AIAA Foundation 25th Anniversary
$3,587,250 raised toward $4,000,000 goal.

As an aerospace professional, you have an opportunity to support educators and the future aerospace workforce. Your commitment to our industry enables us to provide resources to teachers, educational experiences through competitions to students, and grants and scholarships to support both. With your generosity, the AIAA Foundation can continue supporting students and educators, thereby inspiring kids to pursue aerospace careers.

Please consider making a gift that will have a lasting impact on our profession.

For 25 years, and through the generosity of our members and partners, the Institute has impacted countless students and educators through the support of the AIAA Foundation. Our programs have:

  • Funded more than 1,400 K-12 classroom grants, impacting over 200,000 students
  • Awarded more than 1,300 aerospace scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supported more than 400 student conferences engaging more than 13,000 students with practical application skills
  • Sponsored design competitions that have engaged more than 11,000 college students providing unique opportunities to apply engineering skills
  • Enabled more than 140,000 student members and 9,000 Educator Associates to continue learning about aerospace science and technology

Our donors are the heartbeat of the AIAA Foundation–
we couldn't do what we do without you.

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Eleanor Sigrest
Eleanor Sigrest is our 2020 Design|Build|Launch Competition winner with her proposal for Improving Fluid Management Through A Novel Microgravity Slosh Mitigation Technique which will be the first AIAA-sponsored payload to go into flight through our partnership with Blue Origin.

The AIAA “Look Up!” Award, presented at the 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) where Alexander Bell, Nicholas White, and Evan Curry from Kailua Kona, HI were among the top prize awardees for their project Developing a Multi-Use UAV Capable of Long-Range Flight.

Educator Achievement Award Winners 2019
Three outstanding K-12 teachers were presented with the AIAA Foundation’s Educator Achievement Award at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala.