About the Award
Here comes again an exceptional opportunity. The Virgin Galactic Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship and Training (BLAST) Program 2022 is now accepting applications. The BLAST program is designed to help the next generation of Black leaders power the rapidly developing aerospace industry and solve global challenges in the coming years.
Students pursuing degrees in aerospace engineering, mathematics, computer science, Earth sciences, and other STEM-related fields will benefit from this program. Selected students will receive scholarship support, mentoring, a paid internship, leadership training, and job opportunities as part of this program. The BLAST program’s goal is to guide Black scholars through the academic pipeline and into a successful early-career placement opportunity.
Brief Scholarship Summary
Host Country: USA
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Award Value: $5,000
Application Deadline: 22 August 2022
Full Award Benefits
- BLAST provides $5,000 scholarship awards.
- Selected scholars will have the opportunity to select a paid internship at a partner company including Virgin Galactic, Virgin Hyperloop, Virgin Orbit, AEye Inc., or Planet Labs, with additional opportunities available for graduates to be placed in entry-level positions.
Eligibility Requirement for this Award
Who can apply for this scholarship? Below are the eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship award:
- Open to Black/African American undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors pursuing STEM degrees with a focus on aerospace at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
- Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
How to Apply for This Scholarship Award
For full award consideration, applicants should provide the following in addition to the Student Application Form:
- My most recent academic transcript
- Updated resume
- Video submission for top 30 semi-finalists
- Virtual interviews for finalists will be required
- A Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
- The recommender cannot be a family member.
- The individual recommender chosen by the student should be an educator, academic advisor/counselor, employment supervisor, or a community leader with whom the student interacts.
- The letter should provide key details about the interactions between the recommender and the applicant. And the recommendation should highlight the applicant’s personality, work habits, and skills.
Applicants should give the recommender ample time to complete the LOR by entering all recommender information (name and email) as early as possible. The LOR must be made through the online Application System and must be received by the application due date. Emailed LORs will not be accepted.
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