Rocket Lab Scholarship Applications Officially Open as of July 26, 20212nd Aug 2021
As of July 26, 2021, Rocket Lab scholarship for STEM students is officially open. This is the fifth space scholarship programme from a New Zealand-based US launch provider aimed to build a new generation of space experts. According to the company website, applications are open to all students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers. However, the company will prioritise applicants from the Mahia community to support ‘home-grown’ talent.
Rocket Lab Scholarship in Detail
Rocket Lab scholarship will cover up to $20,000 study fees for one student chosen among all applications. The applications began on July 26 and will close on October 1, 2021. All interested students should send their applications to space scholarship email after downloading an application form on the Rocket Lab website.
The chosen student will also be paired with a Rocket lab mentor, which is a truly unique opportunity to receive one-on-one consultations and education in space careers. As a reminder, the company already supported 60+ students through its internships, and 90% of those interns graduated into permanent positions.
Another space scholarship initiative from Rocket Lab allows New Zealanders to receive qualifications in Aeronautical Engineering. Currently, 20 winning applicants are already training as part of the Rocket Lab scholarship.
Rocket Lab CEO on Space Scholarship Importance
According to the company founder and CEO Peter Beck, Rocket Lab scholarship is designed to foster young professionals who would later pursue STEM careers in New Zealand. Mr. Beck is confident that the demand for savvy and skilled tech professionals will only increase — not only in New Zealand but also worldwide. That is what Rocket Lab space scholarship is mostly about — giving New Zealanders a chance to pursue promising careers and potentially contribute their share into space industry development.