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Citizens Bank of Kansas to Provide Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

For more information: Allison Keith 316.272.5245

Children who are curious about space or who love STEM subjects may have the perfect summer camp opportunity thanks to Citizens Bank of Kansas. This year, CBK again will sponsor an essay contest to send eight lucky students to Cosmosphere Camp!

Scholarship winners will attend the Cosmosphere’s Mars Academy Camp, a five-day/four-night overnight camp where students will build a habitat for another world, overcome the challenges of gathering resources necessary for life, and learn new robotics skills. Camp culminates in an Earth orbit mission using Cosmosphere’s simulators.

“Providing Cosmosphere Camp scholarships is a great way to recognize students in our communities,” said Jane Deterding, Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Kansas. “It’s a terrific opportunity – several of our own kids have attended Cosmosphere Camp — and parents should encourage their child to participate in the essay contest.”

To be eligible, students must be entering seventh or eighth grade in the fall of 2022 and submit a 100-to-200-word original essay answering the question “What will it take to live on Mars?”

Parents must consent to the entry and agree the applicant will be available to attend camp. Mars Academy camp dates and additional information can be found at

Entries are due by April 15, 2022. Those interested should email: to request a copy of the contest rules and an entry form. One scholarship winner will be selected from each of the communities served by CBK: Augusta, Derby, El Dorado, Kingman, Medicine Lodge, Pretty Prairie, Wichita and Winfield.


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 Science Education Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian-affiliate in Hutchinson, KS. It is home to the largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts, which tell the story of the Space Race unlike any museum in the world! For more information, visit