Foundation / Corporation
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and National Association of Rocketry (NAR)
Opportunity for USA student teams to win prizes in a hands-on engineering competition. Teams may be comprised of students enrolled in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by schools, nonprofits, and youth organizations. Competing teams will have the opportunity to design, build, and launch model rockets and get hands-on experience solving engineering problems.
Students work together in teams the same way aerospace engineers do. Over a period of several months, they experience the engineering process and compete through qualifying flights of their rockets with thousands of peers all across the country for the opportunity to participate in the culminating national fly-off event.
The rules vary slightly each year to provide a new challenge to competitors. The 2020 rules require teams to design, build, and launch a model rocket that carries one raw egg to an altitude of 800 feet, stays airborne for 40 - 43 seconds, and return the rocket to the ground safely with the egg intact.
GrantWatch ID#: 159787
Grant Prize: A big trophy, $20,000 for the team, $1,000 for the school, and tan all-expense-paid trip to represent the United States in the International Rocketry Challenge, hosted at the Farnborough International Air Show in 2020.
2nd Place : $15,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school
3rd Place: $12,500.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school
4th Place: $10,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school
5th Place: $7,500.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school
6th - 10th place: $5,000.00 for the team, $1,000.00 for the school
Other special awards can be found at: https://rocketcontest.org/prizes-and-awards/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions, contact:
Program Manager Jeremy Davis at
RocketContest@aia-aerospace.org or 703-358-1000.
Aerospace Industries Association
Attn: Team America Rocketry Challenge
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1700
Arlington, Virginia 22209
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