Cultivating talent and expertise in our industry
We are dedicated to nurturing talent and promoting educational opportunities for students. River Advisers proudly offers high-school exchanges and postgraduate opportunities, enabling young minds to explore new horizons in space.
We award scholarships to the United Space School in Houston, allowing students to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of space exploration and science. Additionally, we extend our support to young entrepreneurs through the Conrad Challenge competition, where innovative minds can showcase their entrepreneurial ideas.
For those aspiring to pursue higher education in space-related fields, our scholarships also cover postgraduate courses at the prestigious International Space University, enabling them to gain expertise and contribute to the advancement of our industry.
By fostering these opportunities, we are committed to cultivating talent, empowering students, and promoting a future generation of experts in the field.
Together, we aspire to push the boundaries of knowledge and drive progress in the space industry.
United Space School
In cooperation with the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, River Advisers offers an annual scholarship competition for Isle of Man high-school students to attend the United Space School in Houston, Texas. The scholarships are awarded to the winners of an Island-wide essay competition.
River Advisers is a sponsor of the Conrad Challenge with the Conrad Foundation. Named after Apollo 12 Astronaut Pete Conrad, the challenge is an annual business plan competition for high-school students from around the world, focused on aerospace, energy, cyberspace, nutrition, and more.
River Advisers will cover the entry cost of any Isle of Man team wishing to enter the challenge – and, if your team reaches the finals, we'll help there too
Hear from our past winners
"I’d always dreamt of working at NASA, but had always seen it as an impossible dream. Then, when Mr Jarritt came into school to do his talk about the competition, I began to realise that this impossible dream could actually become a reality. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience experience of working at NASA."
"My time at space school was life-changing. Being in such a close-knit team of people was such a rewarding experience and it creates a long-lasting bond; we now have regular sessions and plan for a meet up next year for all 52 students. We even had a game of football against the NASA 'all stars' – we won, even though they don't like to admit it."
"The two weeks I spent at the USS are really going to be a tough act to follow in the remainder of my life. My greatest highlight was being granted exclusive access to the Mission Operation Control Room at the Johnson Space Center, used in the Apollo missions. I sat down at the flight controller's desk and it gave me the chills."