[4th NCAC-SGW] Flying Comets Scholarship by Orbital Space Technologies, Astralintu and Verne Technologies



Three successful start-ups founded by SGAC members, aim to recognise the passion for space of 9 outstanding students. As well as to provide them the opportunity to attend the 4th North, Central America and Caribbean – Space Generation Workshop (4th NCAC-SGW) to be held on September 9th and 10th 2023, at Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, San José, Costa Rica. They have put up a different number of scholarships to support aspiring future space leaders on their career building path.  The 4th NCAC-SGW Flying Comets Scholarship provides partial financial support for the attendance of international and national delegates who bring unique and insightful firsthand perspectives to the 4th NCAC-SGW.


The winners will receive an award in order to register on the 4th North, Central America and Caribbean Space Generation Workshop. This award will cover the registration fee of 40 USD for 9 university students aged 18 to 35.

The awardees will be presented with a certificate of award during the 4th NCAC-SGW.

How to Apply

Applicants will submit their application for the scholarship on the form below. Please note, in addition to the scholarship form, you must also complete an registration to the 4th NCAC-SGW.  You can find more information about the 4th NCAC-SGW: here.



  1. The scholarship is open to all students whose country of residence is in North, Central America and Caribbean (Please, check the SGAC North, Central America and Caribbean Region to make sure your country is on the list). Participants must be SGAC members (registered on the SGAC website) between the age of 18 and 35 years as of the 9th of September 2023.
  2. Scholarship judges are ineligible for the award.
  3. Winners should not receive support from any other source for the event. Should winners receive such support midway through the program, SGAC shall be informed and a solution will be sought.


  1. The language of all submissions must be English.
  2. Applicants will submit their application through the form here.
  3. CVs can be submitted via Word document or pdf file uploaded in the application form.
  4. All submissions must be made by the 11th August, 23:59 GMT (Extended DEADLINE). Any submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

Apply by submitting a 3 min (max) creative pitch video answering to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to build a career within the space sector?
  2. How would you leverage this opportunity to grow in the space sector?
  3. What unique perspective do you bring to this Space Generation Workshop?
  4. How have you contributed to the space sector in the NCAC Region?

Refer to the evaluation criteria for more guidance on the information you should include in your video.

Responsibilities of Winners

The winner shall:

  • Attend the 4th NCAC-SGW in its entirety

  • Submit a short report (1 page, excluding pictures) and a short video (1 minute) for inclusion on the SGAC website, newsletter or social media and that of our partners. The report and video shall describe the experience of the winner at the 4th NCAC-SGW. For example, speakers that were particularly interesting, group discussions that stood out or other event highlights

Copyright and Intellectual Property

By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit SGAC to mention their names, affiliations, and headshot picture in connection with the scholarship.


  1. Organizers shall not be responsible in the event the 4th NCAC-SGW is canceled. SGAC will not reimburse the award winner, even if he/she has already incurred expenses.
  2. Organizers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner fails to attend the 4th NCAC-SGW is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case the award offer shall become void.
  3. Organizers shall not be responsible in the event that the award winner cannot obtain any necessary travel documents; if they are required but not obtained, the award offer shall become void.
  4. The award is not transferable to another event or individual.
  5. SGAC encourages travel insurance and the booking of flexible tickets and possibilities to cancel tickets in case of unexpected cancellation or change in plans occurs.


The assessment of applications for the Flying Comets Scholarship will be evaluated by a panel composed of Regional Coordinators and the 4th NCAC-SGW Manager and Deputy Manager.



Evaluation is based on


Passion and Creativity

  • Applicants pitch their passion for space in a creative way. 
  • Applicant demonstrates an ongoing desire to develop a career within the space sector.


Contributions to the space industry

  • Contribution to project groups, student or research initiatives within the space sector. 
  • Willingness to contribute in the future to SGAC


Reason to be selected for the Flying Comets Scholarships

  • What makes the applicant the perfect candidate for the award
  • What separates the applicant from other candidates


How would you leverage this opportunity to grow in the space sector?

  • How do you plan to take advantage of the opportunity to attend this SGW to advance your career in the Space Sector
  • How would you engage with the international space community to contribute to the progress of the space sector in your region


What unique perspective do you bring to this Space Generation Workshop?

  • Departing from your background, culture and knowledge, what kind of perspective and vision would you bring to the SGW




Entries Open:


Submission Deadline (EXTENDED)

11th August

Review of applications

12th August – 18th August

Notification of successful applicants

19th August


For any questions, please refer to SGAC Scholarships Team ([email protected]).


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