Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

October 2, 2008
Contact: Christy Bertolino, (806) 374-8994

Senator Seliger Announces Start of 2008-2009 High School Aerospace Scholars

AMARILLO, Texas -- State Senator Kel Seliger is pleased to announce the launch of this year's High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program. This scholarship program will enable selected Texas students to explore and become a part of NASA's plan for space exploration, which will send humans back to the moon, then on to Mars and beyond.

After they utilize their math and science skills to complete 10 web-based assignments during school year, they will travel to Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston during the summer and use those same skills to help investigate options for sending humans to Mars along side their peers and real NASA scientists and engineers.

Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria:

The state of Texas, in partnership with JSC and the Texas educational community, developed High School Aerospace Scholars in 1999 to encourage more students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Additional partners include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, University of Houston System, and Rotary NASA. More than 2,000 students from across Texas have participated in the program.

High school juniors interested in applying for the 2008-2009 program should visit the Web at: