Through Galactic Unite, Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, in conjunction with Virgin Orbit, Virgin Hyperloop, AEye and other companies, new scholarship, mentoring and internship opportunities are available for Black scholars pursuing STEM education with a focus on aerospace.
The Galactic Unite Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship and Training (BLAST) Program will provide $5,000 scholarship awards to Black/African American undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors pursuing STEM degrees at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States, with the first awards to be distributed February 2021. The awards are renewable each consecutive year pursuant to meeting all eligibility requirements. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident.
The selected recipients will be partnered with a mentor from one of our program partner organizations, with the opportunity to select a new mentor each year in the program. Monthly leadership and soft skills training will also be made available. Selected scholars will have the opportunity to select a paid internship at a partner company, with additional opportunities available for graduates to be placed in entry-level positions.
As a part of this program, selected students will receive:
* $5,000 scholarship award (renewable each consecutive year pursuant to meeting all eligibility requirements)
* Mentoring for the term of scholarship award (minimum of one year)
Selected scholars will have additional opportunities including:
* Leadership education
* Paid internship at a partner company
* Job opportunities upon graduation
For full award consideration, applicants should provide the following in addition to the Student Application Form:
* One academic letter of recommendation
* Most recent transcript
* Updated resume
* Video submission for top 30 semi-finalists
* Virtual interview for finalists may be required
To learn more about Galactic Unite, please visit the https://www.galacticunite.com/.
If you have additional questions regarding the Galactic Unite Black Leaders Scholarship and
Training BLAST Program, please contact William Dunham.