In 2003, the Royal Aeronautical Society launched the Centennial Scholarship Fund in celebration of one hundred years of flight and to look forward to the next generation of aerospace pioneers and experts in the 21st Century.

There are two Centennial Scholarship categories: individual and team

Individual awards

Bursaries to cover some of the cost of final year tuition fees. Masters level study (e.g. MSc or MEng year) will be considered for funding for aerospace/aeronautical engineering students (whose undergraduate qualification is BEng).  For BA/BSc students (e.g. aviation management, air transport, aircraft maintenance and other specialist relevant degrees) students may apply for the final undergraduate year i.e. the third year of the course or for a separate MSc programme following completion of their undergraduate degree. For a PhD, applications are considered for the final year of the course.


- Applicants should have completed at least two years of study in an aerospace-related field

- All applications need to be accompanied by a supporting statement/offer letter from the university confirming admission

- Two written references on headed paper are compulsory for individual applicants - At least one referee should be a Fellow or Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society

- Membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society is a condition of entry for all individual applications

Team awards

Nominations are also welcome for projects of national reach which aim to encourage and increase the number of young people in the fields of aviation and/or aerospace engineering and relevant subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

We run one series of Centennial Scholarship applications annually and this year the closing date for applications is 31 May 2018. For more information on applying please click here or contact Scott Phillips.

30 April 2018