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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.

Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor Award

The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation provides a $500 award to a young person with a strong record of involvement with EAA; recognizes students for their leadership and community involvement; and salutes those students who express intent to serve our country through the military or public service.Special considerations: Wisconsin or nearby resident; recommendation of an EAA member strongly desired; must attend dinner on the Tuesday evening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for award presentation.

Thomas Ellsberg Scholarship

Provides a minimum of 50% tuition attend an EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. The scholarship honors the memory of Tom Ellsberg an aerobatic pilot known for flying "The Oregon Streaker."

NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and The NORDAM Group annually award $2,500 to an undergraduate who is officially enrolled as an aerospace engineering or aeronautical systems maintenance engineering major at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

George E. Parmenter Aeronautical Scholarship

For a graduating senior from Cape Cod or the Islands who has demonstrated a commitment to pursue a career directly related to aeronautics. Giving limited to Barnstable, Duke, and Nantucket counties, MA.

Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Course

Flamingo Air/Airline Ground Schools (AGS) will award one dispatcher training scholarship leading to an FAA aircraft dispatcher certificate. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Scholarship is for the Distance Learning Course with a six-day residency in Cincinnati, Ohio. No previous aviation experience required. (Scholarship value $3000) Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International by November 1, 2014, 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)

Eldon Beresford Scholarship

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Eldon Beresford, a 38-year veteran pilot for United Airlines.Special considerations: resident of Illinois, Iowa or Wisconsin.

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.

Janet Clark Memorial Scholarship

The Washington State Chapter of WAI offers a $1,500 scholarship in memory of Janet Clark. She worked for the FAA as an airworthiness aviation safety inspector, maintenance division, and was a member of the Washington State Chapter. Washington State Chapter members are proud of Janet's contributions as a strong advocate for aviation education. The applicant shall be working toward a career in aviation, enrolled in an accredited aviation-related program, have experience volunteering at WAI events and/or aviation-related events in the previous year, and submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of the applicant's career path, goals, and volunteer experiences. The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt. It will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution and may be applied to tuition, books, specific training, or housing if the expense is arranged through an accredited program or institution. Aviation careers include, but are not limited to, air traffic controller, airport management, avionics technician, dispatcher, engineer, flight attendant, mechanic, meteorologist, navigator, and pilot. If the applicant has been working toward a career as a pilot, she/he must hold at least a private pilot certificate prior to submitting application. (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)

Edward Horne Scholarship

Minimum Requirements 1. Applicant must be a dues current member of OBAP. 2. Applicant must provide a letter verifying that he/she participated in at least one OBAP event. 3. Applicant must possess a current Private Pilotʼs license and be able to provide a copy. 4. Applicant must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words that details their greatest life challenge. 5. Applicant must submit a current resume and photograph. 6. Applicant must submit two (2) "Letters of Recommendation" with one from a dues current OBAP member. 7. Applicant must provide a copy of his/her medical permit.The $5000 award must be applied toward an advance rating

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