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Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship

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2006 scholarship winner Elliot Codd
Alex Higgins at Space Camp

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Space Camp Scholarship. You can find a copy of the application here. Applications must be sent by email, dropped off (by 4 P.M.) or postmarked by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017.

The Space Camp Scholarship program honors the life of Alex Higgins by providing New Hampshire children the opportunity to attend Space Camp. “Alex was the most wonderful son that a father could have, full of life and filled with good will toward his fellow human beings,” said Paul Higgins of Bedford. In 1994, Paul and his son Alex attended the parent/child program at U.S. Space Camp in Florida. The program allows other children to enjoy the same excitement and wonder of the space program that Alex had during his Space Camp experience.

Every year three talented New Hampshire students between the ages of 9 and 18 are chosen by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center as winners of the Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship. This scholarship covers the cost of tuition to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. Just like in the Apollo Program which took us to the Moon, three "primary crew" and three "backup crew" members are chosen every year. If, for some reason, a primary crew member is not able to accept their scholarship, it would then be passed to one of the backup crew members.

Each applicant must be a resident of the State of New Hampshire and be between the ages of 9 and 18. Recipients are selected on the basis of essays, report cards and recommendations. The Alex Higgins Scholarship Fund covers the full cost of tuition but does NOT cover transportation to Alabama.

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