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Early Achievement Award

The Early Achievement Award recognizes an individual early in his or her career who has made an outstanding achievement in the art and science of navigation. Eligibility Individuals who have made a significant achievement (35 years or younger in the year of the achievement). Nominations Nominations for this award may be submitted by anyone, but all nominations must be in conformance with ION nomination standards. Recipients need not be members. Those received in correct form by October 15 will be considered.

Johannes Kepler Award

Purpose: To honor an individual during their lifetime for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation. Eligibility: A recipient must be a current member of the ION. Membership must have been established at least two years prior to nomination. Companies, Agencies, Educational Institutions, Associations, Groups of Individuals and previous Kepler Award recipients are not eligible for consideration. The Award shall be given, at most, once each year. It shall be given only in those years in which an outstanding contribution is considered worthy of such recognition. Nominations: Nominations for the award may be submitted by anyone, but all nominations must conform to the nomination guidelines by submitting (1) a completed nomination form located on the ION

Colonel Thomas L. Thurlow Award

The Colonel Thomas L. Thurlow Award is given in memory of Colonel Thomas L. Thurlow, U.S. Army Corps, a brilliant engineer, skillful pilot, and able officer who contributed significantly to the development and testing of navigation equipment and the training of navigators and pilots. He met an untimely death while flight testing a new compass in 1944. In the field of art and science navigation.

Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award

The Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award is given in memory of Dr. Samuel M. Burka, a dedicated public servant who devoted a long and distinguished career to the research and development of air navigation equipment and reviewing technical material for official publications. He retired from public service in 1958 and died several months later.

Early Achievement Award

The Early Achievement Award recognizes an individual early in his or her career who has made an outstanding achievement in the art and science of navigation. Eligibility Individuals who have made a significant achievement (35 years or younger in the year of the achievement). Nominations Nominations for this award may be submitted by anyone, but all nominations must be in conformance with ION nomination standards. Recipients need not be members. Those received in correct form by October 15 will be considered.

Norman P. Hays Award

The Norman P. Hays Award is given in memory of Norman P. Hays, an outstanding navigator, able engineer, and competent manager, who, after a distinguished career as an operational Air Force officer, demonstrated unusual ability as an executive in industry. His managerial career came to an untimely end with his accidental death on July 4, 1965. In the field of art and science navigation.

SSPI Scholarship Program

The SSPI Scholarship Program assists deserving high school and university graduates with meeting the high costs of undergraduate and post-graduate study in satellite-related disciplines. Through the generosity of Scholarship Sponsors, SSPI provides scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $3,500 to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students from locations around the world.Applicants must be current high school seniors, college or university undergraduate students or graduate students who are studying or intend to study satellite-related technologies, policies or applications. Successful scholarship applications have been received from students pursuing studies in these areas related to telecommunications, remote sensing, imaging, space law, business, distance learning, meteorology, energy, navigation, business, government, and broadcasting.Qualifications * Commitment to pursue education and career opportunities in the satellite industry or a field making direct use of satellite technology * Academic and leadership achievement * Potential for significant contribution to the satellite communications industry * A scientific, engineering, research, business or creative submission meeting high standards * Must be matriculated or accepted in an accredited college or university program at the time of the scholarship issuance.General scholarship requirements are: * Must be an SSPI Member to apply (Membership is free for fulltime students). * Must be pursuing studies related to satellites or the satellite communications industry. * Most scholarships give consideration for financial need.

Captain P.V.H. Weems Award

The Captain P.V.H. Weems Award is given in memory of Captain Philip Van Horn Weems, U.S. Navy, a principal co-founder of the ION and an outstanding navigator and inventor whose methods and inventions had a major influence on both the U.S. Air Force and Navy. He is attributed with having patented the first method of performing navigation in space. In the field of art and science navigation.

Superior Achievement Award

The Superior Achievement Award recognizes individuals who are practicing navigators and have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of navigation.

Tycho Brahe Award

The Tycho Brahe Award is given in memory of Mary Tornich Janislawski, developer of the Mark II Plotter, a charter member of the ION, the first woman to have received an ION Annual Award, a civilian aviation instructor, a teacher at the University of California at Berkley and Stanford and a respected author. This award has been generously endowed by Col. Leonard Sugerman (USAF, Ret.), a past president of the Institute of Navigation (1970

ION Section Sponsored Scholarship Plans - Southern California

Sponsors an annual $2,500 scholarship award. For students in the field of art and science navigation. Visit section webpage: http://www.ion.org/sections/southcalifornia.cfm

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