Andrew Werth Scholarship Discount

In honor of Andy Werth, GVF’s late chairman and a great advocate of training, GSOA and SatProf, Inc. support the growth of satellite communications in developing countries by donating one training seat for each seat purchased.

We implement this program by offering a 50% discount on tuition fees for GVF Training Memberships and for eligible courses (HOST and some other courses excluded) to students or organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals paying their own fees who are nationals of a developing country*, and either (a) are located in a developing country*, or (b) are temporarily located in a developed country and will be returning to a developing country in the future and intend to support satellite communications there. (Note: If any organization or company based in a developed country, including UN agencies, is paying your fees, you are not eligible.)
  • Organizations paying fees for their staff, who are based in a developing country* and are not subsidiaries or joint ventures of companies based in the developed countries. Note that UN agencies and NGOs are not eligible.

To receive the 50% discount, you may:

  • If using a credit card to register for an individual course, enter the promotional code INV-DC during the checkout step for online registration. You must enter full contact details in your “My Profile” page, including student name, address, country of residence, and employer (if employer is paying your tuition); or,
  • If using other tuition payment methods, remit 50% of the fees listed in the course catalog, and advise SatProf by email (gvfsupport@satprof.com) of your request to register under the developing country contribution program. In your email, you must enter full contact details, including student name, address, country of residence, and employer (if employer is paying your tuition).

Please note that we periodically audit the student registration records. The account of any student who has registered under the developing country contribution program but is not eligible will be deactivated and a tuition refund will not be issued. If you have any questions, please contact us at gvfsupport@satprof.com.

*For the Andrew Werth Scholarship, GSOA and SatProf defines developing countries as UN Least Developed Countries. As of January 2024 this list consists of:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Dem. Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia.

Please also note that provision of GVF Training is subject to U.S. export restrictions.

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