Ironically enough, while aeronautical engineers command high salaries, as students they will be asked to come up with approximately $40,000 to $160,000 dollars for their basic degrees. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the professional organization for engineers of all types, states that if the student is willing to put in the time, effort, and practice self-discipline, the money, in the form of aeronautical engineering scholarships or work study programs are available.

The AIAA, itself, awards more than 30 scholarships to undergraduate students. They also offer graduate student scholarships to those attempting to continue their education. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg as far as scholarships are concerned. What follows is a general listing of some of the scholarships that are currently available for undergraduates seeking to earn a degree in aeronautical engineering.

Scholarships for Aeronautical Engineering Students

As with any major it is important to research the funding available to you in the form of grants and scholarships. Below is a collected list of aerospace engineering programs and their scholarship links as well as independent scholarships offered to engineering students.

The following is a list of ABET accredited Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering Schools and their scholarship links. Scholarships that are for aerospace engineering and general engineering, regardless of school attending, can be found after this list.

Arizona State University - Aerospace Engineering, (BSE Degree)

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer merit and need-based scholarships to undergraduate students in all Fulton majors. Scholarships are offered on an annual basis, and are funded by a variety of sources, including private donors, corporations, and alumni, with amounts ranging up to $10,000 per academic year. Please find the link for ASU's engineering scholarship page: http://engineering.asu.edu/scholarships

Auburn University - Aerospace Engineering, (BAE Degree)

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. General engineering scholarship link: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/students/schfi/general.html. Aerospace engineering scholarship link: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/students/schfi/dept/aerospace.html

Boston University - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

This bachelor's degree falls under the College of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Concentration in Aerospace Engineering). Engineering Scholarship link for Boston University: http://www.bu.edu/eng/admissions/undergrad/scholarships-financial-aid/

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo financial aid information link: http://financialaid.calpoly.edu/. Scholarship link: http://financialaid.calpoly.edu/_finaid/types_aid/scholarships.htm. Grants link: http://financialaid.calpoly.edu/_finaid/types_aid/grants.htm

California Polytechnic State University, Pomona - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Cal Poly Pomona Aerospace Engineering Scholarship information: http://www.csupomona.edu/~aro/current/scholarships.html

California State University, Long Beach - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

The Center for Scholarship Information (CSI) is the official clearinghouse for scholarship information at CSULB. CSULB Engineering Scholarship link: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/views/scholarships/

Capitol College, Laurel, MD - Astronautical Engineering, (BS Degree)

High school students who apply to Capitol College for admission automatically have their applications reviewed for one of four institutional scholarship programs. Follow the link below for information: http://www.capitol-college.edu/prospective-students/undergraduate/financial-aid/institutional-scholarships

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

The link below lists the Case and Ohio scholarship opportunities within the school: http://www.case.edu/provost/ugstudies/scholarships/S-caselist.htm

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY - Aeronautical Engineering, (BS Degree)

Nine out of 10 Clarkson students receive financial aid in form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study jobs. They automatically consider all students for merit scholarships based on they admission application. Follow the link below for Clarkson scholarship information: http://www.clarkson.edu/admissions/undergrad_admissions/costs/scholarships/index.html

Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH - Aeronautical Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find the link below for their scholarship information: http://www.dwc.edu/admissions/financial_assistance.cfm

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find the link below for a list of engineering scholarships: http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/engineering/index.html. Please find the list of scholarships for all majors at Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach: http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/all-majors/index.html

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ - Aerospace Engineering, (BSAE Degree)

Please find Embry-Riddle specific scholarship information through the link below: http://prescott.erau.edu/financial-aid/available-programs/erau-programs/index.html

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

College of Aeronautics scholarship link: http://coa.fit.edu/scholarships.php

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

All undergraduate students who are interested in scholarships, grants, loans and/or work opportunities for any semester of the academic year, must submit the "Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid" and the "Free Application for Federal Student Air" (FAFSA). The priority application deadline for entering freshmen is March 1. Below is a link with information on their president's scholarship: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/financial/fin/ugrad/presscolar.php

