Professional Society Scholarships

Below you will find a list of professional engineering and aviation organizations that offer college scholarships. The following scholarships are sponsored by outside agencies and are not affiliated with Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. We ask that you contact the organization directly with any questions for the scholarships listed.

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Aviation Scholarships

  • Aircraft Electronics Association Scholarships - The AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry. Numerous scholarships are available and each range from $1,000 to more than $35,000.
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Flight Training Scholarship Program - To help support outstanding student pilots, the ASA Flight Training Scholarship, the Jeppesen Flight Training Scholarship, and the Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship, will each award $5,000 to a student pilot pursuing an FAA sport, recreational, or private pilot certificate.
  • ALPA, Air Line Pilots Association International Scholarships
  • Boeing Scholarships
  • Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund -  Captain Jason was a 9/11 hero. A scholarship fund has been initiated providing needed funds to students of aviation whose achievements are based on sound merit and whose resources are limited.  Qualifications for this scholarship are that the candidate must be a full time student at an accredited university and must be majoring in Aviation with an emphasis in Pilot Related Studies. More detailed and extensive information can be obtained at
  • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Scholarships - The EAA Scholarship Program encourages, recognizes and supports excellence among EAA members. Scholarships help outstanding students who demonstrate a financial need to accomplish their goals. More information can be found at
  • General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Scholarships
  • Greater St. Louis Ninety-Nines, The Del Scharr Scholarship is awarded annually by the Greater St. Louis Ninety Nines. A $500 scholarship is given to a female college student who is pursuing a degree in an aviation related field. She must be maintaining at least a B average in her college course work. The scholarship may used for any college-related expense, including, but not limited to, tuition, books, or flight training. Applications for the Del Scharr scholarship can be sent to Libby Yunger by email: (application, letters of recommendations preferably on letterhead, and college transcript).
  • ISA, International Society of Women Airline Pilots Scholarships
  • Missouri State Aviation Council & Missouri Airport Managers AssociationMoSAC and MAMA jointly award a scholarship annually to applicants who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in an aviation-related curriculum at a U.S. college or university. Awards will be made to residents of Missouri and citizens of the U.S. without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin. 
  • National Air Transportation Foundation Scholarships
  • National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education (NCASE)
  • National Business Aviation Association Scholarships - NBAA’s scholarship program, generously supported through Member donors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students, and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation, including pilots, maintenance professionals, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians.
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals - OBAP is dedicated to supporting increased interest and placement in aviation and aerospace careers. Scholarships are an invaluable opportunity to further training and education in STEM related programs and offset the incremental expenses. They offer scholarship opportunities in Flight Operations and Tech Ops.
  • Regional Airline Association (RAA) - Up to three annual scholarships may be awarded by the Regional Airline Association Scholarship to those studying for a career in the airline industry. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts of $3000 per recipient. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin.
  • SMS-Pro Aviation Safety Management Scholarship
  • The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships & Awards
  • The Wichita Aero Club (in partnership with the Wichita Community Foundation)The award is $2,000, is renewable, and online applications are due March 15 annually.
  • WIA, Women in Aviation Scholarships — (men can also apply)

Engineering Scholarships

  • AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • AIChE, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASNT, American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. - offers a $3,000 award, created to provide an incentive to engineering undergraduate students enrolled in engineering programs accredited by ABET or its equivalent to choose NDT as their field of specialization. 
  • IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IIE, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program - 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 offset, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due March 31, 2015.
  • NOAA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to college sophomore students majoring in STEM disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; and computer and information sciences.
  • NSPE, National Society of Professional Engineers
  • SAE International, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Greater Saint Louis Chapter- The goal of this scholarship fund is to provide educational assistance to students who are seeking a degree in engineering and show interest in the fire protection field. It is also intended to promote the fire protection industry by encouraging students who are inclined to become Registered Professional Engineers and practice in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois.
  • SWE, Society of Women Engineers, National Organization - The national SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2015, SWE awarded approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $660,000. Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will open December 1.

  • SWE, Society of Women Engineers, St. Louis Chapter - The St. Louis Society of Women Engineers Professional Section is proud to be sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year with generous support from local St. Louis engineering companies Lion CSG, EFK Moen, Civil Design, Inc. and IDCS. Eligible candidates are female undergraduate engineering students who have completed at least two semesters. The scholarship requires a completed application form, a current resume and academic transcript and a short essay. The student does not have to be a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to apply but must be a member to receive the scholarship. SWE collegiate membership dues are not included with the scholarship. The scholarship application is due April 15th and a recipient will be notified by May 30th.