San Diego Museum awards scholarships

The San Diego Air & Space Museum and the Convair Alumni Association recently awarded 13 scholarships to 13 students.

The scholarships are given annually on behalf of three Museum-administered scholarship funds: Bill Gibbs, R.A. “Ken” Rearwin and the Convair Alumni Association. To date, 245 students have been awarded $672,000.

“I’m very proud there are many students studying math and science,” said Donna Lilly, president of the endowment board at the museum. “The U.S. really needs to keep up with the global market for math and science in the field of technology.”

“Every year we interview so many outstanding students,” said Charles Pinney, member of the endowment board. “Their accomplishments are unbelievable.”

Bill Gibbs Endowment Scholars 2013 are Jordan Skaar, Mt. Carmel High School, Field of Study: Aerospace Engineer; Matt Barnett, The Winston School; Field of Study: Aerospace Engineer; Michael Cox, Coronado High School; Field of Study: Astrophysics; and Elliott Greb, Valley Center High School; Field of Study: Mechanical Engineer.

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From L to R: Elliott Greb, Matt Barnett, Michael Cox and Jordan Skaar

R.A. Rearwin Endowment Scholars 2013 are Adin Herzog, La Jolla Country Day School; Field of Study: Aeronautical Science; Matt Freese, Mission Hills High School, San Marcos Unified; Field of Study: Aeronautical Engineer; and Hannah Elliott, Julian High School; Field of Study: Aeronautical Science.

From L to R: Matthew Freese , Adin Herzog and Hanah Elliott

From L to R: Matthew Freese , Adin Herzog and Hanah Elliott

Convair Alumni Association Endowment Scholars 2013 are Tessa Adler, Point Loma High School; Field of Study: Chemical Engineer; Anya Egense, Rancho Bernardo High School; Field of Study: Music and Neuroscience; Caroline Boldt, The Bishop’s School; Field of Study: College of Arts and Sciences; Dana Christensen, Clairemont High School; Field of Study: Social Sciences; Alexis Isaac, San Diego High School; Field of Study: Human Biology and Pre-Medicine; Weston Braun, San Dieguito Academy; Field of Study: Electrical Engineer.

From L to R: Anya Egense, Weston Braun, Dana Christensen, Caroline Boldt, Tessa Adler and Alexis Isaac

From L to R: Anya Egense, Weston Braun, Dana Christensen, Caroline Boldt, Tessa Adler and Alexis Isaac

Each of the scholars submitted an extensive application listing academic achievement, extracurricular and/or community service activities, teacher recommendations, and an essay. They then were interviewed by a panel of judges to determine the final winners.

For more information: SanDiegoAirAndSpace.org

Comments

  1. Morton C. Jorgensen M.D, says

    As an insider (Board/Docent) at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, I am extremely proud of these young people. Along with our primary mission – Restoration/Preservation, Presentation, and Education – about aviation history, this is the thing about our Museum of which I am most proud.

    Mort

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