The Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship Foundation Announces The Chilean Recipients Of The Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship 2020

The Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship Foundation Announces The Chilean Recipients Of The Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship 2020

The Astronaut Al Worden ‘Endeavour’ Scholarship will send four students and one educator from Chile to Space Camp in the United States.

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The Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship Foundation and Kallman Worldwide, in association with Chilean partners - the U.S. Embassy and Arturo Merino Benitez Foundation (AMBF) - are pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 Al Worden Endeavour scholarship recipients. Partners selected four students and one educator to form the ‘2020 Mission #3 – Chile’ team. The selected students demonstrated drive, determination and a desire to further their studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics along with a passion to contribute to that body of knowledge and pursue careers as engineers and explorers.

The scholarship, named for the late Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Colonel Al Worden and the Endeavour spacecraft, provides for an all-expense paid, week-long, hands-on astronaut training experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Centre’s renowned Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.

As one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, Worden was a role model for career engineers. In the decades following his historic 1971 flight, he shared his passion for exploration and innovation to tens of thousands of followers. In particular, he was an active global advocate for the future engineering workforce, across all disciplines.

The Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, supported by sponsors, donors and partners around the world and backed by Kallman Worldwide’s USA Partnership Pavilions. The merit-based awards are determined by the Foundation’s in-country partners.

“Since its creation, it has been the Endeavour Scholarship’s and Al Worden’s vision that the program unites young students and teachers from across the globe and inspires them to further their education in the sciences”, said Tom Kallman, President and CEO of Kallman Worldwide. “I am excited to welcome the Chile Crew as they now join 11 students and teachers from Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, set to attend Space Camp.”

Alvaro Aguirre, General Manager of the Arturo Merino Benitez Foundation (AMBF) and Endeavor Scholarship partner added, “We are proud that the foundation group of schools were given the opportunity to participate in this year’s award. Academically the Arturo Merino Benitez Foundation schools offer a variety of courses focusing on science and technology. After hard deliberation we have selected two students from our group of high achievers whom we feel will benefit the most from the Endeavour Foundation Scholarship and unique training it has to offer. This is a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students that will help guide their professional future”.

The winning ‘Endeavour Mission #3 – Chile’ crew members are:
STUDENT WINNERS ( pictured L to R by row)
Valentina Trecaman Niklitschek, 16, Colegio Alborada
Felipe Joaquin Galaz Jara, 16, Colegio Tantauco El Bosque
Manu Pardo Rivas, 17, Colegio Oratorio Don Bosco
Tomas Alberto Meier-Aparicio, 16, Colegio Nuestra Señora de Loreto

Fabiola Salinas Diaz, Science Teacher, Colegio Alberto Hurtado


Inspired by its namesake, the Command Module Pilot of Apollo 15, the Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship sends select international students and educators to attend America’s premier space education camp; the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp, located in Huntsville, AL. As the organizer of the USA Partnership Pavilion at the world’s great air shows for more than three decades, Kallman Worldwide coordinates this international effort with the support of industry, government and STEM education partners around the world. For more information visit

Established in 1963, Kallman Worldwide creates unique opportunities for U.S. companies to build business relationships around the world by maximizing their impact at international trade shows. The company recognizes the success of the events it represents — some for more than two decades — reflects each host country’s pride in welcoming exhibitors and partners year after year, and in appreciation, Kallman gives back.

Nation-to-nation as a grateful representative of the United States of America, and people-to-people as a responsible global citizen, the company works with local institutions that further industry's ambitions, and service organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in event communities. Notable initiatives include support for the Corporation of Friends of the Roberto del Rio Hospital (COAR) home in Santiago, Chile, a residential care facility serving children undergoing cancer treatments and their
families; presentation of significant historic artifacts to national collections in the Middle East and Europe, and most recently the establishment of the Astronaut Al Worden “Endeavour” Scholarship Foundation, which pays expenses for select students and teachers to spend a week pursuing their dreams at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.

The company is a strategic partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a proud recipient of the President’s “E” Award for its role in helping to increase U.S. exports. Kallman Worldwide is headquartered in Waldwick, N.J., and staffs a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile. For more information visit

The Arturo Merino Benitez Foundation (AMBF) is a non-profit educational organization that currently runs and supports the Tantauco El Bosque and Nuestra Señora de Loreto schools. The foundation promotes a comprehensive education for all students, focused on improving academic skills and Christian values. It was founded in 1993 to provide education for the children of Chilean Air Force personnel. Today the foundation schools have expanded and receive boys and girls from civilian families who share the values and principles of a military institution. The two schools, Tantauco El Bosque and Nuestra Señora de Loreto, are noted for their high levels of education, strong moral values and pastoral care. The name of “Arturo Merino Benitez Foundation” is on behalf of the pioneer and precursor of Chilean military aviation, Commodore Arturo Merino Benítez.

For Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship and Kallman Worldwide
Philippa Ewart
Marketing & Communications – Special Projects
+44 (0) 7730 817 825

María Fernanda Ossa
Marketing Manager Kallman Latin America
+56 2 2306 5813