AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

Written by Paul Wynns

The AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship was created in 2022 to encourage young women to study aerospace engineering and pursue a career in the aerospace defense industry. The scholarship is named for Marillyn Hewson, former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She joined Lockheed Martin in 1983 as an industrial engineer. During her career she held leadership positions across the corporation, including president and chief operating officer; executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area; president of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; executive vice president of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

AIAA is awarding one $10,000 scholarship to a female high school senior who is intending to pursue an engineering major at a college or university in the United States or one of its territories.

To Apply:

  • Transcript showing your G.P.A. out of a 4.0 scale
  • A 500-1,000 word essay specifying your career objectives and the academic program you want to follow to achieve them
  • Letter of recommendation from teachers, counselors, or professional references. Letters from friends or family will not be accepted.
  • A resume


Currently enrolled high school senior intending to pursue an aerospace STEM Major in one of the following majors:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Minimum high school GPA of 2.50/4.00

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must Demonstrate Financial Need

Should demonstrate an interest in a career in the aerospace defense sector

Multiple awards worth


Application deadline


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a leading professional society for individuals in the fields of aerospace engineering and science. Founded in 1963 through the merger of the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930) and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (founded in 1932), AIAA was established to support the professional needs of those working in aerospace and ...

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