AIAA Establishes Neil Armstrong Scholarship Endowment Fund

Reston, Va., August 30, 2012 (AIAA PR) – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation (AIAA Foundation), at the request of the family of Neil A. Armstrong, who was the first person to set foot on the Moon, and an AIAA Honorary Fellow, has established the Neil Armstrong Scholarship Endowment Fund.

“We are honored to have been selected by the Armstrong family as one of three recipients of gifts made in memory of Neil Armstrong,” said Robert S. Dickman, executive director of AIAA. “Donations will fund the Neil Armstrong Scholarship Endowment Fund, to help ensure that the students of today have the opportunity to pursue the education that will be necessary for them to follow in Neil’s footsteps as the aerospace leaders of tomorrow.”

To make your memorial gift to the Neil Armstrong Scholarship Endowment Fund, please visit or call 703.264.7518.

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