Other Engineering Scholarships

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Aerospace States Association Scholarship

An integral part of the mission of the Aerospace States Association (ASA) is to support and develop initiatives that significantly enhance student and teacher education in space and aeronautics and increases the number of students in the pipeline. Click here for more information about eligibility and how to apply. The application is due April 30 of each year.

Brooke Owens Fellowship Program

The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is a highly competitive, paid internship and mentorship program designed to honor the memory of beloved space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot, Brooke Owens, by inspiring and training exceptional undergraduate women seeking a career in aviation or space exploration.

Brooke Owens Fellows are women currently seeking the equivalent of an undergraduate degree - through a college, university, or community college – in any field who intend to pursue a full-time career in the aviation or aerospace industry. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

Women of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants can come from a wide range of academic or professional disciplines: engineering, science, aeronautics and pilot training, law and policy, business, non-profit management, history, art, or anything else. However, successful applicants must be able to draw a convincing connection between their chosen field(s) and aviation or space exploration.

Note that due to export control regulations, internships at many Host Institutions may be restricted to US citizens or US permanent residents (green card holders).

Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship

The Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship is for full-time undergraduate females enrolled at KU and offers $2,000 or more in awards. Selection is based on a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrated financial need, and a short essay on the life and influence of Elizabeth Miller Watkins. Transcripts and financial information must be filed with application. For application and complete requirements, please go to https://www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/elizabeth-miller-watkins-memorial-scholarship-fund. The deadline to apply is early March.

ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program

The ISTAT Foundation is actively engaged in helping young people develop potential careers in aviation by offering scholarships of up to $10,000 directly to college-level students who are academically qualified, in need of financial support to complete their studies and will be a student at your university. The program is administered by the Scholarship Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees in conjunction with accredited colleges who recommend qualified students. 
The program begins annually in the Spring.  Schools are invited to complete the Online Application via email. Qualified institutions are invited to submit one (1) application for consideration. If you are a university representative and would like more information about how your institution can get involved, please contact ISTATscholarships@istat.org for more details. To find more information specifically regarding the Scholarship Program and Process, please click here to access the Introduction to the Scholarship Program Packet.
All applications must include the following parts:

  1. ISTAT Application Form (click on the "Submit Application" button below and follow the instructions)
  2. Students Resume
  3. Personal Statement
  4. ISTAT Financial Aid Form
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation from employers or faculty members
  6. Copy of transcripts

NASA Education Scholarship

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students majoring in aeronautics related fields.  Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend.  Graduate student awards include up to $11,000 in tuition off-set, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend.  Applicants must be a U.S. citizens. Click here for more information. Questions about the NASA Education Scholarship can be directed to Elizabeth Cartier, elizabeth.a.cartier@nasa.gov.

Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 are available for undergraduate students with financial need and working part-time with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Applications must be received by the KU Financial Aid Office by mid-March. Please see Debbie Wales in the Engineering Student Success Suite, room 1415 LEEP2, for the application.

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.​

Women In Aerospace Educational Scholarships

  • Minimum college grade point average (GPA) of not less than the equivalent of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories, working towards a bachelor's degree, and plan to continue to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field
  • Entering senior year
  • Must be female, of any citizenship or nationality
  • The scholarship recipients will be honored at the Women In Aerospace Awards Banquet.

Click here to apply.

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