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Review for Hamilton Planetarium Scholarship Fund Inc., Staten Island, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This fund is the result of a single person leaving a sizable bequest for a narrow niche of students, those wishing to pursue a career in the field of planetarium education. This is the only scholarship fund available for this specific purpose, so it serves a vital need. It is thusly the only scholarship directed exclusively to help prepare those who will educate both public and school students (preschool - college) for the space age disciplines of space science and astronomy. The fund has no expenses besides the actual scholarships (and a few legal charges and fees for required reporting). The administration of the fund and scholarship review are all done on a volunteer basis. The income for the scholarships is derived exclusively from the interest, dividends and capital gains earned by the fund; the principal is preserved.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Hamilton Planetarium Scholarship Fund Inc., Staten Island, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This fund is the only such source of scholarships in what is a small but highly visible field. Scholarship recipients who secure jobs in the planetarium field may be the primary local source for credible information on events in space science and astronomy, the go-to person for local media.
The fund has an all volunteer board, no expenses beyond an annual audit and required document fees, and all scholarships grants are derived from the interest, dividends, and capital appreciation of the assets held in the fund. The principal remains untouched.

Role:  Board Member