Intelsat MaxIQ Space STEM Scholarship 2024 for Teenage Africans: Apply Now!


Introduction to Intelsat MaxIQ Space STEM Scholarship 2024 for Teenage Africans 

Applications are now open for the Intelsat MaxIQ Space STEM Scholarship 2024 for young Africans. Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), is accepting applications to its Space STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program from teenagers across the African continent.

Intelsat, in partnership with MaxIQ Space, is delivering its Space STEM program to teenagers across the African continent. Announced during World Space Week, this intensive program is mission one of a three-mission space program that culminates in students designing, building, and launching experiments into space.

This partnership with MaxIQ Space invites high school students from across the continent to be involved in an intensive program where students design, build, and, for certain missions, launch satellites into space. This unique opportunity is entirely virtual, with each student receiving a STEM kit and engaging in virtual workshops delivered by space education specialists. Each workshop comprises lessons, practical activities, assignments, and experiments.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates eligible to apply are those who:

  • Are between the ages of 14 and 18
  • Live on the African continent
  • Demonstrate a passion for and knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • Have a clear interest in all things “space.”
  • Have access to the internet through a smart device with browser capability
  • Have browser skills
  • Are proficient in English

Benefits of the Intelsat MaxIQ Space STEM Scholarship

Intelsat will sponsor 30 scholarships for the Space STEM program for candidates who successfully meet the eligibility criteria above.

MaxIQ Space, an educational program aimed at promoting Space, STEM, and sustainability, goes through hundreds of applications to select thirty participants who have shown exceptional interest and curiosity in these areas. These thirty participants have the opportunity to take part in the program from the comfort of their own homes, as they receive an Intelsat MaxIQ kit and join live virtual workshops and Q&A sessions with subject matter experts.

Through a series of experiments and assignments, these motivated young individuals are able to expand their knowledge and creativity in these fields, all while fostering a deeper appreciation for the importance of sustainability. The program culminates with the participants designing their own payload and satellite concept, showcasing their newfound skills and interests in these fascinating areas of study.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this unique program, you will need to complete an online form through the link provided below. Additionally, you will also need to take a quiz that is related to space and submit a brief explanation of why you believe you are the best candidate for this opportunity. Please note that the application deadline is December 31, 2023.

For those who are selected, Getting Started:

  • MaxIQ Kit: Once you have received your kit, you’ll find all the information you need at this link.
  • Canvas: You will receive an email invitation to Canvas; please create an account and accept this course invitation. The whole program is delivered using Canvas; please make sure you have this ready for the first session.
  • Zoom: All workshops are held using Zoom. Please make sure you have access to Zoom and a web connection so that you can participate.

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