Scholarships in Aerospace/aeronautical Science

Half to Full-time Student Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Selection based on academic performance and financial need.

Vertical Flight Foundation Engineering Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited engineering school and demonstrate interest in an engineering career in the vertical flight industry. Official transcript and academic endorsement from a professor are required to be submitted. Applications may be submitted in undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. categories in which the award may only be received once in each category by an individual.

AIAA Graduate Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must have completed a minimum of one semester of full-time graduate study with a GPA of no less than the equivalent of a 3.3. Applicant must intend to enter into some field of science or engineering encompassed by the technical activities of AIAA. Selection is based upon scholarship, research plan, career goals, recommendations, and extracurricular activities. Upon receipt of award, recipient must become an AIAA member.

Full-time Employee Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a full-time aviation career employee. Part-time study must be directed toward enhancing job skills.

Underserved Students Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an eligible major at an accredited two- or four-year Historically Black College or University in the United States. Special consideration will be given to military enlisted candidates/military veterans.

Delaware Space Grant College Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 24

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen majoring in engineering, mathematics and geography, science, or technology.

NASA Space Grant Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 15

Applicant must be a current student, in good standing, at one of the four OSGC member universities and enrolled in a minimum of nine hours. Self-nomination, faculty recommendation, an essay describing research or career interest in aerospace related research or education, grade point average and/or GRE score, and three letters of recommendation which include an OSGC evaluation form are required.

Fellowship in Aerospace History (NASA)

Award: $20,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must possess a doctorate degree in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months, and should commence no later than November 15. Recipient will be expected to devote the term entirely to the proposed research project.

Delaware Space Grant College Graduate Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: April 24

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is performing aerospace-related research in areas such as design or technology.

Dorothy Lemke Howarth Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a woman, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Men's Auxiliary of the SWE (MASWE) Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Ivy Parker Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Olive Lynn Salembier Reentry Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a woman who has been out of the engineering job market for a minimum of two years. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution. Scholarship is to aid in obtaining the credentials necessary to re-enter the job market as an engineer.

TRW Scholarship

Award: $2,125, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

AIAA Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must have completed at least one academic quarter or semester of full-time college work with a college GPA of not less than the equivalent of a 3.3. Applicant must intend to enter into some field of science or engineering encompassed by the technical activities of AIAA. Selection will be based upon academic achievement, career, goals, recommendations, and extracurricular activities. Upon receipt of award, recipient must become an AIAA student member.

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a woman, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a SWE member.

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a woman and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Lockheed-Martin Corp. Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Northrop Grumman Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a female full-time student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Engineering. Focus on one of the following disciplines is required: civil and materials, electrical and computer, computer science, or mechanical engineering. Applicant must show evidence of above average academic performance (minimum GPA 3.0/4.0). Women of color (African American, Latina, Native American) are encouraged to apply. Application coversheet, biographical statement, current resume or CV (list your education and employment history), UIC transcript, proof of financial aid eligibility, proof of U.S. citizenship (copy of birth certificate or passport), and two letters of recommendation (include at least one from a UIC instructor) required.

Rockwell Corporation Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a minority woman with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must demonstrate leadership ability and be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution. Applicants from underrepresented groups preferred.

B.K. Krenzer Memorial Reentry Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a woman who has been out of the job market as well as out of school for a minimum of two years. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

B.J. Harrod Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution. Preference is given to Bucknell U and Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst students.

New Jersey Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.5 GPA who is a resident of New Jersey. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Past Presidents Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

VSGC Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and Vermont resident and a graduating senior in a Vermont high school or a current undergraduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA enrolled in a degree program in a Vermont institution of higher education. Applicant must plan to attend a Vermont institution of higher education full time for the following academic year and plan to pursue a professional career which has direct relevance to the U.S. aerospace industry and the goals of NASA. Three awards will be given to Burlington Technical College-Aviation Technology Program.

Meridith Thoms Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Allen H. and Nydia Meyers Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a student residing in a Lenawee County School District who is graduating from a Lenawee County High School. Appliacnt must be planning to attend a school of higher education and major in aeronautics or the sciences/allied fields.

NASA Space Grant Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: September 15

Applicant must be a current full-time student, in good standing, at one of the four OSGC member universities. Self-nomination, faculty recommendation, an essay describing research or career interest in aerospace related research or education, grade point average and/or GRE score, and three letters of recommendation which include an OSGC evaluation form are required.

Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a graduate-level student participating in a research endeavor as part of their engineering/science graduate studies; endeavors should include master's or doctoral thesis research and master's (non-thesis option) research projects.