Aerospace Engineering can lead to some very exciting careers. For example, crafting airships or developing spacecrafts. However, these fields require many years of study and hard work. Fortunately, there are several scholarships for aerospace engineering majors out there to help cover college tuition.
Deadline: January 31 (Opens October 1)
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics or AIAA Foundation gives a lot of financial aid. Aid is given to current AIAA student members interested in aerospace. Every year, the AIAA Foundation offers several awards of varying amounts. That includes two $10,000, two $5,000, and four $2,000 scholarships. Additionally, there are several smaller awards available.
However, there are a few requirements you need to meet to qualify. First, you must be a full-time undergrad. Second, you need to be in a science or engineering program that leads to an aerospace-related field. Finally, you need at least a 3.3 GPA. Each scholarship only applies to the current year of study. Fortunately, applicants can reapply in the following years as long as they meet all eligibility requirements.
Deadline: August 7, 2020
The USRA Scholarship Awards Program has established four scholarship programs. The programs support students pursuing majors related to aeronautics-related sciences, space science research, or space science education. Each of the programs offers a one-time $4,000 award to the winner. As a bonus, the scholarship matches students to the most appropriate one for their specific field of study.
Like any other scholarship, there are a few requirements. First, you need full-time undergrad status. Second, you’re currently enrolled in a four-year accredited U.S. college or university to qualify. Finally, you must be within two years of earning a bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering or science by the time you get the award.
Deadline: TBD for 2020-2021
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) collaborates with NASA to fund this scholarship. The scholarship provides financial aid to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans majoring in aerospace engineering and other related fields.
There are a few things you need to meet in order to qualify. First, only students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity can apply for this $2,500 award. Additionally, applicants must have a 2.8 GPA to qualify.
Deadline: June 16, 2020
The Women in Aerospace Foundation encourages women to go into the aerospace field.
Of course, all women applicants can apply for this $2,000 award. Keep in mind, the award is applied during the upcoming academic year. As a requirement, you must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. In addition, you need continue your studies in the following academic year.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
The AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship provides financial aid to students enrolled in a four-year, full-time STEM program. Specifically, programs leading to careers in aerospace or systems engineering, as well as others. Keep in mind, only students who are residents within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments can apply for this scholarship.
Want to find more aerospace engineering major scholarships? For starters, look through the internet and scholarship databases! Alternatively, ask your high school counselor or college’s financial aid office. As another source, check out any local scholarship opportunities. Of course, you never know where the perfect scholarship is!