Student Travel Award

The 2020 Student Travel Awards have been cancelled due to conference format changes. This program is expected to resume for the 2021 conference.

The Small Satellite Conference awards travel reimbursements to deserving students interested in attending the conference. We encourage both domestic and international students to apply, particularly those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to finances.

Preference is given to full-time graduate or undergraduate students in a scientific or technical discipline at a University or Technical College.

Thank you

"I am so much inspired by the work people have done in this industry, and I feel more confident about my work, myself and my dreams. It has not only boosted my morale but has given me some logical reasons which prove that my mission is achievable."

- Travel Award Recipient


"First and foremost, SmallSat served to give me an up-close-and-personal overview of the entire industry, and the progress being made within it. As a student, it is sometimes difficult to see the big picture – I exist in my own small microcosm of academia, and the cross-section with the professional world is minimal. SmallSat, and the Pre-Conference Workshop in particular, was an amazing way to learn about and understand the current events of a growing world. I now have knowledge of several interesting missions and programs (ThinSats, for example), and am looking forward to following them in the future."

- Travel Award Recipient


"I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of mentorship and networking that occurred at SmallSat. The many business cards exchanged and personal experience shared were invaluable to me and is something I believe will absolutely help me land summer internships, research positions, and even full-time positions in the industry after graduation."

- Travel Award Recipient