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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Scholarships & Graduate Awards

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR

    scholarship applications are being accepted from 1 October to 31 January

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    To help support our future aerospace professionals, the AIAA Foundation annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs.


    In the past 20 years, the AIAA Foundation has provided over 750 scholarships and graduate awards to students at more than 150 colleges and universities worldwide.


    The AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships Program offers scholarships to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year, and recipients can apply to renew their scholarship annually until they reach graduation.


    Through its annual Graduate Awards Program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences.


    Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Award applications MUST be submitted online.



    Undergraduate Scholarships


    Scholarship

    Award Amount

    David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship $5,000
    Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering $5,000
    Wernher von Braun Scholarship $5,000
    Liquid Propulsion Scholarship $2,500
    Digital Avionics Scholarships
    • Cary Spitzer Digital Avionics Scholarship
    $2,000
    • Dr. Amy R. Pritchett Digital Avionics Scholarship
    $2,000
    • Dr. James Rankin Digital Avionics Scholarship
    $2,000
    • Ellis F. Hitt Digital Avionics Scholarship
    $2,000
    Space Transportation Scholarship $1,500
    Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship $1,250
    Rocky Mountain Section Scholarship $500

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    graduate Awards


    Award

    Award Amount

    Neil Armstrong Graduate Award $5,000
    Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award $5,000
    Luis de Florez Graduate Award $3,500
    Guidance, Navigation and Control Graduate Award $2,500
    John Leland Atwood Graduate Award $1,250
    Martin Summerfield Propellants and Combustion Graduate Award $1,250
    Gordon C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award $1,000
    William T. Piper, Sr. General Aviation Systems Graduate Award
    $1,000

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    Judging:


    • Judging is done by the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee of the Student Activities Committee
    • All decisions made by the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee are final
    • If the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee determines there is not a qualified applicant for a particular year, the scholarship will not be awarded


    Deadline:


    • Online applications must be submitted by 31 January
    • All transcripts must be received by 31 January

      There will be NO EXCEPTIONS!