Galactic Unite STEM Scholarship Program

The program will provide a $7,500 scholarship to first-year female college students pursuing STEM degrees at any accredited four-year college or university.

Driven by Virgin Galactic’s customers, partners and staff, Galactic Unite educates and inspires through partnership initiatives, community engagement and mentoring, as well as providing STEM-based scholarships around the world. Galactic Unite will help to ensure that future generations are equipped to apply the space perspective to Earth’s greatest challenges.

The Galactic Unite Bytheway Scholarship program (donated by Galactic Unite and Jann Bytheway) will provide $7,500 scholarship to first-year female college student pursuing STEM degrees at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States. The Galactic Unite Bytheway Scholarship will be awarded in September 2018. The award is renewable for four years. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.  

Eligibility Criteria

Selected recipients will be required to participate in the Galactic Unite mentorship program, where the scholars select a mentor each year from Virgin Galactic and/or The Spaceship Company. Students must be able to spend 2 hours per month interacting with their mentor.


For full award consideration, applicants should provide:

  • Student Application Form
  • Two Reference Forms (Academic and General)
  • High School Transcript
  • Resume

Students must meet these criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a female high school senior student planning on attending a four-year college within the United States
  • Eligible Majors:
    • Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Robotics

Application close date

June 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST

Click here for details and to apply. For questions, please contact email William Dunham