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Grants, Awards, and Scholarships


  • The American Rocketry Challenge Title I Grants

    To bring this STEM opportunity to more students, The American Rocketry Challenge has developed a grant program to help Title I schools across the country compete in the 2020 competition. These grants will provide your school with the resources needed to launch a rocketry program, including an opportunity to secure initial funding. By starting a rocketry program at your school, you will be inspiring and challenging your students to think more critically, systematically, and opening up a pathway to explore STEM careers.

    This year 40 grants of $2,500 will be given away, with 30 dedicated to new Title I schools and ten for Title I schools that have previously competed.

    To learn more, go to

  • AIAA Foundation Classroom Grants

    The AIAA Foundation believes that one of the most significant means to inspire and advance the future of Aerospace is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational need of students. Each school year, AIAA awards grants of up to $500 to worthy projects that significantly influence student learning, like competing in The American Rocketry Challenge! The deadline to apply is January 17, 2020

    For more information, please visit

  • Bill Spadafora Memorial Fund

    The Bill Spadafora Memorial Fund, established by members of Central Massachusetts Spacemodeling Society (CMASS) to honor its long-time president and his life-long commitment to NAR and the sport of rocketry seeks to promote rocketry education by funding TARC and SLI teams in the New England area. The deadline to apply is December 15th.

    Click here for more information from the CMASS website. 

  • AAPT High School Physics Teacher Grant

    The America Association of Physics Teachers works to encourage high school teacher to experiment and improve on their teaching practices. This grant exists to help provide funds to kick start the implementation of these practices.

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Scholarships, Fellowships, and College Grants

  • National Space Grant and Fellowship Program

    Established by Congress in 1988 and implemented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (also known as Space Grant) contributes to the nation’s science enterprise by funding research, education, and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia. These consortia administer programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The consortia’s 820 affiliates include 531 academic institutions and 80 businesses. Other partners include state and local government agencies, other federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, Space Grant has awarded over 12,000 U.S. citizens with tuition assistance in science, engineering, and related fields of study.

    Go to for more information.

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University The American Rocketry Challenge Scholarship

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides merit scholarships of up to $5,000 annually to students currently participating in The American Rocketry Challenge. This application is for first-year college students who plan on attending one of Embry-Riddle’s residential campuses starting in the Fall semester.

    Click here to download the application form.