The Astronaut Al Worden "Endeavour" Scholarship is an international education initiative to encourage young people to pursue careers as engineers and explorers.

Named for Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret. and his spacecraft, the Endeavour Scholarship pays all expenses for a week-long, hands-on astronaut training experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s renowned Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. It is administered by Kallman Worldwide as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and is funded by proceeds from every Kallman USA Partnership Pavilion at leading aerospace and defense exhibitions around the world, plus sponsors, donors and partners.

For more than 30 years, Kallman Worldwide has addressed corporate social responsibility (CSR) head-on with meaningful advocacy and outreach programs on virtually every continent. From Chile to Dubai, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, we appreciate that international business is built on the same trust that leads to relationships and lasting friendships. Kallman’s CSR activities such as the Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship are one way we support our global friends and demonstrate our sincere desire to make the world a better place.

 

THE MISSION BEGINS

As one of only 24 people to have flown from Earth to the Moon and back, Al Worden is a role model for career engineers.

In the decades following his historic 1971 flight, he has applied his business acumen, technical talents and passion for innovation to a wide range of interests in industry, academia and public service. In particular, he is an active advocate for the future engineering workforce — in all disciplines — and the communities in which they live and work around the world.

 

In 2013, Kallman Worldwide and Col. Worden embarked on a global goodwill mission to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education as the foundation for careers in exploration.

Capitalizing on Kallman's connection to the world’s most important aerospace and defense events, Worden has effectively served as an “ambassador” for U.S. industry and an advocate for the next generation of engineers. In addition to appearances at shows on-site, Worden visited local schools and universities to talk with students of all ages, sharing his “STEM to Space” life story to inspire theirs.

 

THE MISSION CONTINUES

Informed now by these experiences and heartened by the relationships Kallman and Worden have cultivated around the world together, the Astronaut Al Worden “Endeavour” Scholarship passes the torch to help light the way for students from international airshow communities to pursue their dreams and contribute more purposefully to man’s future on Earth and in the universe.

 

The stars who will fly us to Mars

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by our international partners and recognized at major international airshows including the Australian International Airshow (Avalon), Bahrain Airshow, Dubai Airshow, Farnborough International Airshow, the Chilean Air Show (FIDAE), Japan Aerospace, MSPO, Paris Air Show and the Singapore Airshow.

 

Participating Countries

 

UAE

United Arab Emirates
Dubai AirShow 2019

Singapore

Singapore
Singapore AirShow 2020

Chile

Chile
FIDAE 2020

UK

United Kingdom
farnborough Airshow 2020

Poland

Poland
MSPO 2020

Bahrain

Bahrain
Bahrain Int'l Airshow 2020

Australia

Australia
avalon 2021

Japan

Japan
Japan Aerospace 2021

France

France
Paris Air Show 2021

See Our International Partners

 
The Space Camp experience bonds like-minded space explorers through their training, missions and team experience. Creating lasting relationships among nations is key to living and working in space and to accomplishing mankind’s next giant leap forward. In that same spirit, the Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship heightens connections around the globe to achieve success in space for years to come.

 

- Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Current events, including the 50th Anniversary in 2019 of man’s first steps on the Moon and the successful flight of UAE’s first astronaut in space, Hazzaa al-Mansoori, provide a unique opportunity to reflect on the positive impact space programs have had on society, and re-emphasize the need for continued support of public and private initiatives dedicated to aerospace exploration and commerce. Nation-to-nation, in partnership with international air show community leaders, industry partners in the United States and Space Camp, the world’s premiere astronaut training experience, we’re proud to present the Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship to honor the past and inspire the future of space exploration.

 

- Tom Kallman, President and CEO, Kallman Worldwide Inc.

As a lifelong advocate for education and exploration, I am deeply honored and excited to lend my name and experience to this international Space Camp program. When you consider the decades of rigor and discipline it’s going to take to successfully put people from Earth on Mars, and that getting to Mars is just one of the countless engineering challenges we face on our own planet today, we need to pick up the pace. The pipeline for STEM talent can handle a lot more volume, and Space Camp is a proven connection.

 

- Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret., Command Module Pilot Apollo 15