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.
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.
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.
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