Winners of the Heinlein Society’s annual undergraduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year were announced July 7, 2021. This year’s winners are Mandisa Keswa, Alexandra Ouimet, and LeAnn Rhodes. The scholarship awards $2,500 to each recipient. Winners were selected from a record 383 applications, including 23 international submissions.
Keswa received the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, which is dedicated to female candidates majoring in engineering, math, or science. Ouimet received the Dr. Jerry Pournelle Memorial Scholarship, and Rhodes received the Dr. Yoji Kondo Memorial Scholarship.
Other top ten finalists were:
- Alexis Kaiser
- Audrey Lacey
- Carver Freeburg
- Casey Barbier
- Jane Hancock
- Josephine Maier
- Nadège Oger
The scholarship contest is open to residents of any country who are enrolled as full-time students at an accredited four-year university and majoring in math, engineering, the physical sciences, or science fiction as literature. Applicants must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on one of the provided topics.
For guidelines and more information, visit The Heinlein Society website.
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