Scholarships & Graduate Awards

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Scholarship applications are being accepted from 1 October to 31 January


Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Applicants shall not have, or subsequently receive any other scholarship which, when combined with the AIAA Foundation award, would provide a stipend greater than their tuition plus educational expenses (such as books, lab fees, room, board, etc.) estimated by the educational institution the applicant plans to attend
  • Applicants who receive this scholarship are not restricted from applying in subsequent years
  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student during the academic year of the scholarship for at least one semester
  • Applicants may be students of any nationality, not restricted by the U.S. State Department, in full-time study

Graduate Awards

  • Applicants shall not have, or subsequently receive any other graduate award which, when combined with the AIAA Foundation award, would provide a stipend greater than their tuition plus educational expenses (such as books, lab fees, room, board, etc.) estimated by the educational institution the applicant plans to attend
  • Applicants may be students of any nationality, not restricted by the U.S. State Department, in full-time study
  • Applicant must be a full-time graduate student during the academic year of the award for at least one semester 
  • Postdoctoral students are not eligible to receive graduate awards 

Judging:

  • Judging for AIAA Foundation-sponsored awards and scholarships is done by the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee of the Student Activities Committee.
  • Judging for Section or Technical Committee-sponsored awards and scholarships is done by sponsoring Technical Committees or Sections
  • All decisions made by the scholarship selection committee are final
  • If a selection committee determines there is not a qualified applicant for a particular year, the scholarship will not be awarded
  • Plagiarism – any essay responses or collateral materials should be the original work of the applicant. Any portion of an application that is found to be plagiarized will disqualify the application from any further review.

Deadline:

  • Online applications must be submitted by 31 January 11:59PM EST
  • All transcripts must be received by 31 January 11:59PM EST

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to make exceptions to these rules.