The Roger W. Kahn Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Roger Kahn (1907–1962) and his passion for aviation and entertainment. Kahn spent the latter part of his career at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation as a test pilot and then managed the technical service and sales division. In the 1940s, Kahn was actively involved with the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (one of the predecessor organizations of AIAA) and later served as its vice president. Kahn also was an accomplished jazz musician as early as the 1920s, composing songs often featured in stage productions and early films, as well as leading numerous orchestras. He became a recording artist for some of the first record labels including Victor, Brunswick, and Columbia.

Grade Level/Age
High School Senior
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Award information


Eligibility Requirements
  • Current high school senior intending to pursue an aerospace or related major at a college or university (must provide proof of enrollment to receive the scholarship funds)
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrated interest in aerospace through extracurricular activities
  • Must have an AIAA High School Membership – It’s Free!
  • Underrepresented students encouraged to apply