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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.

Universal Weather & Aviation FAA-certified Dispatcher Training Scholarship

The Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. hybrid aircraft dispatcher course is comprised of two elements: a four-month (17 week) self-paced online portion and an 8-day classroom session. This course allows you to complete the majority of the coursework online. Once you complete the online requirements and pass the FAA knowledge test, you will spend 8 days at our training facility in Houston, Texas, to complete the practical portion of your training. Your FAA practical test will be scheduled following the successful completion of the classroom session. Please plan on being in Houston a few extra days to complete the practical test. There are no experience-based prerequisites for taking this course. Participants must be able to read, write, speak and understand English, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a government-issued ID showing they are at least 23 years old. Students must also have access to a PC running Window XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8. Scholarship does not include lodging, meals, or testing fees. Hotel reservation assistance is available. Students have one year to complete all online training requirements and the onsite session based on availability of class dates. (Scholarship value $3000) 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)

Candi Chamberlin Kubeck Award

The Candi Chamberlin Kubeck Award is presented annually to the Top Women Pilot in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Capt. Candi Kubeck's heroic acts and exceptional flying skills as captain of Value Jet Flight 592 are honored with this award. Candi was an NIFA competitor and team captain at Metro State College when she won the National Top Women Pilot Award in SAFECON 1981. The National Intercollegiate Flying Association Foundation is pleased to sponsor the annual $1,000 scholarship in her honor. (Scholarship value $1,000) 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)

Terry and Kimberly Slawinski Youth Aviation Achievers Award

Two or more awards are made available each year, divided equally between female and male applicants. Funding provided by EAA members airline Capt. Terry Slawinski and USAF Col. Kimberly Slawinski, M.D. Special considerations: Commitment to equal numbers of male and female awards.

Harlan D. Fowler Memorial Scholarship

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

Graduate Scholarships

Awarded for graduate work in aerospace education or science. The completed CAP Form 95 and all supporting documentation may be submitted to National Headquarters/CP as early as April 1 and not later January 31. Scholarships are to be awarded for the following academic year.

Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship

College of Engineering - Mechanical & Aerospace Sponsor: Friends of Francis Huang For more information: Call 408-924-3580 Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Diane Endres Ballweg Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a woman over 30 who wants to learn to fly or who already has a pilot certificate (private, sport, or recreational) and wants to pursue an advanced certificate or rating, i.e. commercial, instrument, etc. The scholarship award will be paid directly to the flight school to be applied to the recipient's account. (Scholarship value $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)

Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Citizenship: Participants selected for support under the ONR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must be citizens of the United States. Security Clearance: Participants must be eligible for a Department of Defense security clearance of Secret. In most cases, participants will be permitted to do research pending completion of the security clearance. All appointments are contingent upon Fellows obtaining the appropriate level of security clearance. Education and Experience: Before appointment, participants must present evidence of having received the Ph.D., Sc.D., or other earned doctoral degree recognized in U.S. academic circles as equivalent to the Ph.D. within seven years of the date of application, or must present acceptable evidence of having completed all formal academic requirements for one of these degrees. Prior Fellowships: A person who has received a prior postdoctoral fellowship at a navy laboratory under any program may not be eligible to participate in the ONR Postdoctoral Program at the same laboratory. Equal Opportunity: In accordance with Federal statutes and regulations and Navy policies, no person on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin or disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the U.S. Navy.

Friendship One Fund

Fund annually provides one or more EAA Air Academy scholarships. Founded by three of EAA's most distinguished members and supporters: Joe Clark, Clay Lacy and Bruce McCaw.

Zieve Family Michigan Scholarship

This fund provides 75% to 100% tuition for a youth from Michigan to attend an EAA Air Academy session. It was established by Joel and Ann Zieve, business owners and aviators in West Michigan, to encourage students with a passion for aviation to pursue their dreams and not let any challenge (financial or otherwise) get in their way.Special Considerations: Michigan residents; financial need; GPA of 3.0 or better.

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