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 & Convair Alumni Association has selected 12 students in the San Diego region 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 talented 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."
"Every year we interview so many outstanding students," said Charles Pinney, member of the Endowment Board. "Their accomplishments are unbelievable." Jim Kidrick, Museum President commented, "These scholarship programs exemplify our intent to aid deserving students wanting to advance their education - our entire mission is really all about inspiring our next greatest generations to excel in their lives."
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
Sierra ter Veer, Jennings Kelly Scarborough scholar
Kyle West, San Diego Air & Space Museum Engineering scholar
Emily Prigmore, Rearwin scholar, Grace Young, Rearwin scholar
Catherine Hartmeier, CAA scholar, Connor Whalen, CAA scholar, Dylan Williams, CAA scholar