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August 30, 2013, 11:46 am


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High School Flight Training Scholarship!

Posted: April 21, 2018, 8:15 pm

HIGH SCHOOL FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH DONATIONS TO THE AOPA FOUNDATION

This program is part of the AOPA High School Aviation Initiative that works to create and support high school aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, opening career pathways for the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals.

Flight training scholarship applications open February 1, 2018 and close at 12 noon, EDT on May 2, 2018.

APPLY TODAY!

If you are 15 to 18 years old and dream of earning your wings, the AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship Program can help. 

Through the initiative, AOPA will award a minimum of $100,000 in flight training scholarships to deserving high school students who are genuinely passionate about pursuing a pilot’s certificate. Each winner will receive $5,000 toward primary flight training.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Scholarship applicants* must meet all the criteria listed below:

  1. Current high school student, 15 to 18 years old
  2. U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  3. Parent or guardian approval (under 18 years of age)
  4. Not have completed a sport, recreational, glider, or private pilot certificate at the time of application
  5. Minimum GPA of 2.75
  6. Complete solo flight or achieve pilot certificate within one year of receiving the scholarship

* Employees of AOPA and their immediate family members and household members are not eligible to participate in the AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship Program. The term “immediate family members” includes siblings, children, and grandchildren.

APPLY NOW

https://youcanfly.aopa.org/scholarships/ycf-highschool-flight-training-scholarship#eligibility


High School Flight Training Scholarship!

Posted: April 21, 2018, 8:11 pm

AOPA Flying Clubs
Last Chance for Students to Apply for a High School Flight Training Scholarship!
The You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative is helping high school students, ages 15 to 18, reach their aviation goals through the 2018 High School Flight Training Scholarship Program. Pass this information on to a teen you know who is interested in learning to fly.
The You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative will award 20 scholarships, at $5,000 each, to deserving teens who are passionate about earning their primary pilot certificate. Learn more. 
The scholarship application deadline is 12 p.m., EDT, May 2, 2018.
LEARN MORE!
https://youcanfly.aopa.org/scholarships/ycf-highschool-flight-training-scholarship#eligibility

More Universities Added!

Posted: October 6, 2014, 7:52 pm

We are now over 70 collegiate aviation programs listed under resources section.  This is on the left side of this page.
Michael Pearce

New Ohio State YouTube video
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NBAA's Scholarship Programs

Posted: September 6, 2013, 9:35 pm

NBAA's scholarship program, generously supported through Member donors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students, and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation, including pilots, maintenance professionals, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians.

Individuals who have received NBAA scholarships have gone on to even more successful careers in business aviation. “It’s very rewarding to see where these professionals have started and where they are today,” says NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans, who coordinates NBAA scholarships. “Helping one another in this industry is what a career in business aviation is all about.”

Take advantage of these offerings to ascend in your aviation career; apply for an NBAA scholarship today.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

The following scholarship programs have upcoming application deadlines. This page is updated regularly as new applications become available.

NBAA Scholarship Overview

NBAA offers a wide range of scholarship options for current and aspiring business aviation professionals. For details about monetary and training awards, click on the following links or scroll down.

Current NBAA-Sponsored Scholarships for Students

The Association currently offers the following scholarships to highly qualified students studying aviation-related curricula at institutions of higher learning.


Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship:

Target Candidate:UndergradTarget Area within 
Business Aviation:Students pursuing a career in business aviation management at NBAA and UAA institutions.Total Scholarship Award:$5,000: Educational CostsCurrent Application Deadline:July 31,2013 – available Spring 2013Notification/ Award Period:Next scholarship awarded for 2013-2014 academic yearU.S. Citizenship Required?*:YesCandidate Requirements:Full-time undergraduate enrollment or acceptance into an aviation management program at a NBAA and UAA member school; Rising sophomore or higher standing; Minimum GPA – 3.0

* US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship:

Target Candidate:UndergradTarget Area within 
Business Aviation:Aviation students who demonstrate honesty, integrity, and selflessness.Total Scholarship Award:Five awards of $4,500: Educational CostsCurrent Application Deadline:July 31,2013 – available Spring 2013Notification/ Award Period:Awarded each FallU.S. Citizenship Required?*:YesCandidate Requirements:Full-time undergraduate enrollment in an aviation-related program at a NBAA and UAA member institution; Rising sophomore or higher standing; Minimum GPA – 3.0

