Virgin Galactic Mandela Day Scholarship



Inspired by the Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts’ efforts in the scholarship space, Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company staff pledged to raise the necessary funds to enable the STEM+ education of a high school student in South Africa for three years.

In October 2014, we announced the Virgin Galactic Mandela Day award recipient as Luyanda Mazibuko. Upon receiving the scholarship Luyanda sent us a thank you letter in which he said- “I feel very lucky to have been chosen for this amazing opportunity. I will invest my time and energy to make you proud. I’m going to give my all to excel at Mathematics and Science.”