Education

Bowfin Scholarship

USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarship Application Window Opens for 2016-2017 Academic Year

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association proudly announces that the application period for USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarships has opened for Hawaii area assigned submarine families for 2016-2017 Academic Year. Started in 1985, this scholarship program has given over $700,000 in scholarships to hundreds of Hawaii area submariners and their families. This year, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Board of Directors has made available up to $50,000 in funds to support this scholarship effort that provides monies for tuition, books, and fees for Submariners, their spouses and children.

Scholarship applications are available online here by calling USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park at 808-423-1341. It is important to note that complete scholarship application packages should be postmarked by Friday, April 8th to support an interview process on April 23rd, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded in early May.

Key Dates:

  • April 8, 2016: Deadline to submit completed scholarship application.
  • April 23, 2016: Scholarship Interviews at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.
  • Out of Area applicants who are unable to attend an interview should schedule a telephone interview by calling Mrs. Lana Vargas at USS Bowfin at 808-423-1341
  • Early May: Scholarship Award Ceremony at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.

 

Call 808-423-1341 for more information.

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Scholarships

USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarship Application Window Opens for 2016-2017 Academic Year

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association proudly announces that the application period for USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarships has opened for Hawaii area assigned submarine families for 2016-2017 Academic Year. Started in 1985, this scholarship program has given over $700,000 in scholarships to hundreds of Hawaii area submariners and their families. This year, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Board of Directors has made available up to $50,000 in funds to support this scholarship effort that provides monies for tuition, books, and fees for Submariners, their spouses and children.

Scholarship applications are available online here by calling USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park at 808-423-1341. It is important to note that complete scholarship application packages should be postmarked by Friday, April 8th to support an interview process on April 23rd, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded in early May.

Key Dates:

  • April 8, 2016: Deadline to submit completed scholarship application.
  • April 23, 2016: Scholarship Interviews at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.
  • Out of Area applicants who are unable to attend an interview should schedule a telephone interview by calling Mrs. Lana Vargas at USS Bowfin at 808-423-1341
  • Early May: Scholarship Award Ceremony at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.

 

Call 808-423-1341 for more information.

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Junior Submariner Quiz

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   We have created a Junior Submariner Quiz for children ages (5-12). Each child that completes the quiz will recieve a certificate of mastery and their very own submariner dolphin ensignia patches! Don't forget to add your mailing address  Click here to take survey

   

Outreach Program

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Outreach Program

We offer presentations on the history and science of submarines at schools or other educational groups on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands. There is no charge for this service, and weekday scheduling is flexible.  Homeschooling and scouting groups are welcome to participate in this program, as well.

  • Objective: To familiarize 4th or 5th grade students with the history and functioning of U.S. submarines
  • Formal Lesson Plan designed to fit into science and history studies
  • Hands-on, interactive demonstration of a diving and surfacing model submarine
  • Graphic and textual information, including photographs and posters
  • Educational handouts for each student

For more information, or to schedule a visit to your school or educational organization, please contact Charles R. Hinman, Education & Outreach, at (808) 423-1341 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Educator Resources

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Educator Resources

Teacher Workshops

Teachers on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands may be elegible to participate in Hawaii DOE-sponsored workshops at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.  The workshops are conducted twice a year, once in winter, and once in summer.

Bowfin Park Quiz

A ready-made, 20-question quiz on our submarine amd museum is available, appropriate for 4th Grade through Middle School students.  Answers are included with the teacher's version.

Research

Our archives and research library are available by appointment to upper-level students and adults who wish to conduct research on submarine-related topics.

 

For information on any of the resources listed above, please contact our education director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call (808) 423-1341.

   

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Secrets of the Sub

Vargas Girls

Vargas  Girls

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Artist Alberto Vargas became famous for his WWII watercolors depicting beautiful pin-up girls. "Varga girls" were so popular that many different artists immitated Vargas’ technique and approach to the female figure: an idealized female form eliciting sensuality and seduction.  During the 1940’s his work was a hit amongst enlisted men who drew inspiration from them which inadvertently created high morale. The military was so influenced by this art that they adorned their vessels with it. Many military aircraft had Varga style girls decorating the nose of their planes, Varga girls were even printed on greeting cards and sent to enlisted men by their sweethearts. Inside the engine room aboard USS Bowfin, the crew posted a 1943 Vargas calendar, on which they doodled, wrote notes, and recorded their conquests of the sea.