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL - Aerospace Engineering (BS Degree)

All full time students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when their application for admission is reviewed. All domestic freshman students are eligible for the Heald Scholarship; the average Heald award is $12,000. Below is the link for scholarships: http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/scholarships.shtml

Iowa State University, Ames, IA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find below the link for their engineering scholarship information: http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/search.php?cat=1&col=5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA - Aerospace Engineering (BS Degree)

MIT awards all undergraduate financial aid on the basis of your family's financial need, so if you qualify for financial aid, you'll automatically be considered for an MIT scholarship. Please find the link below: http://web.mit.edu/sfs/scholarships/MIT_scholarships.html

Mississippi State University, MS - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Department of Aerospace Engineering scholarship link: http://www.ae.msstate.edu/site/pages/scholarships.php

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Merit based freshmen scholarship information, see link below: http://futurestudents.mst.edu/costs/scholarships.html. Departmental Scholarships awarded to sophomore, junior, and senior students, link below: http://mae.mst.edu/currentstudents/scholarships/index.html.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Freshman scholarship information, please see link below: http://www7.acs.ncsu.edu/financial_aid/schphs.html. Engineering department scholarship information, see link below: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/undergrad/scholarships/future.php

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK - Aerospace Engineering, (BSAE Degree)

A variety of scholarships are available through the University and its departments on campus, see link below: http://studentservices.okstate.edu/scholarships

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please see Penn State's scholarship link below: http://studentaid.psu.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/penn-state

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Princeton's aid program is designed to encourage all qualified students to consider applying for admission to Princeton. Any family who feels they may need help paying for education is welcome to apply for aid. Please find the link below with the aid calculations: http://www.princeton.edu/admission/financialaid/how_it_works/who_qualifies/

Purdue University at West Lafayette, IN - Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, (BS Degree)

Below is a link to Purdue's financial aid estimator: http://www.purdue.edu/apps/onepurdue/finaid/

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY - Aeronautical Engineering, (BS Degree)

For a list of scholarships, grants and loans offered by Rensselaer, please follow the link below: http://admissions.rpi.edu/aid/scholarships.html

Saint Louis University, St. Lois, MO - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find below the link to the scholarship page: http://www.slu.edu/x21865.xml

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Below is the link for SDSU specific scholarship information: http://www.sa.sdsu.edu/scholarship/index.html

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - Aerospace Engineering, Air Force ROTC, (BS Degree)

For information on SJSU scholarships see link below: http://www.sjsu.edu/faso/Scholarships/

State University of New York at Buffalo, NY - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please see below the scholarship link for SUNY: http://www.grad.buffalo.edu/costs/scholarships.php

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Scholarship in Action Merit Scholarship link below: http://www.syr.edu/financialaid/scholarships/su_scholarships_list/scholarship_in_action_merit.html. General scholarship information link below: http://www.syr.edu/financialaid/scholarships/

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find the link below for Texas A&M scholarships: https://scholarships.tamu.edu/

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH - Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, (BSAAE Degree)

Please find the link for OSU's scholarship information below: http://www.sfa.osu.edu/scholarships/index.asp?tab=b

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - Aerospace Engineering, (BSAE Degree)

The link below has information on UA's scholarship programs: http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL - Aerospace Engineering Option in Mechanical Engineering, (BSE Degree)

To be considered for a UAH scholarship, you must apply for admission and then complete a scholarship application; that one application applies to all available scholarships. See link below for more information: http://www.uah.edu/admissions/financial-aid/welcome

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please see the link below for the aerospace engineering department scholarship page: http://ae.engr.ku.edu/undergraduate/financialaid.html

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL - Aerospace Science Engineering, (BS Degree)

The link below is for this university's financial page: http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/financials.aspx

The following are military related aerospace schools that are not tuition based: United States Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO - Aeronautical Engineering (BS Degree). Home link: http://www.usafa.af.mil/. United States Naval Academy, USAFA, CO - Aerospace Engineering (BS Degree). Home link: http://www.usna.edu/homepage.php

