In lieu of "winning" I thought I would help spread the word about the Soffen Fund and its mission. From the website:
"Throughout his life, Gerald Soffen dedicated himself to fostering the growth of young space scientists and engineers. The Dr. Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Space Science Education was established to continue Jerry's commitment to the future of space by supporting motivated students in the fields of space science and engineering.If you wish to support this worthy cause, tax-deductable donations can be made at the donation site.
Since the fall of 2002, the Soffen Fund has provided students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in space-related sciences and engineering with Travel Grants. The Travel Grants enable awardees to attend a professional conference at which they present their research.
Over the next several years, the Fund intends to offer its first set of $25,000 Astrobiology Graduate Fellowships."