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Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp Scholarship

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Scholarship Recipients Attend Space Camp

The 2014 recipients of the Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp Scholarship successfully completed Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama this summer. Students receiving this year’s scholarships represent the best and brightest and came from across the world as well as the service branches.

Click below to read about one of last year’s star students
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The MCEC Board of Directors established the Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp Scholarship in 2001. The scholarship gives military-connected children the opportunity to have a week-long experience bringing together the worlds of science, service and learning. It was created in memory of 11 year-old Bernard Curtis Brown II who died tragically on September 11, 2001, when the hijacked airliner on which he was a passenger crashed into the Pentagon.

Each year since that tragic event, the Military Child Education Coalition has sent select students to Space Camp where military-connected children experience science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in action. These programs were inspired by Dr. Wernher Von Braun, a rocket scientist who played a key role in sending astronauts to the moon. We are honored to be able to extend these programs to military-connected children in memory of Bernard Curtis Brown II.

The Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp scholarship is funded by the MCEC. The scholarship covers full tuition to include:

  • Round trip transportation (from student’s home base to Space Camp)
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Program Materials

Eligibility Requirements

Student applicant must first meet the requirements below:

  • The child of a Military Member on Active Duty or Mobilized Guard or Reserves, Post 9/11 Veteran; OR
  • The child of a Military Member who died while serving on Active Duty or Mobilized Guard or
    Reserve Status; AND
  • Enrolled in grades 6 through 9

To Apply

Each STUDENT applicant must:

  • Submit a hand-written essay (written by the student) which includes: why he or she should be selected, evidence of patriotism, future goals, community service, and “after camp” intentions
  • Submit two letters of recommendation with contact information (non-family members only)
  • Complete and submit the official application below, postmarked no later than the deadline of MARCH 10
    Click here to download the application.


Recipients of Space Camp Scholarship

A representative from the MCEC will contact those selected by phone; those not selected will also receive a letter.

The recipients of the Bernard Curtis Brown II Space Camp Scholarship will be announced at the Annual Military Child Education Coalition Conference each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The recipients will be notified by phone and those that are not selected will receive a letter in the mail
  • The recipients are notified by the middle of May
  • The student gets to pick when they would like to go and they have 1 year to use the scholarship
  • We send students from all over the world
  • We send up to 15 students a year
  • The camp we use is in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Military Child Education Coalition pays for the airline's unaccompanied minor fee, so the student is not flying alone
  • All correspondence about the camp will be through Military Child Education Coalition