The Tripoli Rocketry Association is a 501(c)(3) corporation supporting hobby rocketry. One component of its charter is furthering educational opportunities that are part of this high-tech hobby. As one part of this mission, the Tripoli Rocketry Association has created a scholarship fund in honor of past Director Erik Gates. Erik lived a full, active life but died in a tragic work-related accident. His contributions to promoting high-powered rocketry and representing our hobby professionally and positively will forever be appreciated. The Erik Gates Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards an educational scholarship to assist in the continued education of the award recipient.