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Accomplishments for 2010

ASMDA continues to prosper and providing Space Camp scholarships, academic scholarships, and support to several key events.  Below are some of the accomplishments your organizations achieved in 2010:

  • Provided 16 full scholarships (an entire Space Camp Team) for 9-11 year olds to attend the 4–10 July 2010 USS&RC Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  This year’s winners included children from Huntsville, Colorado Springs, Omaha, Kwajalein Atoll, and Alaska.
  • Awarded six $4,000 academic scholarships from the ASMDA “Loretta Spencer” College and University Scholarship program on 17 August 2010 as part of the Space and Missile Defense Conference. Ms. Loretta Spencer presented the scholarships to the winners:
  • Paul Bisso, Masters in Physics, University of Alabama
  • Amber Kaderbek, Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama
  • Jesus Ortega Mares, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama
  • Christopher Peterson, Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University
  • Christopher Romanczuk, Chemical/Bio-molecular Engineering, Rice University
  • Robert Woods, Chemistry, Auburn University
  • Awarded four $1,000 academic scholarships from the ASMDA “Loretta Spencer” College and University Scholarship program to the Calhoun Scholarship Foundation to encourage students in the initial two years of college to pursue engineering, science, and math degrees.
  • Awarded $15,100 in Youth Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Grants to include USS&RC Roadshow 2010 ($2,500), Sci-Quest Expanding Your Horizons ($2,500), Junior Achievement Young Minds at Work ($3,000), Girls Inc. Operation Smart ($2,500), JETS TEAMS Competition ($3,100), and Grissom HS Math Competition ($2,000).
  • Presented twelve Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement and Service Excellence Awards for both Government and contractor employees year in recognition of exceptional achievement in the development, test, and deployment of air, space, and missile defense systems:
  • 2009 ASMDA President’s Special Achievement Award
  • 2009 Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement Award – Government
  • 2009 Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement Award – Contractor
  • 2009 Space and Missile Defense Service Excellence Award – Government
  • 2009 Space and Missile Defense Service Excellence Award – Contractor
  • Co-sponsored (with NDIA and UAH) the tenth annual Adventures in Engineering Day, 29 September. Over 300 regional high school juniors interested in math, science, and engineering were provided insights into exciting North Alabama career opportunities.  This day long program included tours, briefings, and hands-on demonstrations at various Redstone Arsenal Agencies.
  • Co-sponsored the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference, VBC, 16-19 August 2010.
  • Supported SMDC/ARSTRAT’s Ball, Army 10 Miler participation, NCO and Soldier of the Year Program, and Annual AUSA Conference.
  • Supported community veteran efforts to include the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation, Blue Star Program, Operation Christmas Bear, Still Serving Veterans, Honor Flight (Tennessee Valley Chapter), Veterans Museum, and Veterans Day Parade local band participation (11 November 2010).

LTG Larry J. Dodgen Scholarship

The Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) announces a new college scholarship program in honor of Lieutenant General Larry Dodgen to commemorate the life, values, career, and commitment to excellence of a great soldier and a dear friend of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Community. This year we will be offering a college scholarship to one deserving student in the Air, Space and Missile Defense community through the Lieutenant General Larry Dodgen Memorial University Scholarship Program. This scholarship will be presented at the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference held at the Von Braun Center during August 8-10, 2017.

The Lieutenant General Larry Dodgen Memorial University Scholarship is available to currently serving Army Active Duty Soldiers, Reserve Soldiers, and National Guard Soldiers currently working for or assigned to SMDC, AMCOM, PEO Missiles and Space, MDA, MSIC, and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The scholarship is also available to these soldiers’ spouses and children. The link below provides information that describes eligibility requirements, application requirements, selection criteria, and the application schedule. Please help get the word out to all soldiers within your organizations by disseminating this information paper and encouraging eligible students to apply. Applications are due not later than July 14, 2017.

ASMDA is looking forward to reviewing many applications (click link for criteria, process and to download the application) while we honor the memory of one of our great soldiers and continue the long Huntsville tradition of supporting the advancement of higher education for our soldiers and their families.  

