The AIAA Foundation takes pride in working with families and organizations to fund, recognize and honor many student and professional awards and the success of their contributions to the aerospace industry.

Trailblazing STEM Educator Award recognizes excellence in aerospace education. Every year, the AIAA Foundation recognizes up to five outstanding educators for their accomplishments in teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to K–12 students and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies. 

AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence Established in 1998, the AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence acknowledges outstanding achievements by individuals or groups in the aerospace community. Eligible nominees will offer a unique achievement or extraordinary lifetime contributions inspiring the global aerospace community.

College Scholarships and Awards AIAA Foundation provides undergraduate scholarships, graduate awards, design competition awards and student conference awards to assist in the financial aspect of earning aerospace degrees.

High School Scholarship The Roger Kahn Scholarship is awarded to four high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in aerospace.