PHILSA PARTNERS WITH FULBRIGHT ON SPACE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
THE PHILIPPINE Space Agency and Fulbright Philippines joined forces to launch a scholarship program for Filipinos on space science and technology applications.
PhilSA Director General Joel Marciano and Fulbright Honorary Acting Chairperson Heather Variava signed a Memorandum of Understanding last February 17.
Under the program, experts from the United States will provide lectures and conduct research.
“It is my fervent hope that the partnership will inspire the Filipino people and elevate the status of space science and technology in the Philippines toward a robust space ecosystem that adds and creates value in space from Filipinos, for Filipinos, and for the world,” Marciano said.
Meanwhile, Variava said that the US is happy to support the Philippines’ commitment to use space for peaceful reasons.
“Through the US-Philippines Science and Technology Agreement, we look forward to deepening cooperation with PhilSA to explore the scientific, commercial, and national security benefits of space technology,” she said.