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

The link below is for UA's office of scholarships and financial aid: https://financialaid.arizona.edu/scholarships

University of California, Davis, CA - Aerospace Science and Engineering, (BS Degree)

For UC Davis scholarship information follow the link below: http://financialaid.ucdavis.edu/scholarships/index.html

University of California, Irvine, CA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

For UC Irvine scholarship information see the link below: http://www.ofas.uci.edu/content/Scholarships.aspx

University of California, Los Angeles, CA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find the link below for UCLA scholarship information: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/paying-for-uc/scholarships/index.html

University of California, San Diego, CA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

For information on UC San Diego scholarship programs follow the link below: http://students.ucsd.edu/finances/financial-aid/types/scholarships/index.html

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find the link to UCF's scholarship and financial aid page: http://finaid.ucf.edu/applying/spring2012_aid.html

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please follow the link below for their freshman engineering scholarship information: https://webapps.uc.edu/FinancialAid/Scholarships/search_results.asp. Below is the link for general scholarship information: https://webapps.uc.edu/FinancialAid/Scholarships/Search.asp

University of Colorado at Boulder, CO - Aerospace Engineering Science, (BS Degree)

The link below takes you to the UC Boulder scholarship page: http://www.colorado.edu/finaid/scholarships.html

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

The UF scholarship page can be accessed by the link below: http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/programs/scholarships/

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ubana, IL - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

The link below will take you their engineering scholarship page: https://wiki.engr.illinois.edu/display/ugadvise/Scholarships

University of Maryland College Park, MD - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

A. James Clark School of Engineering. Please find the link to their engineering scholarship page: http://www.ursp.umd.edu/scholarships/index.html

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL - Aerospace Engineering, (BSASE Degree)

Please find the link below for their financial aid page: http://www6.miami.edu/UMH/CDA/UMH_Main/0,1770,29532-1;44908-2,00.html

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Aerospace Engineering, (BSE Degree)

Please find the financial aid page for the engineering program by following this link: http://aerospace.engin.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/financialAid.html

University of Minnesota Twin Cities, MN - Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, (BAEM Degree)

The U of M scholarship page link is below, you can follow it to the engineering college: http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/costsaid/scholarships.html. Engineering college only link: http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/costsaid/schol_college.html#it

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find the scholarship link for Notre Dame below: http://admissions.nd.edu/financial-aid/programs/scholarships/

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find the engineering scholarship page by following the link below: http://www.ou.edu/content/coe/wssc/audience/scholarships/eng_scholarships.html

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

USC Viterbi School of Engineering financial aid web page can be found using the link below: http://viterbi.usc.edu/admission/freshman/finaid.htm

University of Tennessee at Knoxsville, TN - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please find their scholarship information by following the link below: http://finaid.utk.edu/aid/scholarships/

University of Texas at Arlington, TX - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering College, scholarship page via link below: http://www.uta.edu/mae/index.php?page=Pages/scholarships.php

University of Texas at Austin, TX - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Cockrell School of Engineering - follow link below for scholarship information: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/undergraduate/scholarships

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

School of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Scholarship link: http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/Scholarships.html

University of Washington, Seattle, WA - Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, (BSAAE Degree)

UW scholarship link: http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/ugaid/scholarship.html. Engineering scholarship link: http://www.engr.washington.edu/curr_students/scholarships.html

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, Flushing, NY - Aeronautical Engineering Technology (AAS Degree)

Please find the link for their scholarship page: http://www.vaughn.edu/admissions-scholarships.cfm

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

College of Engineering scholarship link: http://www.eng.vt.edu/students/scholarships_incoming

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

Please follow this link for their scholarship page: http://www.cemr.wvu.edu/academics/scholarships.php

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI - Aeronautical Engineering, (BSE Degree)

Please follow the link for the engineering scholarship page: http://www.wmich.edu/engineer/scholarships.htm

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS - Aerospace Engineering, (BS Degree)

The following link is for their college of engineering scholarship page: http://www.wmich.edu/engineer/scholarships.htm

