Galactic Unite Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship and Training Program First Cohort Announced

posted on 24th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Galactic Unite Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship and Training Program First Cohort Announced

Virgin Galactic today announced the first students to be awarded scholarships in the Galactic Unite Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship and Training (BLAST) program.

BLAST is a scholarship, mentoring and fellowship program for college Sophomore through to Senior year Black scholars pursuing STEM education with a focus on aerospace in the U.S.

This initiative, launched by Virgin Galactic, and supported by Virgin Orbit, Virgin Hyperloop, Planet, and AEye, will see scholars receive mentoring, paid summer internships, certified leadership and skills training, plus job placement opportunities upon graduation. Each student will receive $5000 in scholarship funding per award, which is renewable for up to 3 years to a total of $15,000.