Students interested in working in the planetarium field should be made aware of the availability of generous scholarships. Past awards have been made to students in New York, Texas, Indiana, and elsewhere. Amounts have ranged from $500 to $5.000 per semester plus a selection of books on astronomical topics suitable as references when writing planetarium shows.
Awards are based on answers to the two-page application, recent transcripts, and recommendations. They are potentially renewable based on satisfactory academic progress.
Please inform interested students about this opportunity. Further information and the application may be found at the official website
The Hamilton Planetarium Scholarship Fund was incorporated in the State of New York on October 15, 2010. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students interested in gaining employment in the planetarium field as professionals. These scholarships are open to all United States citizens or legal residents attending accredited educational institutions in the United States or possessions.
The goal of the Fund is to increase professional preparation for those entering the planetarium field, to enhance its status with the general public, and to increase respect among all those working anywhere in astronomy.