Sixth graders can win mansat Group grants to represent the Isle of Man in 2022 United Space School in Houston, Texas.
The annual United Space School starts from July 24y Until August 8y with the Mansat group Award up to three scholarships for 12th and 13th graders in Isle of Man.
Successful scientists will travel to Houston and work alongside peers from around the world to plan a space mission, supported by NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists.. Space School is run by International Space Education Foundation (Leaves).
Scholarships are awarded in cooperation with Department of Education, Sports and CultureWith the first recipient in 2000, Dr. Jennifer Stone, who is now the Technical Director of ManSat.
Jennifer said, “ManSat has run this competition every year since 2000, with 44 Isle of Man students enrolled in the Space School. Due to the pandemic, Space Schools 2020 and 2021 have been held online. Hopefully the 2022 edition will return to Houston, with a final decision on whether it will take place in person or online by the end of March. Our scholarships are usually open to 12th graders, but this year we are expanding our competition to both Years 12 and 13 so that all 6th graders have the opportunity to apply to Houston during their career at school. “
Scholarships for this year will be awarded to students who provide the best answers to these three questions:
- Question 1: Why are you interested in space?
- Question 2: How do you think the Isle of Man can contribute to space exploration?
- Question 3: Should humans return to the Moon before going to Mars? Please justify your answer.
All three questions must be answered and each answer must be between 500 and 1,000 words in length. The answers must be provided in a single PDF – firstname-secondname-school.pdf – and entries will be anonymous before the judging takes place.
PDF entries need to be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM on Friday, January 14, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
Winners will be announced by Thursday, January 20, 2022. ManSat covers travel, accommodation, and school fees for each scholarship winner, with students’ families responsible for ESTA and travel insurance coverage.
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