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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship

The AIAA Foundation’s scholarship program offers scholarships to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year, and recipients can apply to renew their scholarship annually until graduation. This scholarship is sponsored by David and Catherine Thompson. Basic Criteria and other information can be found at <a href= >
  • Full Name: Nicolas Spoentgen
  • Entry: AIAA David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship
  • 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.