EVONA announce collaboration with USGIF to sponsor STEM scholarships

We’ve made no secret of our mission to play a pivotal role in bringing more talent into the GeoIntelligence (GEOINT) and wider space sector. Today that mission took a significant leap in the right direction as we look to sponsor one talented individual through a multi-year degree in collaboration with USGIF.

 

At the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) GEOINT Symposium in April, EVONA was announced as sponsor for a multi-year USGIF scholarship designated to increase diversity in the GEOINT sector.

 

“Doing something pragmatic to engender the change we need to see in the sector shows how passionate we are about solving the talent crisis that we find ourselves in. We know first-hand how hard it is to find amazing talent to expand a sector which contributes directly to the betterment of human kind. We’re hoping that by making this step, other stakeholders in the industry follow suit and together we can create a bright future for not just those who already work in the space sector, but encourage those who never dreamed it possible that anyone can work in space” Richard Joyce, Co-founder of EVONA

 Doing something pragmatic to engender the change we need to see in the sector shows how passionate we are about solving the talent crisis that we find ourselves in. Richard Joyce, EVONA

This announcement came on the final day of USGIF’s annual GEOINT Symposium and reflects a focus throughout the week’s activities related to diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the GEOINT community. The scholarship is designed to support a student who otherwise may be precluded from further education in a STEM subject.

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USGIF EVONA Scholarship

The scholarship is currently open to applications but closes on 6th June.

To find out more about how to apply, please keep an eye on this page.

The chosen applicant will be announced in July and EVONA fully intend to make them feel part of the EVONA crew by flying them over to the UK to meet with the team and understand as much about the sector as they can.

Advocating progressive thinking in our industry is essential to its development, which is something we support with great pride. - Tom Kelly, EVONA

Tom Kelly, EVONA Co-Founder explains “With ongoing support pledged by EVONA for the successful applicant throughout their career, we hope to deliver someone with not just the qualifications to succeed, but crucially the soft skills that we see so many of the space community requiring. Advocating progressive thinking in our industry is essential to its development, which is something we support with great pride. We’re excited to make a change in someone’s life; to combine education with our industry insights and connections is a truly unique opportunity. It’s here that EVONA know we can add real value to the USGIF.”

Further to the scholarship announcement EVONA have also begun talks to support USGIF with their Working Group and White Paper initiatives. Occurring every fortnight, EVONA will be offering key advice in the Tradecraft and Professional Development Working Group; a group of representatives, subject matter experts, mentors and professionals who wish to build the community, advance the tradecraft and accelerate innovation of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT).  Aiming to equip a workforce of professionals with GEOINT training, knowledge, and skills, EVONA provide a different perspective on the hiring challenges of the space and GEOINT sector.

To find out more on these events, please follow this link.