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Scholarship contest for Girls Science Academy camp now open

May 6, 2009

Source: Jennifer Cunningham
Job Title: Communications & Public Relations Manager
Phone: (269) 382-6555 x 124
Email: jcunningham@airzoo.org

KALAMAZOO, Mich.-From hands-on fun and experiments to speaking one-on-one with accomplished woman scientists and aviators, the Air Zoo's Girls Science Academy camp is set to be an exciting educational program. And thanks to 5/3 Bank, scholarships will be available to girls who might not have been able to afford the camp.

"The Air Zoo and 5/3 Bank understand the financial stress that many families are going through right now," says Cindy Scheuer, curator of education and public programming at the Air Zoo, "We want girls to be able to come out, have fun and learn about all the fantastic things they can do with a career in science or aviation. We want to thank 5/3 for this scholarship that will hopefully help girls reach their dreams."

The Girls Science Academy is a day camp that will run August 24-28 and is open to young girls ages 9 to 14. To apply for one of the 15 scholarships, girls must write a 500-word essay explaining why they are applying for a scholarship to the Girls Academy and discuss past experiences that have lead to their interest in aviation, science and technology. They should also talk about what they expect from this adventure, how will they will use and share their Academy experiences with others and how they heard about the Academy. Essays should be received no later than Wednesday, July 15, 2009 (note the extended deadline) to be considered.

Essays should be sent to:
Air Zoo Scholarship Essay Contest
ATTN: Cindy Scheuer
6151 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

Other Air Zoo camps that will be offered this year include:

Junior Flyers Camp
Ages 4-5
Cadet Camp
Entering Grades 1-3
High Flying Camp
Entering Grades 4-5
Astronaut Camp
Entering Grades 4-5
Disc Golf Camp
Entering Grades 4-9
Rocketry Camp
Entering Grades 6-8
Control-Line Aircraft Camp
Entering Grades 7-8
ACE (Aviation Career Education) Camp
Entering Grades 9-12

Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Participants in full day camps will also receive lunch at the Kitty Hawk Caf . Extended Hours are available for all camps except Junior Flyers and Cadet Camps and are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is an additional charge for extended hours. To register for a camp, please call the Air Zoo at 269.382.6555.

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