ASA Scholarship

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Emily Jewell and Clark Harris Win ASA’s 2015 Scholarships

The ASA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that Emily Jewell an Engineering Mechanics / Mathematics Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin has won the 2015 Edward A. O’Connor Jr. Founder’s scholarship, and Clark J. Harris a Mechanical Engineering Sophomore at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana has won the Rockwell Collins scholarship. They were selected from a field of over 40 applicants and represent excellence for America’s future aerospace engineers.

ASA thanks Rockwell Collins for their generous donation that make these scholarships possible.

ASA’s Scholarship Program

An integral part of the mission of the Aerospace States Association (ASA) is to:

…support and develop initiatives that significantly enhance student and teacher education in space and aeronautics and increases the number of students in the pipeline.

In light of that component of the mission statement, it is proposed that ASA establish a scholarship with terms and conditions as follows:

  • A $2,000 ASA scholarship, to be competed for, and awarded annually to up to two students pursuing an aerospace-related education.
  • The scholarship/s shall be available each year.  The student can only win once.
  • The Education Committee of ASA will administer the scholarship competition.
  • The ASA delegate/alternate from each member state shall publicize the scholarship through the state’s aerospace-related institutions of higher learning, career centers, and/or other appropriate entities.
  • The candidate’s application for the scholarship shall include community-related activities, school-related activities, grade point average, field of study and an official transcript.  An academic-based, personal letter of recommendation shall also accompany the application.  These documents shall be sent to the attention of the ASA Education Committee Chair at the address on the application form for review.
  • The applicant may only be an entering sophomore or junior in an undergraduate degree program pursuing study in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace related fields.
  • Scholarship candidate’s application should be submitted to the ASA Education Committee Chair by April 30th of each year.
  • The scholarship would be made available for the fall school term of the year under consideration.
  • The scholarship shall be awarded in the form of a check made out to the scholarship awardee/awardees appropriate school, and it shall be understood that the funds are for tuition and books only.
  • The ASA member state of the recipient shall consider staging a presentation of the scholarship in the recipient’s state with the presence of the ASA representative/organization and the Lt. Governor, where applicable.

7 thoughts on “ASA Scholarship”

  1. My daughter has her BA in Aviation Admin and has had coop experience with the Memphis Airport Authority and experience scheduling SIM training for pilots at FedEx. She wants to get her MA in an aviation related field. Are there any scholarships for which she may apply? She is a member of Women in Aviation. Thanks.

  2. Hello,

    I am a fourth year at the University of Virginia pursuing a degree in Astrophysics. I have two questions.
    1. Is it too late to turn in an application? I realize the Jan 15 deadline has been extended, but to what date?
    2. I will be graduating this May but hope to fund research I am currently conducting here at the University. Can this scholarship be awarded to someone in my circumstance?

    Thank you and I look forward to your response.

    Dante Earle

  3. Dear Sirs,
    Can you please give me more information on the scholarship that is availible. I tried to go through the link, but could not get thru.
    Thank You,
    Don Bennett Jr

    1. The scholarship program deadline was extended to February 28 this year and we are about to make a selection. I have read your comments and know that there are worthy applicants in High School who want to get into engineering programs and in graduate school. Our education committee is reviewing our scholarship program criteria and application procedures and will be making changes for next year. Stay tuned for an update.

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