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA - Aerospace Engineering (BS Degree)

The following link is for their scholarship page: http://www.wpi.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/merits.html

Engineering or Aerospace Scholarships

The following is information on Aerospace Scholarships, not necessarily linked to specific schools.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Native American or Alaskan Native students majoring in science, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math or technology. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student and a member of a Native American tribe or Alaskan Native and members of AISES. Amount: $1,000-$2,000. Deadline: June 15. http://www.aises.org

ADA I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support female engineering students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student majoring in any type of engineering. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: February 15. http://www.swe.org

Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Memorial Scholarships

Purpose of this scholarship is to support women in engineering. Eligible applicants must be females enrolled in their freshman year at an accredited engineering or computer science program and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: May 15. http://www.swe.org

AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) ROTC Scholarships

This scholarship is set up to help ROTC sophomores or juniors who are majoring in aerospace engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering, physics or mathematics. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: March 1. http://www.afcea.org

AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals

This scholarship is meant to aid science and technology professionals who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently employed in the science or technology field. Graduate students or undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: September 1. http://www.afcea.org

AGCO Corporation FFA Scholarship

This scholarship helps support students in select majors (engineering) who are in the FFA. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: February 15. http://www.ffa.org/

AIAA Foundation Scholarships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Includes the Abe M. Zaram Award and Joseph Freitag Sr. Award). These scholarships are given to students enrolled in aerospace engineering programs who have at least attained their sophomore year of study. Amount: Up to $2,500. Deadline: January 31. Website: http://www.aiaa.org/. Scholarship link: http://www.aiaa.org/Secondary.aspx?id=3199

Air Force ROTC Express Scholarships

This scholarship is for U.S. college students that have passed the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test and the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test. Student must be majoring in a select engineering field. Amount: Up to $18,900. http://www.afrotc.com

Amelia Earhart Fellowships

The purpose of this scholarship is to support women in science and engineering. Eligible applicants must be pursuing graduate PhD/doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. Amount: Up to $10,000. Deadline: November 15. http://www.zonta.org

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship

This scholarship fluctuates in its availability as it is dependent on the foundation's fundraising successes. Generally speaking, the candidate should be an undergraduate, applying for support in their last year in an engineering program, and be a citizen of the United States. Scholarships can run from $3,000 to $4,000. There is also a fellowship available for graduate students.

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support female engineering students. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited engineering program with 3.5 GPA or higher. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: May 15. http://www.swe.org

Boeing Scholarships

These scholarships are not awarded directly to individuals, but through the colleges and universities. Check with your school's financial aid office. Find the link below for the Boeing University Relations webpage: http://www.boeing.com/educationrelations/

B.J. Harrod Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid female engineering students. Eligible applicants must be freshmen with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and majoring in any type of engineering. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: May 15. http://www.swe.org

BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support engineering student with high potential. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Students must rank in the 90th percentile in math and critical reading on the SAT or ACT and must pursue an engineering degree.

David Alan Quick Scholarship

Applicants must be in their junior or senior year at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in aerospace or aeronautical engineering. Amount: $500.00. Deadline: February 28. http://www.youngeagles.org

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarships

The purpose is to support students studying in fields relevant to homeland security. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree and have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. They must major in a homeland security engineering, mathematics, science or technology field. There are other stipulations such as participating in a 10-week internship. See the website for more information. Amount: Tuition plus stipend. Deadline: January 5. http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/

Ellison Onizuka Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship offers financial assistance to Hawaiian students who plan to major in aerospace engineering. Applicants must be graduating high school in the year of application. Amount: Varies. Deadline: March 1. http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org

Ford Motor Company Engineering and Leadership Scholarship

The purpose is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in engineering. Eligible applicants must be Golden Key National Honour Society members and must be majoring in engineering. Amount: $10,000. Deadline: October 15. http://www.goldenkey.org

Future Engineers Scholarship

The purpose is to support engineering students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and a full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in or who have been accepted into a school of engineering at their postsecondary institution. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: October 15. http://www.kellyengineering.us

