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Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship Application Open at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Concord, NH--Applications for the 2019 round of Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarships are now available on the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s website, www.starhop.com and at the Discovery Center Reception Desk; applications are due to the Discovery Center Monday, March 4, 2019. This competitive program is open to all New Hampshire residents ages 9 – 18, and covers full tuition, room and board at the U.S. Space and Rocketry Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Transportation to Huntsville is not included.


The Space Camp Scholarship program is a joint initiative of the Discovery Center, the family of Alex Higgins and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  Created in memory of Alex Higgins, a young man from Bedford NH who thoroughly enjoyed his experience at Space Camp, the program offers a potentially life-changing opportunity for young Granite Staters. Since its inception, the Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship program has sent 56 New Hampshire youth to simulated astronaut or pilot training at the U.S. Space and Rocketry Camp; three additional applicants will be selected this year.


The application and more information can be found at https://www.starhop.com/alex-higgins-space-camp-scholarship and are due by March 4, 2019. Applications can be submitted by one of the following methods:

  1. Email your application to hr@starhop.com. Use “Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship” as the subject of your message.
  2. Mail your application to:

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Attn: 2019 Alex Higgins Space Camp Scholarship

2 Institute Drive

Concord, NH 03301

  1. Drop off your application at the Discovery Center (see starhop.com/hours-cost-parking for hours).

Applicants will be notified of award status by April 5, 2019. Families of applicants who are awarded scholarships, back-up status, and honorable mention are invited to be guests at Aerospacefest 2019 on Saturday, May 4 to honor them in an award ceremony at 2 PM.


About McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center features 21st century interactive exhibits on aviation, astronomy, Earth and space sciences, a full-dome planetarium and a variety of science, technology, and engineering and mathematics programs. For more information on the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, visit starhop.com.