Awards & Scholarships

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Through the generosity of the Cockrell Foundation, The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to offer the Evelyn Frensley Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Science or Mathematics. The winners of the Excellence in Science or Mathematics Awards and Scholarships are presented at the Excellence in Science Luncheon.

2017 Student Scholarships
Two annual awards of $2,000 go to two high school juniors in the Houston area. Of special interest to the Museum review committee is a description of plans for college and future career and a description of projects or activities that demonstrate ability and interest in science or mathematics.

Download the 2017 student application here.

Please note: only one student nomination per school. The deadline has been extended for all submissions until September 15, 2017.

2017 Educator Awards
In recognition of the fine educators of Houston we also offer the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Award. This award of $2,000 will go to one K-5th grade science or math teacher and one 6th-12th grade science or math teacher who demonstrate significant ability and dedication to teaching in either discipline in the Houston area.

Download the 2017 Teach application here.

The deadline has been extended for all submissions until September 15, 2017.

2016 Awards
The 2016 Excellence in Science or Mathematics Awards and Scholarships were presented to the winners at a special luncheon at the Briar Club on November 9, 2016. The recipients and guests at the luncheon were treated to keynote speaker Captain Scott Kelly, Astronaut. Captain Scott Kelly completed a historic year-long mission aboard International Space Station from March 2015 to March 2016.

The winners of the 2016 Evelyn Frensley Scholarships for Outstanding Achievement in Science or Mathematics are:

Zachary May
Deer Park High School

Rahul Yesantharao
Clear Lake High School

The winners of the 2016 Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Awards are:

Meghan Murphy
The Rice School/ La Escuela Rice

Stephanie Toro
Kinkaid Middle School

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