* US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship:

Target Candidate:UndergradTarget Area within 
Business Aviation:Studies in aviation-related curricula at NBAA and UAA institutions.Total Scholarship Award:Five awards of $1,000: Educational CostsCurrent Application Deadline:November 1, 2013, available Spring 2013Notification/ Award Period:Next scholarship awarded Spring, 2014U.S. Citizenship Required?*:YesCandidate Requirements:Full-time undergraduate enrollment in an aviation-related program at a NBAA and UAA member institution; Sophomore or higher standing; Minimum GPA – 3.0

* US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship:

Target Candidate:1: Student enrolled in A&P Part 147 program; 
1: Accepted but not enrolled in A&P programTarget Area within 
Business Aviation:Business Aviation Maintenance TechnicianTotal Scholarship Award:Two awards of $2,500: Educational CostsCurrent Application Deadline:Awarded each FallNotification/ Award Period:July 31, 2013, available Spring 2013U.S. Citizenship Required?*:YesCandidate Requirements:Officially enrolled in an accredited A&P program or accepted for enrollment by an approved FAR Part-147 school.

* US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

NBAA and Conklin & de Decker established the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship to benefit undergraduates pursuing careers in business aviation management at NBAA- and University Aviation Association (UAA)-affiliated institutions. The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Al Conklin, U.S. Air Force veteran, co-founder of Conklin & de Decker and business aviation leader for more than 60 years.

The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship was created in 2001 by NBAA and the family and friends of the late Lawrence Ginocchio to honor his outstanding personal contribution to the business aviation community. The scholarship benefits undergraduate students officially enrolled at NBAA/ UAA-member institutions.

Named for Janice Barden, an active participant in the business aviation community for decades, the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship benefits undergraduates studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA/UAA-member institutions.

NBAA named the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship for a retired NBAA staff member who was active in maintenance issues during his nearly 20-year tenure at the Association. This scholarship annually benefits two recipients: a student who currently is enrolled in an accredited airframe and powerplant (A&P) program at an approved FAR Part 147 school, and a second individual who is currently not enrolled but has been accepted for enrollment in an A&P program.

For More Information

Click on the links above to individual scholarship pages. For companies wishing to donate funds or training awards in support of NBAA scholarships, and for all other questions, contact NBAA at (202) 783-9250 or [email protected].

Collegiate aviation students get free AOPA membership

Posted: August 30, 2013, 11:46 am

August 28, 2013

By Benét J. Wilson

AOPA and the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD) are partners in a new Collegiate Alliance that will provide all incoming freshmen in the university’s aviation and aerospace science program with a free AOPA membership. With more than 500 students, MSUD’s program is one of the largest baccalaureate aviation and aerospace programs in the nation, and the largest in AOPA’s Northwest Mountain Region.

The alliance was created as a way for AOPA to collaborate with the collegiate aviation community to ensure the long-term health of the aviation industry by educating, supporting and preparing its future leaders. Through the new alliance, MSUD’s Aviation and Aerospace Science Department students will benefit from AOPA’s comprehensive suite of industry-leading resources and expertise. MSUD students will receive additional support to reinforce and improve their educational performance and career planning opportunities.

Additionally, as a collegiate alliance partner, MSUD will have the opportunity to receive either marketing, promotional or scholarship support aimed at enhancing and growing MSUD’s aviation and aerospace science program.

“AOPA is committed to the future of general aviation, and works with a variety of educational institutions, museums and other organizations to develop and grow the next generation of aviation enthusiasts and professionals through programs like AV8RS and partnerships with the Experimental Aircraft Association,” said AOPA Northwest Mountain Region Manager David Ulane, an alum of MSUD’s Aviation and Aerospace Science program.

Ulane participated in the university’s new aviation and aerospace new student orientation on Aug. 16, the only department-specific orientation conducted at the university. During the half-day event, incoming students heard from many industry experts on tools for success in their aviation careers, and Ulane introduced the students to their new memberships. Other participants in the event included Jeppesen CEO Mark VanTine and United Airlines Captain Mike McCasky.

