Citizens Bank of Kansas to Provide Free Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Feb. 15, 2019 –Citizens Bank of Kansas (CBK) will, for the fourth year in a row, award eight scholarships to area sixth graders to experience a Cosmosphere aerospace camp this summer!

Scholarship winners will attend the Cosmosphere’s Mars Academy camp, a three-day overnight camp during which students build robotic sensor platforms to navigate a Martian landscape, construct a power grid, engineer and program robots, geocache to find their survival needs, and build a Martian habitat.

Available dates for the 2019 Mars Academy camp are June 7-9, June 21-23, June 28-30 (all girls camp), July 12-14, July 19-21, and July 26-28.

To be eligible, students must be entering sixth grade in the fall of 2019 and submit a 100 to 200 word original essay on “Why I want to attend Cosmosphere camp this summer.”  Parental consent is required and essay entries are due April 26. Those interested should email: [email protected] to request a copy of the contest rules and an entry form.  Entry forms and additional information can also be found at CBK branch locations in Augusta, Derby, East Wichita, El Dorado, Kingman, Medicine Lodge, Pretty Prairie, West Wichita and Winfield.

“We love the opportunity that the Cosmosphere camps provide to kids in our area,” said Jane Deterding, Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Kansas.  “Our family has several camp graduates.  I can personally assure any parent that the stories they tell when they return home are priceless!  It’s a terrific opportunity and parents should encourage their child to participate in the essay contest.”  

About Citizens Bank of Kansas

Citizens Bank of Kansas, which has banking facilities throughout south-central Kansas, has a strong tradition of community service. CBK takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations. For more information, visit .

About The Cosmosphere

The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends; a newly renovated Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily.  Visit  for more information.