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This major is often referred to as aeronautical or aerospace engineering. These degree programs are designed to teach degree candidates the fundamentals behind  designing and building aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, deep space probes and other high-speed transportation vehicles. Aerospace engineering is an exciting major with graduates working in a cutting-edge field designing next-generation air and spacecraft. Continue reading to find out more about this major and about aerospace scholarships.

Like most engineering degree programs, with aerospace engineering your first two years of coursework consists mostly of engineering and science basics. In your 3rd and 4th years you'll enroll in your core aerospace courses. You'll take classes such as intelligent systems, space mission design, flight mechanics, aerospace propulsion and flight controls. Lectures and traditional classroom instruction will be the mode of teaching for some of the courses. You'll also have plenty of lab work and instruction. In your final year you'll most likely have a Capstone project in which you'll work as part of a team on a vehicle design project.

Many aerospace engineering programs feature degree concentrations. These include propulsion, aerospace structures, vehicle design, intelligent systems and others. If you want to specialize in advanced topics such as numerical modeling or theoretical mechanics you'll have to go to grad school. Whatever program you choose, be certain it's accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). You might also want to find out what sort of labs and design facilities the college has.

The growth of job opportunities in this field should increase at a slow but steady rate over the coming decade. Research and development funded by the Department of Defense and other governmental agencies will fuel much of this growth. Also, the aviation industry will need engineers to help keep the commercial fleet in working order. For some advanced positions you'll need a graduate degree in addition to professional experience. Still, there should be plenty of career opportunities with jobs such as design engineer, flight test engineer or research engineer.

Follow the links below to begin exploring the exciting array of aerospace engineering scholarships.

Buckingham Memorial Scholarship

U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher. Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships are awarded to help support the financial needs of those deserving students who have chosen to seek higher education in the science of air traffic control and other aviation disciplines, as well as children of air traffic control specialists.

Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship

The Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship is offered by their members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any person pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of corporate/business aviation. The award must be used toward a specific program of education. Suggested uses include (but are not limited to) flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, corporate flight attendant training, and upgrades in aviation education. The award cannot be used for general business course work. Scholarship will not be awarded to previous winners of Women in Corporation Aviation scholarships. In addition to WAI requirements, you must also be a member of WCA and submit a 250-word essay on how you will positively impact the corporate aviation industry after receiving this award. If you are a pilot please submit copies of pilot certificates, medical, and the last three pages of logbook with your application. Please go to www.WCA-intl.org to join and complete the online scholarship application. (Scholarship value $2,000) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Sporty's Foundation Flight Training Scholarship for Small-Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Sporty's Foundation is offering a recreational or sport pilot flight training scholarship to a small aircraft maintenance technician. The award money is not intended for use in achieving any other certificate, rating, or endorsement. Award money is to be used for flight training costs only. Award recipient must plan to pursue a recreational or sport pilot certificate within six months of receiving the scholarship. Award money will be sent to recipient's employer or flight school for disbursement and will require two endorsements for deposit. Award recipient will also receive a copy of Sporty's Complete Learn to Fly Flight Training Course. (Scholarship value $5,000) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) B-737 Scholarship

The International Society of Woman Airline Pilots (ISA+21) offers scholarships to promote the advancement of women in the world's airline flight decks. ISA will award two B-737 type ratings. The successful candidates will train for two weeks with Higher Power Aviation. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school and training must be completed within one year. One letter of recommendation must be from a pilot who has flown with you. Applicants must have an ATP, minimum of 2,000 hours total time, which includes at least 500 multi-engine turbine and a current first-class medical certificate. Candidates must include a copy of their current passport. Candidates should provide details pertinent to letters of inquiry from the FAA regarding any aircraft incidents or accidents and a list of all FAA check ride failures. Finalists will be interviewed at the annual International Women in Aviation Conference. If unable to attend, interviews will be arranged prior to the conference. The recipient is responsible for all travel, housing and personal expenses during training. Hotel reservation assistance is available. (Scholarship value $8,000 each) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

AFCEA STEM Major Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors or related fields. Students must be attending full-time in an eligible undergraduate degree program with a GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Qualifying STEM Majors include: electrical, computer, chemical, systems, or aerospace engineering; computer science; computer information systems; technology management; management information systems; physics; mathematics; bioinformatics; or other majors related to the mission of AFCEA. Important: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Scholarship

These five scholarships are available for award each year to newly applying students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Each scholarship is for $4,000 a year for four years of enrollment. Students must maintain good academic standing to continue to receive scholarship funding in years two, three and four. Special considerations: preference given to applicants who have attended or who are attending EAA Air Academy Camps; not available to students currently enrolled at ERAU.

Women in Aviation, International Achievement Award

One scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college or university student pursuing any type of aviation or aviation-related career. A second scholarship will be awarded to an individual, not required to be a student, pursuing any type of aviation interest. Include in your essay how you plan to use the scholarship if awarded and what you have accomplished to date to reach your goals. (Scholarship value $1,000 each) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Europe-American Aviation Garmin G1000 Transition Course

Europe-American Aviation is awarding a scholarship for a Garmin G1000 transition course in a Diamond DA40XL single-engine aircraft. You must be a certificated pilot and a WAI member to apply. Training will take place at the Naples Airport in Naples, Florida. The scholarship will include four hours of ground training, two hours of flight simulator training, and three hours of flight training with a CFI. Students requiring more than this amount of ground, flight, or simulator training will complete this at their own expense. Lodging and travel expenses are not included. This scholarship is for applicants looking to complete a G1000 transition course only. Our training is in compliance with the rules and regulations of FAR Part 91 and is accepted throughout the United States. Scholarship must be used within a year of the award. (Scholarship value $1,800) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Harlan D. Fowler Memorial Scholarship

College/Department: Engineering - Aviation For a student who will make the greatest contribution in any field of aeronautics science.

Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program

The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers and are making a positive impact in their communities. Eligibility: Students who are residents of California, Oregon or Washington OR students attending college in one of those states High School Senior who plan to enroll as a 1st year college student in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in math, engineering, or a science (Please check website for complete listing of majors eligible for this scholarship) Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0

The Virginia Volk Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to celebrate Virginia Volk's life and accomplishments in the field of aviation. While Virginia (WAI 218) took her first plane ride at age 8, her next plane ride didn't come until she was 23 and flying to the FAA's Training Academy in Oklahoma City to begin her life-long career. While not a pilot, her love of aviation was obvious to all who knew her. Virginia dedicated 30 years of faithful service to the FAA as an air traffic controller. She was an early member of Women in Aviation, International and a founding member of the Capital Region Chapter. Virginia was a member of Professional Women Controllers (PWC) and was named Professional of the Year (1993) and Manager of the Year (1998). She was also a member of Technical Women's Organization (TWO). Virginia loved aviation and not only went above and beyond in her duties to support the safe growth of our nation's air transportation system, but also by her championing the professional growth and presence of women in the federal aviation workforce and also by her support of women in all aspects of aviation. In addition, some of Virginia's most cherished memories and honors came from the children she touched through her aviation education activities and through her work in support of the Combined Federal Campaign, the charitable organization for federal workers. WAI is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a woman who embodies the qualities that Virginia so splendidly exemplified, and who is seeking to further their education and career in aviation. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, aviation career aspirations, dedication, and contributions to their community. (Scholarship value $1,500) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

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