LTG Dodgen Scholarship Application Process

The 2017 Lieutenant General Larry Dodgen Memorial Scholarship Fund (click this link to download the application and related information) in coordination with the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) will select one college student to receive a $4,000 Scholarship Award. The Award will be made in August 2011 during the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Scholarships are available to: Currently serving Active Duty Soldiers, Reserve Soldiers, and National Guard Soldiers currently working for or assigned to: SMDC, AMCOM, PEO Missiles and Space, MDA, MSIC, and NASA Marshall
    Space Flight Center. Spouses and children of these soldiers are also eligible.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree producing, college-level program in the fall of 2011 at any level (College Freshman through Graduate Studies) at an accredited college or university.
  • Student in good academic standing

Application Procedure:
Provide the following three documents to the Scholarship Committee:

  • A brief (not more than one page) biographical sketch that includes:
    • Full name, address and phone number(s), and email address where you can be contacted
    • How the applicant meets scholarship eligibility requirements above (be specific as to how the applicant meets all the above eligibility criteria; be specific and address each point directly)
    • Awards received
    • Community service involvement
    • Organizations and activities in which the student is actively involved
    • Where financial need exists, please explain in a short paragraph
  • A copy of the student’s latest transcript (official copy from the institution but it does not have to be mailed by the university or high school (in the case of new college freshmen)
  • A one-page essay that describes the student’s area of study and how this will prepare them to be a productive member of society upon graduation

Selection Criteria:

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated leadership and community contributions as evidenced by awards and community and organizational involvement
  • Potential to make a contribution to society upon graduation (based on essay)

Schedule:

  • Return all application materials by July 14, 2017
  • Selection will be made and awardees notified in early July 31, 2017.
  • Award will be made in August and presentations made in conjunction with the Space and Missile Defense Conference the week of August 8-10, 2017.

Application Materials should be mailed or hand-carried to:

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
ASMDA 2017 LTG Larry Dodgen Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee
ATTN: Tom Newberry
5030 Bradford Drive
Building 2, Suite 205
Huntsville, AL 35805

Spencer Scholarship Application Process

The 2017 Mayor Loretta Spencer Scholarship Fund (click link to download application and related information) in coordination with the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) will select five undergraduate or post-graduate students to each receive a $4,000 Scholarship Award ($20,000 in total awards). Awards will be made in August 2016 during the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Scholarships are available to: ASMDA members, corporate members identified as corporate sponsors, and employees of: the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command; PEO Missiles and Space; the Missile and Space Intelligence Center; the Missile Defense Agency; and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Eligibility extends to military and civilian personnel of the above organizations, employees of ASMDA corporate sponsors, and individual AMSDA members. Immediate family members (spouse/children only) in all the previous categories are also eligible.
  • Under-graduate student – Must be a junior or senior in the fall of 2011, currently enrolled in a “hard” science (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or related field) at an accredited college or university
  • Graduate student – pursuing a graduate degree in a “hard” science (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or related field)
  • Student in good academic standing

Application Procedure:
Provide the following three documents to the Scholarship Committee:

  • A brief (not more than one page) biographical sketch that includes:
    • Full name, address and phone number(s) where you can be contacted
    • How the applicant meets scholarship eligibility requirements above (be specific as to how the applicant meets all the above eligibility criteria; be specific and address each point directly)
    • Awards received
    • Community service involvement
    • Organizations and activities in which the student is actively involved
    • Where financial need exists, please explain in a short paragraph
  • A copy of the student’s latest transcript (official copy from the institution but it does not have to be mailed by the university)
  • A one-page essay that describes the student’s area of study and how it relates to air, space and/or missile defense

Selection Criteria:

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements
  • Academic standing and community involvement
  • Potential contribution to air, space and/or missile defense (based on essay)
  • Likelihood that the individual will pursue a career in area(s) directly or indirectly related to air, space and missile defense
  • Financial need

Schedule:

  • Return all application materials by July 14, 2017
  • Selection will be made and awardees notified in early July 31, 2017.
  • Award will be made in August and presentations made in conjunction with the Space and Missile Defense Conference the week of August 8-10, 2017.

Application Materials should be mailed or hand-carried to:

Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
ASMDA 2017 Mayor Loretta Spencer Scholarship Selection Committee
ATTN: Tom Newberry
5030 Bradford Drive
Building 2, Suite 205
Huntsville, AL 35805