AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson

The AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship was created in 2022 to encourage young women to study aerospace engineering and pursue a career in the aerospace defense industry. The scholarship is named for Marillyn Hewson, former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She joined Lockheed Martin in 1983 as an industrial engineer. During her career she held leadership positions across the corporation, including president and chief operating officer; executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area; president of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; executive vice president of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Made possible by donations from the Hewson Family Foundation and Lockheed Martin, the scholarship awards one $10,000 scholarship to a female high school senior and one $10,000 scholarship to a female university student who are intending or pursuing an engineering major at a college or university in the United States or one of its territories.

AIAA is awarding one $10,000 scholarship to a female high school senior who is intending to pursue an engineering major at a college or university in the United States or one of its territories.

Applications for the AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship open 1 September and close on 31 December at 2359 hrs ET. For questions,  email studentprogram@aiaa.org.



 Eligibility Requirements

Currently enrolled high school senior intending to pursue an aerospace STEM Major in one of the following majors:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Minimum high school GPA of 2.50/4.00

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must Demonstrate Financial Need

Should demonstrate an interest in a career in the aerospace defense sector

 Application Documents

Transcript showing your G.P.A. out of a 4.0 scale

A 500-1,000 word essay specifying your career objectives and the academic program you want to follow to achieve them

Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, or professional references. Letters from friends or family will not be accepted.

A resume