FAQ

Frequently asked questions


General


Can someone who is a dual citizen (U.S. and country of origin) participate in the 2017 SPACE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP?

No. U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) are NOT eligible to participate in this program.

Would someone who has already been to the U.S. be disqualified?

No. Participants with very minimal experience in the United States may be considered for the program. However, priority will be given to applicants with no previous experience in the United States.

How much free time will a participant have during the program?

There will be some free time during the program. However, participants MUST understand that this is an intensive academic program and they are expected to fully participate in all activities.

If a participant has relatives in the U.S., would he/she have time to see them?

Participants will NOT be allowed to leave the Academy to visit relatives or friends.

Can a participant arrive early/late or stay after the Space Camp Program?

No. Participants who choose to travel to the United States on the Space Camp Scholarship are required to abide by the terms and conditions of the program. These terms state clearly that participants may NOT arrive in the United States before the program start date or remain in the country after the close of the program.



Application


Can I upload my video to another platform than Youtube?

No. You MUST upload your application to Youtube.

Do I receive an extra time if I am having an issue with my internet connection?

No. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as it is ready, the application windows will close at March 05 at 11:59 AM GMT (Casablanca Time).

How long should my video be?

Your video MUST be 3 minutes (180 seconds) in length or shorter.

If I participated last year, can I apply this year?

If you still meet the requirements, you can apply using a new video.

Can I choose any science topic ?

Yes, as long as your video is explaining a scientific concept.

Can I get help filming my video? With camera, sound, editing?

Yes, you could get technical help for filming. However, it should be directed and scripted by you.
Your application must be your own work but advice from friends or teachers may be helpful.

Can I use music or existing footage in my application?

As long as the music and footage don’t violate any copyright issues, you can but keep in mind that the content must be original. If you are unsure about it, we suggest not using it.

Will I be notified about how my video did in the selection process?

Yes, you will be able to see updates about your application in your account using the login details provided to you early on.

What are the different stages of selection? And what’s the weight of each?

Please refer to the “selection criteria” page of the website.

Is there any system to protect against “skewing the votes” ?

Yes. The evaluation panels are password-protected and the Peer-review is only available to the top 40 applicants (i.e Semi-Finalists) . The Peer-reviews are randomly distributed and all the evaluations are going through a mathematical normalization process to make the playing field even for everyone.