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Proctor Foundation Announces BIPOC Space Camp Scholarships

Updated: Mar 2, 2023

Via our friends at the Human Space Program blog:

The Proctor Foundation for Art and Science is partnering with Space Camp to provide community college BIPOC students and faculty an annual all-expenses-paid scholarship to Space Camp. The Proctor Foundation’s mission is to encourage black, indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC) who are majoring in arts and humanities to consider using their knowledge and skills in careers that advance human spaceflight.

Dr. Sian Proctor was the first African American woman to pilot a spacecraft when she flew the Inspiration4 Mission in 2021, and this scholarship is a fantastic celebration of Black History. At ARES Learning we believe space is for all humanity, and appload this inclusive effort to reach out to people historically underrepresented in the aerospace industry. We also appreciate the focus on the application of the humanities in space. We believe art, literature, philosophy, and the social sciences are critical to growth of the space economy and to humanity's rapidly approaching multiplanet future.

Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.

Educators, sign up for online professional development based on the book and curriculum. And be sure to register for the FREE online Space Education Summit on April 21, 2023.

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