Funding two scholarships as part of SSPI’s educational outreach.

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 23, 2019 — Space and Satellite Professionals International Mid-Atlantic Chapter (SSPI-MA), which promotes professional development in the space and satellite industry, announced that it has teamed with SES Government Solutions (SES GS) and SimbaCom to fund two SSP-MA chapter
scholarships for 2019.

SSPI-MA funds scholarships at three local universities to help students pursuing careers in space or satellite-related fields with their undergraduate or graduate studies. Since 2010, the Chapter has provided scholarship donations directly to George Mason University, George Washington University and The University of Maryland as well as supporting monetary prizes for a student competition each spring where students from these respective schools present their engineering projects to a panel of industry executives. Since these programs began nine years ago, SSPI-MA has provided more than $88,000 of scholarship and prize money.

The donations from two satellite industry leaders and SSPI members, SES GS and SimbaCom, augment the Chapter’s fundraising efforts which are largely driven by the annual Winter Fundraiser (held on 24 January 2019) and Golf Tournament, typically held in early summer.

“SSPI-MA is pleased to have supporters like SES GS and SimbaCom to help our Chapter meet its fundraising goals and help expand our scholarship efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region. In a fast-changing industry with cutting-edge technology, it is important to invest in the pipeline of young talent to stay relevant,” said Chapter
President, Charity Weeden.

Ali Sajjad, President and CEO of SimbaCom, noted, “We are proud to support the SSPI Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s scholarship fund, which is so important in developing young talent for our industry.” Echoing these sentiments, Pete Hoene, CEO of SES Government Solutions, noted, “Professional development and the scholarship program are vital to the future of our industry. SES GS is excited and honored to support the education of
young leaders who are as passionate about satellites as we are.”