The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Virgin Galactic (through their not-for-profic organization Virgin Unite) have launched the Galactic Unite STEM Scholarship Program for young women. This program offers two scholarship opportunities: the Bytheway Scholarship and the Brightman Scholarship. Both will provide $7,500 scholarships to first-year female college students pursuing STEM degrees at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Both will be awarded in September 2012 and are renewable for four years. Applicants for the Bytheway Scholarship need to be U.S. citizens. Applicants for the Brightman Scholarship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is May 31, 2012.
|UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. UNCF provides operating funds for historically black colleges and universities, scholarships and internships for students, and faculty and administrative professional training. UNCF has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the U.S. government.|
|Galactic Unite is a global initiative, driven by Virgin Galactic’s community of Future Astronaut customers, designed to inspire and support students as they seek answers to global challenges through STEM and business entrepreneurship. The scholarships have been made possible by generous donations from Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts Jann Bytheway and Global recording artist Sarah Brightman.|