Intelsat/XinaBox 2020 Space STEM Scholarship Programme for Young African Students

Intelsat/XinaBox 2020 Space STEM Scholarship Programme for Young African Students

Intelsat is now partnering with XinaBox to deliver space-focused STEM learning tools to teenagers across the African continent.

Intelsat is sponsoring scholarships, each worth hundreds of dollars, for 20 students in Africa.

This is for the beneficiaries to access XinaBox’s dedicated space STEM kits and educational programs, which culminate in students designing, building and launching satellites into space


Aim and Benefits of Intelsat/XinaBox Space STEM Scholarship Programme

Through building, experimenting, and creating working electronic devices, crafters, students and tinkerers learn critical STEM skills, including coding, electronics, data gathering and analysis, control, and all the principles of Internet of Things (IoT), while engaging with the sensory environment around them. This approach uniquely bridges the virtual worlds of software, the cloud, and big data, with students’ real-world surroundings.


Requirements for Intelsat/XinaBox Space STEM Scholarship Programme Qualification

Intelsat is sponsoring 20 XinaBox Space STEM program scholarships, with successful candidates meeting the following criteria:

  1. Between 15 and 18 years of age
  2. Born and currently living on the African continent
  3. Demonstrates a passion for, and knowledge of, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  4. Has a clear interest in all things “space”
  5. Access to the internet, and a smart device for virtual workshops, i.e. can run a browser-based collaboration tool (camera not essential)
  6. Browser skills
  7. Proficient in English (the first program will be delivered in English)




Application Deadline

November 30, 2020



How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Intelsat on docs.google.com to apply

Students with an interest in the scholarship who meet these criteria as listed above are encouraged to apply before the deadline. The application process requires completing an online form, a space quiz and submitting a short explanation building the case for why you should be selected for this unique program.

For more details, visit Intelsat website

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