Release Date: April 12, 2010
ASU Mathematics Student Awarded National Space Scholarship
Angelo State University mathematics major Emily Hendryx has been awarded a prestigious national Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship by the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) for the 2010-11 academic year.
A junior from Alpine, Hendryx will receive $1,000 from the TSGC. Only about 30 students from Texas institutions receive the scholarships each year. This is the third consecutive year that an ASU math major has been a scholarship recipient.
The scholarships recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics which will ultimately lead to careers in space-related fields. They also stress excellence in academics, participation in space education projects, participation in research projects and exhibited leadership qualities.
The scholarship program was established by the TSGC and the Aviation and Space Foundation of Texas in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in memory of the seven Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts who were killed during shuttle re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003.