Aerospace student receives AIAA Foundation top female scholar award

Published: Sep 29, 2008 4:05:00 PM
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Judith Bailey

Judith Bailey

Judith Bailey, a senior studying aerospace engineering at Auburn University, has received the $2,000 Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation. The scholarship is awarded each year to the foundation's top female scholarship applicant.

Bailey, who hopes to become an astronaut, is also studying Russian as a foreign language minor. She recently received the $23,000 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, to study in Russia during the 2008-2009 academic year. The Rotary Foundation's Ambassadorial Scholarships program is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program.

The AIAA Foundation presents 30 scholarships to students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in aeronautics and astronautics. The institute serves over 35,000 members in 65 regional sections and 79 countries. AIAA membership is drawn from all levels of industry, academia, private research organizations and government.

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