Gary Wagner, K3OMI scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support engineering students who are involved in amateur radio. Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Novice Class or higher and be pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering. Available to residents of the following states only: Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: February 1. http://www.arrlf.org

General Electric Foundation Scholarship

The purpose is to support female freshmen undergraduates who plan to study engineering. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are rising undergraduate freshmen planning to major in engineering. Amount: $1,500. Deadline: Mid-May. http://www.swe.org

General James H. Doolittle Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support aerospace engineering science students. Applicants must be undergraduate juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled in a degree program in aeronautical engineering or aerospace science. Students do not need to be a resident of Texas to qualify. Amount: Up to $5,000. Deadline: May 7. http://www.cftexas.org

Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship

Criteria for this undergraduate scholarship are that the student must be an incoming freshman, show financial need, have superior academic skills, and have a history of community service. Additionally, this aeronautical engineering scholarship is given to Georgia residents, who are U.S. citizens, and have an interest in pursuing a degree in aeronautical engineering. $1,000 to $5,000 dollars awarded annually.

Goldwater Science Scholarship

Barry Goldwater, statesman and scholar, left a lasting legacy with his Goldwater Science Scholarship. This foundation annually awards more than 300 scholarships that cover things such as tuition, fees, books, and may also cover room and board. $7,500.00 awarded each year.

Hansen Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support excellence among individuals studying the technologies and the skills needed in the field of aviation. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited school and pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering. Student must be involved in school and community activities as well as aviation. They must also be an EAA member or recommended by a member. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: February 28. http://www.youngeagles.org

High Technology Scholar/Intern Tuition Waiver

(Massachusetts Dept. of Higher Education) This scholarship's purpose is to provide financial aid and internship connections to computer technology and engineering students in Massachusetts. Student applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Massachusetts public college. Amount: Up to full tuition. Deadline: Varies. http://www.osfa.mass.edu/default.asp

Hoku Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be Hawaii residents who are pursuing observatory careers with majors in astronomy, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or technology. Amount: Varies. Deadline: March 1. http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org

Honeywell International Inc. Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid female students planning to pursue undergraduate degrees in computer science and engineering. Applicants must be female U.S. citizens. Students must be rising undergraduate freshmen and plan to major in a related computer science or engineering field. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: February 15. http://www.swe.org

ISU Summer Session Scholarship

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and are pursuing a graduate degree in Aerospace Science. Amount: $10,000. Deadline: January 6. http://www.astronautical.org

Ivy M. Parker Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid female undergraduates who are majoring in engineering. Eligible applicants must be full time students whoa re enrolled in an accredited engineering program. Amount: $1,500. Deadline: February 15. http://www.swe.org

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship US Department of Education

Because there is a critical shortage of aeronautical engineers the U.S. government has made money available for those who are specializing in this field. This money is primarily for those pursuing advanced degrees. The AIAA lists that there are approximately 27 fellowships offered each year. $43,000 offered annually.

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help female undergraduates who are majoring in aerospace engineering. Student applicants must be rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Amount: $3,000. Deadline: February 15. http://www.swe.org

Kathryn D. Sullivan Science and Engineering Fellowship

The purpose is to aid rising undergraduate seniors who are studying the natural sciences, engineering or technology. Applicants must be US citizens and sponsored by a faculty member. Amount: $7,000. Deadline: February 4. http://www.cofc.edu

Lambeth Family Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid students who are pursuing higher education in computer science, engineering, business, mathematics or the natural sciences. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program in one of the noted fields. Amount: $3,000. Deadline: March 1. http://www.seattlefoundation.org

Lillian Moller Gilbreth Memorial Scholarship

The purpose is to help female students who are majoring in engineering. Eligible applicants must be rising undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited program. Amount: $10,000. Deadline: February 15. http://www.swe.org

Lockheed Martin Freshman Scholarship

The purpose is to aid female students who are planning to pursue higher education in engineering. Applicants must be rising undergraduate freshmen planning to major in engineering. Amount: $3,000. Deadline: Mid-May. http://www.swe.org

