Future STEM Leaders Scholarship

Providing financial assistance and mentorship to underrepresented and underprivileged students studying STEM disciplines.
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Note: The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to Monday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Today’s students will chart our nation’s future in space.  Are you ready to take your place in space?

The Aerospace STEM Endowment Fund was established in 2015 to support students pursuing an education and career in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. Aerospace is building upon its successful scholarship program in the Los Angeles area by extending our ongoing commitment to promoting STEM across the nation in locations where Aerospace has major offices.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a professional mentorship opportunity for high school students during their senior year, and to provide financial assistance to underrepresented and underprivileged students studying STEM disciplines at a four-year college or university.  


STEM Scholarship Requirements   

The Future STEM Leaders Scholarship program provides a one-time, $5,000 scholarship to a selected high school student at each of the following four (4) locations: Huntsville, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque, NM; Chantilly, VA or Arlington/Alexandria, VA. The scholarship funds are distributed after high school graduation and acceptance into a four-year college or university.  Funds are non-renewable.  

Aerospace’s support for the scholarship recipient doesn’t stop with just financial assistance. The recipient is also matched with Aerospace employees who act as academic mentors and life coaches, becoming an important emotional and educational support system for the student as they navigate the college admissions process in their senior year, and later as they settle into college life and consider the working world. 

Submission Criteria  

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S. and have permanent residence status within a 20-mile radius of Huntsville, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque, NM; or Arlington/Alexandria, VA.  
  • Applicants must be high school juniors on an educational track to apply in their senior year to a full-time program at a four-year college or university. 
  • Applicants must have a record of leadership and active participation in community-service activities. 
  • Applicants must be interested in pursuing a degree in the physical sciences, computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics. 
  • Applicants must submit a complete Scholarship Application, including all supporting documents, no later than the application due date. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance or evidence of another obstacle 

Selection is based on academic performance, community service and leadership potential.  

Application due date: The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to Monday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

We experienced a technical issue over the weekend due to an invalid email address.  We invite individuals to resubmit their applications to: [email protected].

To download the application, click here

Do you have questions?

e-mail: [email protected]