-year college.

Award Components: Two (2) $750 scholarships awarded to students selected by the Heinlein Society Scholarship Committee.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college that awards Bachelor of Science or Arts degrees.

2. Major must be Science Fiction as Literature or Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry).

3. Open to residents of any country.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

2. A brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.

3. A 500 – 1,000 word essay on one of the following subjects:

a. How Robert Heinlein affected my career choice.
b. My favorite Robert Heinlein story and why.
c. Discuss applicability of achievements in space exploration or research to improving human lives here on earth.

Deadline for the application is May 15, 2014. Applications postmarked or emailed after this date will not be considered.

Please mail completed application to:

The Heinlein Society
3553 Atlantic Ave. #341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606

or email to: scholarships@heinleinsociety.org


 

July 7, 2013

Heinlein Society Scholarship Program

We’re very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. This year we received a total of 18 applications from students in 7 countries.

Although only two scholarships were advertised, we in the scholarship committee found ourselves with the nearly impossible task of reducing the field of candidates to only two. So, with the support of the board, we have decided to award three scholarships this year. The winners are:

Christopher Joren – Christopher is enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and will be a junior next year. He enrolled there after taking a hiatus from his studies to serve four years in the U.S. Air Force. He plans to make his career working in the alternative energy industry.

Samantha (Sam) Healy – Sam will be attending St. Luke’s College of Health Science as a Junior, seeking a Bachlor’s in Nursing. Although this is not among our listed majors, she made a compelling case for us to consider her. We are considering including medical sciences in our list of majors  for the future. She is still deciding on a nursing specialty.

Mohammed Jayson - Mohammed will be attending the University of Florida as Freshman in Physical Sciences. He was born in Bangladesh, and his family later moved to the U.S. to pursue new opportunities. Mohammed is planning a career in astronomy.

We wish our winners, and indeed all of the applicants, great success in upcoming years and in their future careers.

 

February 10, 2013

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our second annual scholarship essay contest for the 2013-2014 academic year. There are two $500 scholarships which will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in engineering, math, or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry), or in Science Fiction as Literature. Applicants will need to submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of several available topics.

To apply, fill out the form below and print or email. Deadline is May 15, 2013.

Scholarship Application 2013

1. Deadline for scholarship applications is May 15, 2013.
2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.
3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, essay, etc.)
4. Please type or print legibly.
5. If you have any questions about the application, please email scholarships@heinleinsociety.org.

Purpose: To provide scholarship to 2 deserving full time students attending a four-year college.

Award Components: Two (2) $500 scholarships awarded to students selected by the Heinlein Society Scholarship Committee.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college that awards Bachelor of Science or Arts degrees.

2. Major must be Science Fiction as Literature or Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry).

3. Open to residents of any country.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

2. A brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.

3. A 500 – 1,000 word essay on one of the following subjects:

a. How Robert Heinlein affected my career choice.
b. My favorite Robert Heinlein story and why.
c. Recent developments in, and importance of, privately funded space exploration and commercial development.

Deadline for the application is May 15, 2013. Applications postmarked or emailed after this date will not be considered.

Please mail completed application to:

The Heinlein Society
3553 Atlantic Ave. #341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606

or email to: scholarships@heinleinsociety.org


 

July 7, 2012:

We are pleased to announce the winners of our two $500 scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year – Sarah McGowan and Meagan Nelford-Fracassi.

We received a total of 43 applications from students in 13 countries. There were some very good applicants, and it wasn’t easy to narrow the field to just two, but both Sarah and Meagan had well-written essays, well-defined career goals, and a laudable history of community service that demonstrated a commitment to Paying It Forward.

Sarah will be attending Princeton as a Sophomore, and Meagan will be attending USC as a Sophomore.

Congratulations, Sarah and Meagan. We’re glad we could be a part of helping you on your journeys.


Entries for the 2012-2013 academic year are now closed. Check back for our next scholarship opportunities.

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce that for the 2012-2013 academic year we will be offering the first of many scholarships. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in engineering, math, or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry), or in Science Fiction as Literature. Applicants will need to submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of several available topics.

To apply, fill out the form below and print or email. Deadline is May 15, 2012.

 

1. Deadline for scholarship applications is May 15, 2012.
2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.
3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, essay, etc.
4. Please type or print legibly.
5. If you have any questions about the application, please email scholarships@heinleinsociety.org.

Purpose: To provide scholarship to 2 deserving full time students attending a four-year college.

Award Components: Two (2) $500 scholarships awarded to students selected by the Heinlein Society Scholarship Committee.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college that awards Bachelor of Science or Arts degrees.

2. Major must be Science Fiction as Literature or Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry).

3. Open to residents of any country.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

2. A brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.

3. A 500 – 1,000 word essay on one of the following subjects:

a. How Robert Heinlein affected my career choice.
b. My favorite Robert Heinlein story and why.
c. The importance of space exploration to the future of the human race.

Deadline for the application is May 15, 2012. Applications postmarked or emailed after this date will not be considered.

Please mail completed application to:
The Heinlein Society
3553 Atlantic Ave. #341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606

or email to: scholarships@heinleinsociety.org


 

 

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