Aerospace engineering student awarded NASA scholarship

Photo of Alejandro AzocarAlejandro Azocar, an undergraduate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a 2013 NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Undergraduate Award under the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program.

Azocar is one of 25 students nationwide selected to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. This scholarship program, which is in its sixth year, is designed to aid undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics and aviation. Recipients are selected from more than 350 applications.

The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is managed by NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) and The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which works with NASA to administer the program. Work conducted at ARMD is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation’s air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools and technologies to support future air and space vehicles. The scholarship program’s purpose is to help advance the nation’s aeronautics enterprise by investing in the educational development of the future aeronautics workforce.

The scholarship includes tuition funds up to $15,000 per year for twi years for educational and related costs.