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 2023 Sackheim Scholarship was awarded to Jordan Holland.

Jordan Holland, a 2023 graduate of Briarwood
Christian High School in
Alabama, has maintained a 4.65 GPA while
in Briarwood’s Wind Ensemble,
Jazz Band, Marching Band, and the band for
the school
’s show choir. She has been the
trumpet section leader for the past two years,
and she is vice president of the Physics Club.
Additionally, she is a member of the Debate
Club, Tutoring Club, National Honor Society,
National Spanish Honor Society, and Mu
Alpha Theta. She has volunteered at Leeds Outreach since her freshman year of high school and has worked as a grocery associate at Publix since June of 2022.

Ms. Holland plans to attend Auburn University to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering, and she aspires to have a career in aeronautical defense.

Congratulations to Ms. Holland! We wish her great success at Auburn!