United States Air Force Colonel Rick Husband NASA Photo

Husband-Boeing Honors Scholarship

The Husband-Boeing Honors Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Boeing Company to honor United States Air Force Colonel Rick Husband, a Fresno State engineering alumnus. Colonel Husband was the commander of the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle, which disintegrated after re-entry from a mission in 2003, killing all members of the crew. The scholarship emphasizes in its recipients three attributes of the Columbia crew members: academic excellence, professional leadership and engaged service.