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Aviation Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships Offered by School of Aeronautics


 

Scholarships Offered by Outside Organizations

  • General Aeronautics

    Eugene S. Kropf Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Enrolled in an aviation-related curriculum at a UAA member college or university
    • Amount: $500
    • Deadline: June 15

    National Aviation Explorer Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Applicant must be currently registered and active in an Aviation Explorer post
    • Amount: $5,000 - $10,000
    • Deadline: March 31
  • Aviation Maintenance

    David Arver Memorial Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: April 1

    Field Aviation Co., Inc. Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: April 1

    Chuck Peacock Memorial Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an aviation management program
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: April 1

    Johnny Davis Memorial Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: April 1

    Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: April 1

    L3 Aviation Products Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a high school, College or vocational/technical school student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Flight Training

    Pioneers of Flight Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be in their sophomore or junior year who are enrolled in a full-time aviation degree program at an accredited four-year college or university; a high academic achiever with a 3.0 GPA or better, on a 4.0 scale; able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation
    • Amount: Two $1,000
    • Address: 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW; Suite 900; Washington, DC 20006
    • Contact
    • Deadline: Last Friday in December

    Bill Cowden Memorial Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Applicant must hold a current Private Pilot Certificate and plan to pursue advanced training in aviation
    • Contact: info@cfdunncounty.org
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Deadline: May 1

     The Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship

    • Contact: KJSoloScholarship@ninety-nines.org
    • Award: $3,000, and:
      • a Lightspeed Aviation Zulu3 ANR aviation headset
      • a King School flight training course
      • a set of Barry Schiff aviation books autographed by the author
    • Deadline(s): July 1
  • Military

    AMVETS Veterans or Active Duty, Including Guard and Reserve Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Must be a Veteran or Active Duty, including Guard and Reserve
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Contact: lbonaparte@amvets.org
    • Deadline: April 30

    Air Force ROTC Scholarships

    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Varies

    AFAS Merit Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Incoming college and university freshmen students who have already successfully completed both parts of the Arnold Education Grant application may be considered for a Merit Scholarship; Actually receiving an Arnold Education Grant is not a pre-requisite to receipt of a Merit Scholarship. A student can be awarded a Merit Scholarship without receiving the needs-based Arnold Education Grant
    • Contact: ed@afas-hq.org
    • Amount: Ten $5,000
    • Deadline: April 30

    NCOA Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Children and spouses of current members of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association
    • Contact: tkish@ncoausa.org
    • Amount: $900 per school year
    • Deadline: March 31

    AAAA Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: Must be a current member of the AAAA, or the spouse of a current AAAA member or deceased member or the son or daughter of a current member or deceased member, or the grandchild of a current member or deceased member, or the unmarried sibling of a current member or deceased member
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: May 1
    • Notes: Recommended to submit pre-qualification form by April 1
  • Minorities

    NHCFAE FEEA Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: NHCFAE members, current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses. Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors. Dependents must be full-time students. Employees may be part-time. Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school. The course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year, or graduate degree. 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Please place all of the required materials unfolded, in the same 9″x12″ (or larger) envelope. No staples, no paper clips, no folding.
    • Amount: $1,000 per student
    • Address: NHCFAE-FEEA Scholarship Program, 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80227

    Women in Aviation

     

    WIA Foundation Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Rising junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, math or science; Must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application; Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories and plan to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year; Must be female of any nationality
    • Contact: info@womeninaerospacefoundation.org
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Deadline: June 18
  • Other

    Air Line Pilots Association Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: Sons or daughters of medically retired, long-term disabled or deceased pilot members of the Air Line Pilots Association.

    Pioneers of Flight Scholarship

    • Eligibility: College students in their sophomore or junior year who are enrolled in a full-time aviation degree program at an accredited four-year college or university, high academic achiever with a 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale, able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation.
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Address: 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006
    • Contact:
    • Deadline: Last Friday in December

    Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship

    • Eligibility: college student currently enrolled in an aviation program, a high academic achiever with a "B" average or better, and recommended by an aviation professional, although direct applications are acceptable. Residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois will be given preference.
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Address: 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006
    • Contact:
    • Deadline: Last Friday in November

    NATA Business Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Be 18 years of age or older, be nominated and endorsed by a representative of a Regular or Associate Member Company of the NATA, possess a Student Pilot Certificate (or higher) with a third-class medical certificate if applying for pilot certificates or ratings, demonstrate a commitment to general aviation, submit two or more letters of recommendations, submit a 500-word maximum essay or resume
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Address: 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006
    • Contact:
    • Deadline: Last Friday in December

    Navigate Your Future Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Be a senior in high school planning a career in the general aviation field, be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university, submit the letter of acceptance from the college or university, be able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Address: 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006
    • Contact:
    • Deadline: Last Friday in June

    Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Be enrolled in an accredited college/university, be enrolled in a flight program through the college/university with aspirations to become a professional pilot (general or commercial aviation), have a private pilot's license (a copy must be included in the application the packet), have a GPA of 3.0 or greater (applicant must submit an official transcript), submit an essay about aviation, your goals and dreams and why you should receive this scholarship, complete the official application. If applying as an incoming freshman, provide the acceptance letter from the college/university at which the applicant will be attending and an official high school transcript.
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Address: 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006
    • Contact:
    • Deadline: Last Friday in March

    Flight Training Scholarships

    Funded by donations to AOPA

    • Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, and at least 16 years of age at the time of application. There are no exceptions to this. If you will not be 16 years old by May 31, 2017, then you are not eligible to apply. You must also hold a current FAA Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application and be a current member of AOPA at both the time of application and when the scholarship is awarded. You cannot have completed the FAA practical test/checkride at the time of application.
    • Amount: $2,500—$5,000
    • Contact: FTscholarship@aopa.org
    • Deadline: April 2

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