Aerospace Academy Summer Program Application

Aerospace Academy
Summer Program Application

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Application due date: June 3, 2024   EXTENDED


The Aerospace Academy is a special summer academic experience held from July 8 to July 18, 2024. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) every Monday through Thursday. The purpose of the academy is to expose students to the possibilities of becoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals in the future by directly immersing themselves in the aerospace industry and culture that The Aerospace Corporation provides.

Participants will complete activities and solve educational prompts that relate to real-world technical problems. In this virtual two-week program, participants will gain an understanding of ground systems and interactions between the space and ground segments through lessons presented by Aerospace employees. Participants will work independently and in teams, alongside Aerospace interns, to complete a hands-on activity and final project demonstrating their knowledge. Selection is based on academic performance, community service, and leadership potential.


  1. Must reside in the United States while participating in the program
  2. Currently attend a Title I school and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  3. Must have access to an electronic device (computer) and stable internet
  4. Must have their own email address
  5. Be enrolled in 12th grade for the 2024–2025 school year or have graduated 12th grade in 2024

Each individual must complete the four-part application: (1) general information; (2) personal statement; (3) participant consent form; and (4) recommendation by a teacher, counselor, or administrator from the school of attendance. The deadline for the applications is Monday, June 3, 2024.

  1. Timeline
  • Applications are due no later than Monday, June 3, 2024.
  • A selection committee of volunteers will read and select the most qualified applicants for the Aerospace Academy. Although the event is open to all qualifying students nationwide, priority will be given to first-generation college students (that is, neither parent attended a four-year college). 
  • Participants will be notified by email and must accept or decline their participation.

Additional responsibilities 

  • Participants must use their own email to communicate with event organizers.
  • Student participants may not share the event link or meeting details with others not accepted to the program and who have not complied with the security requirements.


The application may be submitted by the applicant (over the age of 13).