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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Scholarships & Graduate Awards

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    scholarship applications are being accepted from 1 October to 31 January
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    Eligibility Requirements

     

    Undergraduate Scholarships


    Applicants for an AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship shall meet the following eligibility requirements:


    • Must be a current AIAA Student member in good standing
    • Must have completed at least 1 academic semester of full-time college work
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.300 on a 4.000 scale
    • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. Territories
    • Applicant's education plan shall be such as to provide entry into some field of science or engineering encompassed by the technical activities of AIAA

      Exceptions and Additional Requirements

      Scholarship

      Scholarship Specific Requirement

      David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship
      • Must be studying a field to enter the Astronautics industry
      Daedalus 88 Scholarship 
      • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500 on a 4.00 scale
      Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering
      • Must be studying a field to enter the Aeronautics industry
      Wernher von Braun Scholarship
      • None
      Liquid Propulsion Scholarship
      • None
      Digital Avionics Scholarships
      • None
      Space Transportation Scholarship
      • None
      Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship
      • Female Applicants only
      Rocky Mountain Section Scholarship
      • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the Rocky Mountain Section (to include Colorado, Wyoming and Montana)
      • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale



      Graduate Awards


      Applicants for an AIAA Foundation Graduate Award shall meet the following eligibility requirements:


      • Must be a current AIAA Student member in good standing
      • Must have completed at least one (1) academic quarter or semester of full-time graduate-level college work and have a research topic approved
      • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.300 on a 4.000 scale
      • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. Territories
      • Applicant's education plan shall be such as to continue graduate work in some field of science or engineering encompassed by the technical activities of AIAA

      Exceptions and Additional Requirements

      Award

      Award Specific Eligibility

      Neil Armstrong Graduate Award
      • Must be a US Citizen
      • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale
      • Research description is limited to six (6) pages
      Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
      • Must be enrolled in any accredited college or university worldwide
      Luis de Florez Graduate Award
      • None
      Guidance, Navigation and Control Graduate Award
      • Must be researching a topic related to Guidance, Navigation and Control 
      John Leland Atwood Graduate Award
      • None
      Martin Summerfield Propellants and Combustion Graduate Award
      • Must be researching a topic related to Propellants and/or Combustions
      Gordon C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award
      • Must be researching a topic related to Air Breathing Propulsion 
      William T. Piper, Sr. General Aviation Systems Graduate Award
      • Must be researching topics related to General Aviation Aircraft