Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Your abilities in math and science and your English language skills may help make your dream come true! Applications are due by Friday, June 3 for the second edition of the Moroccan Space Camp Scholarship.

Space Camp is an interactive educational experience which brings theory to life through simulated training as a pilot or mission specialist aboard the NASA Space Shuttle. Twelve youth scholarship winners—boys and girls ages 15-17 who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—will enroll in Advanced Space Academy: a challenging mental, emotional and physical experience for high school students.

Space Camp will take place in at the U.S. Space and RocketCenter in Huntsville, Alabama, USA from July 3-July 8, 2011. All participant costs including air and ground transportation, lodging, meals and incidental expenses will be paid by the U.S. Department of State and the AmericanLanguageCenters.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

A Moroccan citizen residing in Morocco and born between August 1, 1993 and July 30, 1996

A 14/20 average on your most recent report card including strong grades in science and math

Demonstrated interest and ability in math, science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) or technology inside and outside the classroom

Strong English language skills (program is conducted entirely in English)


To apply, simply review the eligibility criteria above and, if you qualify, complete the online applicationform by Friday, June 3 and start gathering the necessary supporting materials listed in the application.

If selected for the next step, you will be contacted for an interview during the week of June 6-10. If chosen for the program, you will be notified on Monday, June 13.

For more information about Space Camp, visit http://www.spacecamp.com.

If you have any questions, visit rabat.usembassy.gov or www.facebook.com/USEmbassyRabat or contact the U.S. Embassy at rabatyouth@state.gov or 0537-66-80-45 .

Have you got what it takes to be an astronaut?