Lockheed Martin/HENAAC Scholars Program

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid computer science and engineering students. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and full-time students who are majoring in computer science or an aerospace related field. Amount: Varies. Deadline: April 30. http://www.greatmindsinstem.org

LTK Engineering Services Scholarship

Applicants must be current COMTO members or will to join within 30 days of receiving the scholarship. Student must be a college junior, senior or graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Amount: $6,000. Deadline: April 4. http://www.comto.org

LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) GE Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist minority students who are majoring in business or engineering. Eligible applicants must be entering their sophomore year of college. Amount: Varies. Deadline: March 31. http://www.lnesc.org

MAES Scholarship Program

The purpose is to assist Hispanic students in the fields of engineering and science. Applicants must be current Hispanic MAES student members who are full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Amount: $1,000-$4,000. Deadline: September 11. http://www.maes-natl.org

Medtronic Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support African American sophomores and juniors at UNCF member colleges and universities majoring in a science, engineering or medical field. Amount: Up to $5,000. Deadline: November 12. http://www.uncf.org/

MSPE Harry R. Ball, P.E.Grant

The purpose of this grand is to aid Michigan students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering. Applicants must be Michigan residents, U.S. citizens and high school seniors. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: Third Monday in February. http://www.michiganspe.org

MSPE Kenneth B. Fishbeck, P.E., Memorial Grant

The purpose of this grant is to help Michigan students who are planning to pursue higher education in engineering. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors who are Michigan residents and U.S. citizens. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: Third Monday in February. http://www.michiganspe.org

NACME Pre-Engineering Student Scholarships

The purpose is to aid minority high school seniors who are planning to pursue an engineering degree. Applicants must be African-American, Latino or Native American high school seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class. Amount: $1,500. Deadline: May 10. http://www.nacmebacksme.org

NAMEPA Beginning Freshmen Engineering Student Award

The purpose of this award is to help minority students who are planning to pursue higher education in engineering. Eligible applicants must be Native American, Latino or African-American graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in engineering. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: May 26. http://www.namepa.org

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant

The purpose of this grant is to assist students who are majoring in physical, life or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a foreign language that is critical to national securing in continuing their educations. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens who are Pell Grand recipients and at least a college sophomore. This award is to be used for the third and fourth year of undergraduate study. Amount: Up to $4,000. Deadline: Varies. http://studentaid.ed.gov

National Space Grant funded by NASA

This program provides student scholarships to colleges and universities in the US. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible and a quarter of all awards to minorities each year. Amount: Up to $10,000. Check with your states space grant consortium, see link: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/home/Space_Grant_Directors.html

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship, Aeronautic Scholarship Program (ASP)

The following is from their website: http://nasa.asee.org/

Undergraduate Students: $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for educational related expenses. $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center. 2 years of support.

Graduate Students: $35,000 stipend. $11,000 awarded each year, to be used for educational related expenses. $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center. 2 years of support, with an option for a 3rd year

Northrop Grumman Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid female undergraduate computer science and engineering students. Eligible applicants must be rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in a related computer science or engineering field. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: Varies. http://www.swe.org

Northrop Grumman Freshman Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help female freshmen undergraduates who are planning to major in computer science or engineering. Applicants must be a rising undergraduate freshmen who are planning to major in a computer science or engineering related field. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: Varies. http://www.swe.org

Olive Lynn Salembier Memorial Reentry Scholarship

The purpose of this is to aid female engineering students. Applicants must be female high school seniors, undergraduates or graduate students studying engineering. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: Varies. http://www.swe.org

Parsons Brinckerhoff - Engineering Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support COMTO (Conference of Minority Transportation Officials) members who are studying engineering. Eligible applicants must be undergraduate students who have been COMTO members for at least one year. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: April 16. http://www.comto.org

Payzer Scholarship

Purpose of this scholarship is to promote students interested in technical careers. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited program like engineering, mathematics or sciences and a member of EAA. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: February 28. http://www.youngeagles.org

