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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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To help support promising future aerospace professionals, the AIAA Foundation annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs related to aerospace. Our goal is to help attract top science and engineering students to aerospace fields … to provide high-visibility recognition of these students and their work … to furnish financial assistance to aerospace students … and to assure the availability of the talented professionals the aerospace industry will need in the years ahead.

The AIAA Foundation's undergraduate scholarship program offers scholarships to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year, and recipients can apply to renew their scholarship annually until they graduate.

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

Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship applications may be submitted online (applications are accepted from October through January).

Basic Criteria for Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships:

  • Must be an AIAA Member
  • Must be a full-time student
  • 3.3 Grade Point Average (or equivalent)
  • Must be studying a topic related to an AIAA Technical Committee
Undergraduate Scholarships   graduate awards
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