Smead Scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder represent the best and brightest minds in aerospace. They are nationally-recognized for their research and character, with alumni spanning the nation both geographically and across the aerospace sector.
Each year, after the regular Fall PhD application window closes, a small group of prospective aerospace PhD students are hand-selected and invited to apply to this prestigious program. Finalists are chosen based on a combination of factors including academic achievement, research experience, and demonstrated leadership skills. Only two individuals are chosen annually for this award, which provides full tuition coverage, a research stipend, programming, and dedicated staff support.
Being a Smead Scholar is a journey of pushing through boundaries and building character to become a future leader of the field.