The Futures Awards aims to widen opportunities for careers in aerospace by making financial awards in the field of aeronautics, astronautics, aerospace and aviation management. 

The purpose of the Futures Scholarship is to:

  • Enable an individual looking to conduct an activity to increase their employability in the aviation, aerospace and space sector but who is demonstrably constrained by financial circumstances.
  • Provide essential funding to meet a need or a project.
  • Increase diversity in the aerospace sector.
  • Supporting excellence and the prospect of a worthwhile result.
  • Supporting the future of aerospace.

At a glance

  • Funding valueVarious awards - please see website
  • Suitable for Applicants fromEU, Rest of world, UK
  • Deadline07 Jun 2024
  • Funding provider(s)Royal Aeronautical Society


What it covers

Funding could be used for apprenticeship costs, university tuition fees, internship/placement costs or specialist educational programmes related to Aviation & Aerospace.

Who can apply

Applicants are required to be registered member of the Royal Aeronautical Society - You will need your membership number. 

Further information

Each year students can be awarded several named awards:

  • The Robert Blackburn Award - for aeronautical engineering study;
  • The Alan Snudden Award - air transport and aircraft maintenance engineering and related fields such as safety, human factors and airworthiness;
  • The GP Olley Award - for aviation medicine;
  • The British Aviation Group Scholarships - that educates and inspires the next generation of young people through Aviation, Aerospace & STEM. 

How to apply

The annual deadline for applications is usually the beginning of June. 

Please visit the Royal Aeronautical Society website to download the application form and further guidance on the application process.