Chincoteague Bay Field Station is honored to be surrounded by such supportive and innovative partners. Last week the NASA Wallops Flight Facility's AFGE Union joined us for lunch and presented CBFS with a generous contribution to our Kids to Camp Scholarship as well as our first designated funds for an Undergraduate Research Scholarship. It's more than just being next door neighbors, though, that inspired this gesture. Ben Robbins, Vice President of the local AFGE says, "we understand the value of educational investment at the earliest opportunity, as well as independent research. In addition to representing these [NASA] employees, our mission also includes advocating the interests of the families and communities of these employees. We are actually part of a bigger movement that strives daily to make our communities better for all people. The funding of the CBFS’ worthy causes is one example of that. With our support, the students we are helping now may become researchers and learners for NASA or other Federal agencies one day."
Notifications about our 2017 Kids to Camp Scholarships will be in inboxes very soon! Keep an eye out for an official announcement regarding the new Undergraduate Research Scholarships availability.
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