Winners of the Heinlein Society’s annual undergraduate scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year were announced on July 7, 2022, Robert A. Heinlein’s 115th birthday.
This year’s winners are Sera McCarty, Anna Mei Moulene, Jillian Soulvie, and Oliver Tan. The scholarship awards $4,000 to each recipient. Winners were selected from a record 567 applications, including 53 international submissions.
McCarty received the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, which is dedicated to female candidates majoring in engineering, math, or science. Moulene received the Dr. Jerry Pournelle Memorial Scholarship, and Tan received the Dr. Yoji Kondo Memorial Scholarship. Soulvie is the first winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Scholarship.
Other finalists were:
- Gabriel Black
- Thor Gabrielson
- Ember Jones
- Kaitlyn Long
- Danielle Santoro
- Sarah Sasinowska
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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