Aerospace Engineering Student Receives National Scholarships

By Associated Engineering Press

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Jackson A. Morris, a junior from Naperville, Illinois, studying aerospace engineering and mechanics was selected to receive the Ellis F. Hitt Digital Avionics Scholarship from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Founded in 1963, AIAA annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs related to aerospace.

Also, for the second year in a row Morris will receive a scholarship from the Redstone Chapter of the American Helicopter Society, the world’s only international technical society for engineers, scientists and others working on vertical flight technology.

Additionally, he will receive the Walter Beall Foundation award for the third year in a row by the Fleet Reserve Association. This award is given to a student who is a descendent of a Naval Fleet Reserve member.

Currently, Morris is completing an internship for the Boeing South Carolina, where Boeing Company fabricates, assembles and installs parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: July 18, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Students