Perry F. Hadlock Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students who are involved in amateur radio and seeking a bachelor's degree or higher in a technology-related field. Eligible applicants must hold Technician Class Amateur Radio license or higher in the ARRL Atlantic or Hudson Division. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: February 1. http://www.arrlf.org

RBC Dain Rauscher Colorado Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to outstanding Colorado high school seniors who pan to pursue a degree in science or engineering. Applicants must be graduating seniors at a Colorado high school who have a 3.75 GPA or higher. Amount: 3,000. Deadline: March 5. http://www.denverfoundation.org/grants/page/scholarships

Sallie Mae Bank Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to engineering, nursing or teaching students. Eligible applicants must be undergraduate students who are majoring in on of these fields and are going to attend an accredited school in Salt Lake County or Utah County, Utah. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: March 31. http://www.salliemae.com/content/salliemaebank

Scholarship for Graduate Students in Aerospace Engineering

Applicants must be graduate students studying aerospace engineering. See website for more specifics on eligibility. Amount: Varies. Deadline: October 20, April 20. http://ssl.jbnu.ac.kr/xe/research_f

Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Research Program

Called (SMART) for short, this scholarship gives out more than 300 scholarships per year to be used for tuition, health insurance, books, and other college related costs. Academic excellence and a high GPA are some of the criteria used to determine eligibility. $25,000 to $41,000 awarded each year.

The Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage minority students to pursue careers in engineering. Applicants must be African-American, Hispanic or Native American high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited engineering program at a four year undergraduate program. Amount: $5,000. Deadline: March 1. http://www.nspe.org

The Raymond Davis Scholarship

This is a scholarship that awards a small stipend to those students pursuing a study in photographic or imaging sciences. Criteria lists that the applicant must be a full time student and have completed at least two years in college before applying. $1,000 awarded annually.

TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship

The purpose is to help current and future engineering students. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, high school seniors or current undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited engineering degree program. Amount: $1,500. Deadline: Varies. http://www.sae.org

Vertical Flight Foundation Engineering Scholarships

This foundation was founded to support the education in rotorcraft and vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft engineering. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited school of engineering and submit a transcript with an academic endorsement. Amount: $1,000-$4,000. Deadline: February 1. http://www.vtol.org

William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are amateur radio operators and are seeking to pursue a bachelor's degree in business, computers, medical, nursing, engineering or science. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated financial need and plan to attend a regionally accredited institution. Amount: Up to $10,000. Deadline: February 1. http://www.arrlf.org

William R. Kimel, P.E. Engineering Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist engineering students from Kansas and Missouri in paying for their education. Applicants must be permanent residents of either state and enrolled in an accredited undergraduate engineering program. This is for students in their junior year only. Amount: $2,500. Deadline: March 1. http://www.nspe.org

William Wrigley Jr. Scholarship/Internship

The purpose of this program is to support African-American engineering, business and chemistry students with scholarships and paid internships. Applicants must be sophomore or juniors at a UNCF member college and demonstrate financial need. Amount: Up to $3,000. Deadline: Varies. http://www.uncf.org

Women in Science and Technology Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support women who are pursuing careers in science and technology. Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years old, and officially accepted into a bachelor's, master's or doctoral program in the state of Virginia. Must be majoring in a related field. Amount: $500 - $1,000. Deadline: April 1. http://www.vabpwfoundation.org

Yasme Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support science and engineering students who are involved in amateur radio. Applicants must have an active amateur radio license and enrolled in a four-year institution. Amount: $2,000. Deadline: February 1. http://www.arrlf.org

The key to securing some of the aeronautical engineering scholarship money that is out there is to apply early and to have the entire component parts already lined up. For example, have three letters of reference already gathered and kept on file. Have a copy of current transcripts ready (both an unofficial and official copy). Lastly, go to the scholarship's website and print out a list of their requirements to see if the applicant meets eligibility criteria. For those willing to put in the time and effort, the money is there to assist the astute aeronautical engineering student in securing the money to go to school.