Category: Education News

Scholarship Program Posts 2012-2022

July 7, 2022 We were truly astonished at the growth in the number of scholarship applicants this year. We received a total of 567 applications, up from a record 383 last year. We also had more than twice as many international applicants – 53 – including 13 who had multiple citizenship. The international applicants hailed…
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Announcing our 10th Annual Scholarships

The application for our 2021 – 2022 academic year scholarships is now available to download from our scholarships page. This year we will be giving three scholarships of $3,000 each. Follow the link for more information.

2020 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners by Mike Sheffield   This year, as expected, we received a record number of scholarship applications – 365. Among these we had 20 international applicants, more  than in any previous year. They came from all around the globe: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Ghana, Haiti, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Morocco and India. We also…
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Heinlein Education

Educator’s CD Available as Download

The Heinlein Society Educator’s CD is now offered as a downloadable zip file free to all educators, including library and home-school educators! In the years since it was first produced, the Heinlein Society has distributed this CD free of charge to any and every qualified educator or librarian who has requested one. We have distributed…
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Scholarship Winners Announced

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 – 2020 academic year scholarships. Take a look at our Scholarships Page for the full list of winners and finalists. Congratulations to all of them.

Reminder: Deadline for Scholarships Program is April 1

Just a reminder to our interested STEM undergrads –this year the deadline for submission of applications for the 8th annual THS Scholarships program is April 1st, rather than the May 15th deadline of previous years. We moved the deadline up because of the increase in the number of submissions in recent years and thus the…
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Heinlein Society Launches 2019-2020 Scholarships Program

For the eighth year in a row, The Heinlein Society will be awarding scholarships to qualifying undergraduates for the 2019-2020 academic year. As it has for every year of the program thus far, the financial commitment made by the Society and its members is increasing. This year’s scholarships will be $2,000 each, an increase of…
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2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarships Winners Announced

Head over to our scholarships page to view our winners and finalists for this year.

Heinlein Society Receives Record Number of Scholarship Applications

We are currently working our evaluation process. Thank you to all who submitted. See you with the results on July 7th!

2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarships Application Deadline Approaches

Just a friendly reminder that Tuesday, May 15th, is the final day of eligibility for STEM undergraduates to submit their application for the three $1,500 scholarships being offered by THS this year. Don’t be late! Head over to our scholarships page to download the application!

THS Opens 2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarship Applications, Honors Kondo and Pournelle

The Heinlein Society has opened applications for the 2018-2019 academic year award. Interested parties should head over to our Education page and download the PDF application form to be filled in and emailed, here. The award has grown in value every year since its inauguration in 2012, and this year is no exception. This year’s…
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THS Announces Winners and Finalists in 2017-2018 Scholarship Program

Read all about it here. And Happy 110th birthday to Robert A. Heinlein, and all of Heinlein’s Children who celebrate it!

2017-2018 Scholarship Applications Close with 100% Increase over 2016

Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year closed on 5/15/2017. THS received 163 applications, almost doubling last year’s total. The three winners will be announced on July 7, 2017, and an additional seven finalists will receive a certificate noting that they were amongst the top 10 in this year’s competition.

THS Opens 2017-2018 Scholarship Applications

The 2017-2018 Scholarships Applications process is now open. Please visit our page at THS Scholarships to download the application form (it’s a “Rich Text Format” document this year that must be filled out and emailed back to us). THS will award three scholarships of $1,250 each for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is the sixth…
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THS Announces Sixth Annual Scholarships with Increased Awards

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, physical or biological sciences, or math. The…
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THS Receives Permission from Patterson Estate to Continue The Heinlein Journal

The Heinlein world was shocked when RAH’s biographer, William H. Patterson, Jr., passed away suddenly on April 21, 2014, just as the second volume of his epic biography of RAH was about to be published. We here at THS were more than shocked. Bill was not just a colleague in the Heinlein legacy vineyards, but…
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THS Expands Annual Scholarships with Ginny Heinlein Memorial

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce, beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, it has accepted the offer from a donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) for a multi-year donation to endow a new annual “Virginia Gerstenfeld Heinlein Scholarship” specifically for women undergraduates majoring in STEM (scientific—physical or biological, technical, engineering, mathematics) subjects. The candidates…
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2015-2016 Scholarship Application Deadline May 15th

Just a reminder there’s only four more days to get your application for one of our two 2015-2016 academic year scholarships submitted. Deadline is May 15th!

THS Begins Accepting 2015 Scholarship Applications

The new 2015 application is now active, and applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school term for two $750 scholarships. Please visit here for more detail:

2015-2016 Scholarship Essay Questions

The Heinlein Society announces the essay questions for the 2015-2016 Scholarships as follows: a. How Robert Heinlein affected my career choice. b. My favorite Robert Heinlein story and why. c. My favorite and least favorite Heinlein stories, and why. d. Robert Heinlein said “The golden age of science has yet to begin.” Evaluate this statement…
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Heinlein Society Announces 4th Annual Scholarship Contest

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our fourth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2015-2016 academic year. The two $750 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…
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THS to Lead Fund Raising for Heinlein Bust at Hall of Famous Missourians

The Board of The Heinlein Society recently agreed to lead efforts to raise funds for a bust (with associated plaque and pedestal) of Robert A. Heinlein to be displayed in the Hall of Famous Missourians maintained at the Missouri capital building by the Missouri state legislature. Heinlein was honored to be included in a public…
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Jack McDevitt to Receive 2015 Heinlein Award

BSFS (Baltimore Science Fiction Society) has announced that Jack McDevitt will be the 2015 recipient of the Heinlein Award, and the 19th honoree since the Award’s inception in 2003. The first recipients were Virginia Heinlein and Michael Flynn. The Heinlein Award was founded by ex-THS board member Dr. Yoji Kondo in 2003 with the blessing…
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Scholarship Winners for 2013

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.…
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Heinlein Society Announces 2nd Annual Scholarship Program

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…
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