This scholarship program was created to support continuing education for teachers. Funding was provided by a generous donation made by John F. Bookout, Jr.
The scholarships are for a five-week online course "Earth and Space Science Course" offered by the American College of Education to teach earth and space science to high school teachers across the U.S. The online program began March 2012.
The course was co-developed by Higher Ed Holdings and Dr. Rebecca Dodge, Midwestern State University Department of Geosciences in late 2010 – early 2011.