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AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards

AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards is open to graduate students in engineering/science graduate studies. Three awards are given every year. Students can receive the award only once.

The annual awards recognize the Wright brother's aeronautical achievements and contributions to the evolution of flight. Candidates may be pursuing either a master's or doctoral degree in engineering or science. They must have completed at least 1 academic quarter or semester of full-time graduate-level college work and have a research topic approved. A GPA of 3.30 or above is required.

Eligible students may apply by completing an online application along with a 500-1,000 word typewritten essay, outlining the applicant’s career objectives and academic program required to achieve the career objectives. A research outline must be included, and 3 professional letters of recommendation are required.

The awards are given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a professional society for the field of aerospace engineering. The AIAA was founded in 1963 from the merger of two earlier societies and currently has more than 30,000 members among aerospace professionals worldwide.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000.

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