The Annual AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Engineering Scholarships have been awarded since 2002. The scholarships are intended to promote careers in the aerospace industry by encouraging students to pursue related engineering or science degrees.  Scholarship information and applications are available early-to-mid-Spring, and applications are due by April 30. To be eligible, a candidate must be a high school senior living within the Greater Huntsville Section area, entering an accredited university in the Greater Huntsville Section area, and pursuing an engineering or science degree that would reasonably lead to a career in aeronautics or astronautics. The scholarships have been funded by contributions and by the proceeds of seminars and symposia that the Section has sponsored or cosponsored, and an endowment has been established to aid in supporting these scholarships.

Robert L. Sackheim Engineering, Science, & Math Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is given in memory of Bob Sackheim, an industry giant and a former AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Chair.  The Sackheim Scholarship promotes careers in the aerospace industry by encouraging students to pursue a related engineering or science degree.

The 2022 Sackheim Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Charles Smith.

Mr. Smith, a 2022 graduate of Sparkman High School in Harvest, Alabama, has maintained a 3.88 GPA while playing tuba in the band and serving as stage manager for the theater at Sparkman. Mr. Smith is in Sparkman High School's ACT 30+ Club, the National Honor Society, the leadership team of the Sparkman High School First Priority, and the youth leadership team of the Madison Church of Christ. As an Eagle Scout candidate, he has helped the community through service projects such as building a large deck for a local food bank. Mr. Smith plans to attend Auburn University where he will pursue a degree in aerospace engineering. Congratulations to Mr. Smith! We wish him great success at Auburn!