In Honoring Others – We Honor Ourselves!

AIAA is honored to honor you—the very best! A primary goal of the Institute is to recognize those who are making earthshaking achievements that make us stand up from our seats and cheer. Since the inception of AIAA Honors and Awards Program, collectively we’ve recognized thousands of your colleagues for their meritorious achievements, technical contributions, committed service, section participation, and loyal membership. 

Because shaping the future of aerospace is a community effort, AIAA is also flying high to partner with other societies for certain elite awards. 

Complete list of all AIAA Honors and Awards below, or you can select an award category to learn more:




Name Opens Closes
A Thomas Young Undergraduate Scholarship    
Abe Zarem Educator Award    
Abe Zarem Graduate Award For Distinguished Achievement-Aeronautics    
Abe Zarem Graduate Award For Distinguished Achievement-Astronautics    
Aeroacoustics Award    
Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award    
Aerodynamics Award    
Aerospace Communications Award    
Aerospace Contribution to Society Award    
Aerospace Design Engineering Award    
Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award    
Aerospace Maintenance Award    
Aerospace Power Systems Award    
Aerospace Software Engineering Award    
AIAA / AAAE / ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award    
AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence    
AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Award    
AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes Jr. Award    
Air Breathing Propulsion Award    
Aircraft Design Award