Applications are now open for the Intelsat Xinabox Space STEM Program Scholarship 2020. Intelsat is now partnering with Xinabox (pronounced ‘X in a Box’) to deliver space-focused STEM learning tools across Africa. In this article, we shall be sharing every necessary information about the Intelsat Xinabox Space STEM Program Scholarship 2020 to serve as a guide for students who wish to participate.
About the Intelsat Xinabox Space STEM Program Scholarship 2020
Intelsat as an Organization is sponsoring scholarships for 20 students in Africa, each worth hundreds of dollars, and the Intelsat Xinabox Space STEM Program Scholarship 2020 is no different. The funds are meant for the beneficiaries to access XinaBox’s dedicated space STEM educational kits and programs, which build up to students designing, building, and launching satellites into space.
Objectives and Benefits
This program is designed to help students, crafters, and tinkerers learn critical STEM skills through building, experimenting, and produce working electronic devices.
They also get to learn technical skills like coding, data gathering and analysis, electronics, control, and all the principles of the Internet of Things (IoT), while interacting with the sensory environment around them. This perspective uniquely connects the virtual worlds of software, the cloud, and big data, with the surroundings of students in the real world.
To take part in the Intelsat Xinabox Space Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program Scholarship, candidates are expected to satisfy the basic requirements, and these include the following listed below:
- Applicants should be between the age of 15 and 18 years.
- Applicants should be born and currently residing in an African continent.
- The applicant should demonstrate passion and knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
- Applicants should have access to a reliable internet connection, a smart device for virtual workshops (cameras not necessary).
- Applicants must have a clear interest in all things “space”.
- The applicant must be sound and proficient in English (the first program will be presented in English).
- Applicants must be internet-oriented.
How to Apply
Candidates who satisfy the above eligibility requirements can now go ahead and apply for the Intelsat Xinabox Space STEM Program Scholarship. The application process requires completing an online form, a space quiz, and submitting a short explanation defending the reason why you should be selected for this program.
Click here to access the materials for the application. It is important that candidates go through all the materials for the application before applying.
All applications for the Intelsat Xinabox Space STEM Program Scholarship 2020 are to completed and submitted on or before the 30th of November, 2020. Candidates are advised to take advantage of the time and complete all applications before the deadline as any application submitted after the aforementioned date will be considered void and ineligible.
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