San Diego museum gives $38,500 in scholarships

The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s mission statement is to inspire young people to tackle the challenges of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics academic disciplines and to make a difference in the world through an innovative, adventurous spirit. To further this goal, the museum and Convair Alumni Association has selected 12 students to receive a total of $38,500 in scholarships.

The scholarships are given annually on behalf of five museum administered scholarship funds: San Diego Air & Space Museum, Bill Gibbs, Jennings Kelly Scarborough, R.A. Rearwin and the Convair Alumni Association. To date, 255 San Diego County high school graduating seniors have been awarded a total of $710,500.

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

Bill Gibbs Scholar: $2,500

  • Jacob Todd, Scripps Ranch High School will be studying Astrophysics at UC Los Angeles

Scarborough Scholar: $2,000

  • Sierra ter Veer, University City High School will be studying Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University

San Diego Air & Space Museum Engineering Scholar: $2,500

  • Kyle West, Mt. Carmel High School in Poway will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Embry Riddle in Arizona

Rearwin Scholars: $2,500 X 3 scholars = $7,500

  • Isaac Myres, Granite Hills High School in Grossmont will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo
  • Emily Prigmore, Escondido Charter High School will be studying Electrical Engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo
  • Grace Young, La Jolla High School will be studying Electrical Engineering at Stanford University

Convair Alumni Association Scholars: $4,000 X 6 scholars = $24,000

  • Dylan Williams, Grossmont Union High School will be studying Computer Science at Brigham Young University in Provo
  • Benjamin Wade, Mt. Carmel High School in Poway will be studying Computer Engineering at Cal Tech in Pasadena
  • Connor Whalen, Saint Augustine High School in San Diego will be studying Biological Sciences at UC Santa Cruz
  • Catherine Hartmeier, Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego will be studying Computer Sciences at UC Irvine
  • Jason Hunyar, Granite Hills High School in Grossmont will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
  • Morgan Rabe, Clairemont High School will be studying at Webster University in St. Louis

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

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