AIAA Scholarship and Student Awards 2017 Written 17 October 2016

AIAA Scholarship and Student Awards

Applications Open 31 October

To support the success of future aerospace professionals, the AIAA Foundation annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate student members studying in the fields of science or engineering.
Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship - $5,000
  • Digital Avionics Scholarships - $2,000
  • Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship - $1,250, female applicants only
  • Liquid Propulsion Scholarship - $2,500
  • Space Transportation Scholarship - $1,500
  • Vicki and George Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering - $5,000
  • Wernher von Braun Scholarship - $5,000
  • Rocky Mountain Section Scholarship - $500, for student members enrolled in a college or university in the Rocky Mountain Section (Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, USA.)


Graduate Awards:

  • Gordon C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award - $1,000
  • Guidance, Navigation, and Control Graduate Award - $2,500
  • John Leland Atwood Graduate Award - $1,250
  • Luis de Florez Graduate Award - $3,500; focused on modeling and simulation studies
  • Martin Summerfield Propellants and Combustion Graduate Award - $1,250
  • Neil Armstrong Graduate Award- $5,000, U.S. citizens only
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards - $5,000
  • William T. Piper, Sr. General Aviation Systems Graduate Award - $1,000
  • Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement


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