Scholarships

Scholarships play an important part in furthering students' education. On average, the Department of Aerospace Engineering awards more than $100,000 in student scholarships each academic year. Scholarships in the department are awarded based upon various criteria and reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award.

If you are interested in financially contributing to any of the below-listed scholarships, or if you would like to endow one, please contact the aerospace engineering department at aerospace@engr.psu.edu or 814-865-2569.

The following are brief descriptions of our departmental scholarships:

Aero Pioneers Class of 1944 Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
For full-time undergraduate students of sophomore standing entering their junior year who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering, who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who have a record of active participation in student organizations

Aerospace Engineering General Scholarship
For all undergraduate or graduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering

Lou Borges Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
For full-time undergraduate students entering the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering in their junior year who have a proven financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.0

Brian Chappel and Marion Stone Chappel Scholarship
For all undergraduate students enrolled in aerospace engineering College of Engineering who have achieved superior academic records

Pauling-Eisenhuth Endowed Award in Aerospace Engineering
For all master's degree students pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering whose studies focus on national defense or homeland security

Mary Ilgen Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
For outstanding full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering who have a proven financial need and who have achieved positive academic records

Richard W. Leonhard Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
For all full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering. Undergraduate students must be in their junior or senior year and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be considered.

James Reynolds Norris Memorial Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
For all full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering who have a proven financial need and who show promise of academic success

David J. Peery Memorial Scholarship
For all students enrolled in aerospace engineering with a junior class standing, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who have a record of participation in organizations such as AIAA, Sigma Gamma Tau, AHS, or similar organizations

Carl A. Shollenberger Memorial Scholarship
For all full-time junior and senior students majoring in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering, who are committed to pursuing a career in aerospace engineering and who have a minimum GPA of 3.6

Donald G. and Jayne L. Steva Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
For all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering who have exhibited exemplary academic achievement

Anthony E. Wolk Award
For all undergraduate students of senior standing who are enrolled in aerospace engineering, or a successor program, and who have developed the best thesis among aerospace engineering students. An additional award mayb be given to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership in service to the Department of Aerospace Engineering, or successor academic department.

For more information on scholarships or to make a financial contribution, please contact the department:

814-865-2569
aerospace@engr.psu.edu

 
 

About

The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569