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David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship

The AIAA Foundation undergraduate scholarship program awards 30 scholarships of 2000 – 2,500 to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year. All participants can apply to renew the scholarships annually until graduation. This scholarships is named for one of the AIAA Foundation Presidents.
  • Full Name: Nicolas Spoentgen
  • Category: Undergraduate
  • Notes: Nicolas Spoentgen was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. He will be entering his senior year in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University with a concentration in design and aerodynamics. During the past semester, Nicolas studied abroad at the Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile (ESTACA) in Paris, France. He plans on attending graduate school immediately following his undergraduate studies with a potential focus on supersonic flight.