Mar 09

Space Camp Deadline 03/16

SPACE CAMP (July 8-13 in Huntsville, Alabama)

Two current 6th or 7th grade students and one middle school teacher from Suffolk Public Schools will be selected for Space Camp 2018, free of charge thanks to the Northrop Grumman Foundation.

To apply, please download, print, and fill out the application, completing all parts, and the free response portion.

Submissions must be postmarked or delivered by March 16, 2018. A selection panel will read the free response answers and make the final determination of candidates. Alternates for each category may be selected. Student and teacher criteria are listed below.

Student Criteria (per the Northrop Grumman Foundation)

  • Students entering 7th or 8th grade at a Suffolk school this fall and between the ages of 12 and 14 years old at the time they attend Space Camp
  • Looking for ‘C’ or better students with the potential of being a high achiever – and just needs a little push or motivation to excel, but all students with interest are encouraged to apply.
  • Student displays some interest in space and has the social maturity to be away from home and interacting with others at Space Camp
  • Parents are willing to let their child participate in the program and sign the necessary medical permission form
  • Participant cannot be an immediate family member of a Northrop Grumman employee
  • Students may not travel alone from any location.  They must be paired with a teacher or another student.

Teacher Criteria:

  • Educator must be public school middle school (grades 6-8) science, technology, or gifted resource fields
  • Educator must be willing to bring what they learn back to their classroom to excite students about space, science, engineering and / or emerging technologies
  • Any educators who participated in a previously-sponsored Space Camp attendee are not eligible for a Space Camp scholarship
  • Educator must be willing to travel with students
  • Participant cannot be an immediate family member of a Northrop Grumman employee

Parents can find more information about Space camp at the website

Student application space camp 2018

Teacher application space camp 2018