Awards & Scholarships

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Scholarship and Teacher Award Recipients accept their awards with the president of the Houston Museum of Natural Science president and reid ryan of the houston astros

Scholarship and Teaching Award Recipients with Excellence in Science Luncheon guest speaker and HMNS president From left to right, Alex Jones, Emily Marshburn, Reid Ryan, Edward Li, Joel Bartsch and Debbie Harris

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.

The deadline for 2019 Student Scholarships and Teacher Awards applications has been extended to September 13, 2019.


2019 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.

The deadline for all submissions has been extended to September 13, 2019.

Download Student Scholarship Application.


2019 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.

The deadline for all submissions has been extended to September 13, 2019.

Download Teacher Award Application.


The winners of the 2018 Evelyn Frensley Scholarships for Outstanding Achievement in Science or Mathematics are:

Emily Marshburn
Stratford High School

Edward Li
Clear Lake High School


The winners of the 2018 Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Awards are:

Debbie Harris
St. Francis Episcopal School

Alex Jones
Horn Elementary

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