Virgin Galactic and Virgin's not-for-profit Virgin Unite, have announced the Galactic Unite STEM Scholarship Program, a global initiative driven by future Virgin Galactic astronauts, including Sarah Brightman, designed to inspire and support students who seek answers to global challenges through science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education and business entrepreneurship.
The Brightman STEM Scholarship will help young women in the US pursue STEM education across their four year college career, providing a much needed boost to the current impact of females in this area. The first scholarships will be awarded this Fall.
"I’m delighted to be supporting this exciting and important program" said Brightman. "There are many talented young women out there who need to be given greater opportunities to develop their STEM skills. I believe that these scholarships will enable the education system to bring out the best in young women who might otherwise not get a chance to realize their full potential.”
For more information about Virgin Unite online, please visit www.virginunite.com. To apply please go to UNCF site. The application deadline is May 31, 2012.