Congratulations on being selected as one of the featured YP/Student Lightning Talk speakers! SGAC has partnered with Northrop Grumman to bring 1 student or young professional who was selected to give an SGx lightning talk to attend the 9th SGx (March 18-19th, 2024) and SATELLITE conference (March 18th-21st, 2024) in Washington D.C., USA.

Application Deadline: 4th February 2024, 23:59 GMT


You have been selected to give a YP/Student Lightning Talk at SGx2024. This scholarship will provide one speaker the opportunity to travel to and attend SGx in Washington D.C., USA funded by Northrop Grumman (see Award details below).

In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must submit a 1-minute Youtube video explaining how the SGx theme of “Space Works for All” aligns with their future personal career journey in the space industry. Northrop Grumman will select the scholarship winner.


The total value of the scholarship is up to $3000, which will cover:

  • SGx2024 and SATELLITE Registration fee
  • Round trip travel via airfare
  • Accommodation (Private hotel room for four nights. Check in: March 17th; Check out: March 21st)
  • Food
  • Local transportation

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to respond to the Scholarship Submission Form at the bottom of this section with your lightning talk by 4th February 2024, 23:59 GMT.

Your submission should follow the competition guidelines below.



  • Only individuals who were selected for the SGx2024 YP/Student Lightning Talks, as advertised by SGAC, are eligible to apply for this Northrop Grumman scholarship
  • Each submission should include the following:
    • Name and contact for the submitter
    • Publicly accessible link to a 1-minute YouTube video explaining how the SGx theme of “Space Works for All” aligns with their future personal career journey in the space industry.


In the interest of spreading opportunities to more members, SGAC/Northrop Grumman reserve the right to prioritise applicants who have not recently received another SGAC scholarship of a similar nature. “Recently” is defined as having received a travel grant in the past 2 years, in the same category (either international or regional/national) as this posted award. International awards include scholarships for international events such as SGC/IAC, SGFF and Space Symposium, while regional/national awards refer to events, such as the Space Generation Workshops (SGW), national space generation events (SG[country]) or other regional or national conferences. In the event that SGx2024 is forced to be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this scholarship will not be counted as an international travel grant, and winners are eligible to apply for another travel grant in the next 2 years.

It is strongly requested that applicants only apply if they are certain they can attend SGx and be in the United States at the time of the event in March.


  1. The application shall be submitted via the Scholarship Submission Form. 
  2. The language of all submissions shall be English.
  3. To apply, you will need to submit the form below. 
  4. In case of lack of quality of submissions, SGAC has the right to extend and or cancel the competition.

Responsibilities of the Winner

  1. The winner shall:
    • Attend the entire SGx2024 from 18-19 March, 2024 in Washington D.C., USA
    • Submit a short report (2 pages excluding pictures) or a video describing their experience at SGx2024 for inclusion on the SGAC website, newsletter or social media outlets.

All responsibilities shall be fulfilled and reports etc. submitted not later than April 19, 2024. In case the scholarship awardee does not complete the scholarship requirements on time, the scholarship funds will be transferred to SGAC general budget to continue supporting the mission and work of SGAC.  


  1. The award will be paid out after SGx2024 and SATELLITE, no later than 30 days after fulfillment of all responsibilities listed above.
  2. The scholarship award reimbursement is conditioned on the awardee fulfilling the scholarship requirements not later than April 19, 2024.
  3. In case the winner receives funding for SGx by any other organisation, the Scholarships Coordinators shall be informed. If the applicants don’t inform the Scholarships Coordinators, SGAC holds the right to not reimburse the winning author. SGAC aims to reduce the number of double scholarships and will work with the winners to develop a solution in these cases.
  4. Applicants are advised to not engage in any expenses until they have formal confirmation that the competition has been awarded. The SGAC is not liable for any expenses incurred by applicants in any case where competition is not awarded, or above the value of the awarded grant.
  5. Reimbursements will follow the SGAC Scholarships Travel Policy & Reimbursement Guidelines. Please make sure to consult the Guidelines before incurring expenses.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  1. By submitting an entry, applicants agree to permit SGAC and other participating organisations to use their names, affiliations, and headshot photo in connection with the scholarship. 
  2. Copyright of the submitted entry shall remain with the contestants. 


  1. Organisers shall not be responsible if SGx2024 and/or SATELLITE are canceled. SGAC will not reimburse the winning author, even if they have already incurred expenses.
  2. Organisers shall not be responsible if the award winner fails to attend SGx2024 and/or SATELLITE or is unable to under extenuating circumstances; in that case, the award offer shall become void.
  3. Organisers shall not be responsible if 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.


Evaluation is done by the Northrop Grumman team using carefully chosen criteria; relevancy to the prompt, public speaking skills, passion for the “Space Works for All” theme, and personal impact on the greater space community. We look forward to your contribution and thank you for taking the time to apply.


Application period

Application deadline

Northrop Grumman evaluation for scholarship

Northrop Grumman Scholarship Winner Announced


January 29-February 4th, 2024

February 4th, 2024

February 4th-9th, 2024

February 10th, 2024

March 18th-19th, 2024


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