Scholarship Winners for 2013

Heinlein Society Scholarship ProgramWe’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.

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