For additional information on the AOPA Collegiate Alliance program, please contact Lauren Otto, Director of New Market Development at 301-695-2132 or via email.

Topics AOPA Membership, AOPA Partners, Pilot Youth and Introductory

Auburn University Aviation Program Preserved

Posted: August 16, 2013, 5:28 am

In our June 13 we were told you about Auburn University's plans to eliminate its Professional Flight Management program, the nation's oldest continuously operated aviation program and Alabama's only four-year accredited aviation program. Thanks to your efforts, the program now has the university's support.

"We're just really excited to hear the university will be fully supporting both programs, not only the aviation management program but the flight program as well," said Jason Mohrman, pilot with United Airlines and Auburn aviation alumnus, in an article published in the Opelika-Auburn News.

Auburn Provost Timothy Boosinger stated in a letter that qualified instructors have been hired to support the program as it adds permanent faculty. He said Auburn will seek authority to certify its aviation graduates for an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with reduced flight experience based on their education at Auburn.

Boosinger also addressed the continued need for resources and support for the programs. He said these options could include raising tuition, fees or operational costs and asking for support from alumni and industry supporters.

Aviation Scholarships

Posted: May 10, 2013, 7:25 pm

Scholarship Applications

The first, and sometimes most difficult, step to being awarded any scholarship is simply completing the application process by the posted deadline. By meeting the initial deadline, an applicant demonstrates responsibility and respect for the sponsor. Try to place yourself in the shoes of the scholarship sponsor. Would you award funding to a person that didn't follow the application submission process? Applications that are late or incomplete will, most likely, never be considered. With scholarships that barely have any applicant submissions, providing the correct material by the deadline could be the only barrier to becoming the recipient.

On the other hand, well-known scholarships have so many qualified applicants that selecting a recipient becomes a cumbersome process for the sponsor. After submitting an application, being selected to receive the scholarship is merely a factor of standing out in a crowd. Be sure to give personal touches to your writing anytime an essay is required. An initial catch phrase or a unique story helps the sponsor remember your words when it comes time to choose the recipient from a stack of status quo applications.

To help you with finding and applying for aviation scholarships, AOPA has compiled a list of aviation scholarships and the contact information associated with each. The listing below is intended to help you to begin your search for financial assistance in the form of scholarship opportunities. You can find more institution-specific scholarship listings from your school's financial aid office.

AOPA Scholarships

AOPA Flight Training Scholarships

Aviation Scholarships

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Scholarships

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Scholarships

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Scholarships

National Gay Pilots Association Scholarships

Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots Scholarships

University Aviation Association (UAA) Scholarship Listing

Women in Aviation, International Scholarship Listing

Dream Wings Scholarship
Contact: Kris Chana
13249 Fieldstone Road
Fort Worth, TX 76244
817.201.3113
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.dreamwings.org
Application deadline: March
Amount awarded: (1) $1,000 scholarship annually

Girls with Wings 
1275 Andrews Avenue 
Lakewood, OH 44107-2403 
216/221-0577; fax 216/221-3770 
Contact: Linda Meeks 
E-mail: [email protected] 
Website: http://girlswithwings.com
Amount awarded: Two $1,000 scholarships

The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarships
Contact: Cheryl Homer Wilson, Executive Director
800/388-1647
Website: www.leroywhomerjr.org/scholarships.html 
Approximate application deadline: February 28
Amount(s) awarded: (3) $3,500-$6,000

Harold S. Wood Scholarship
Contact: Kelly Wargo, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
1400 K Street, NW
Suite 801
Washington, DC 20005
202/393-1500
E-mail: [email protected]
Approximate application deadline: April
Amount(s) awarded: (1) $1000 scholarship awarded annually. Must be a member of a NIFA team.

Whirly Girls Helicopter Add-on Flight Training Scholarship
Contact: Patricia Calder, VP Scholarship
Website: www.whirlygirls.org 
E-mail: [email protected] 
Application deadline: October 1 

Regional scholarships

The Alaska Airmen’s Association

Aero Club of New England

Montana Department of Transportation

Minnesota Aviation Trades Association Flight Scholarship 
Attention: Scholarship Committee
PO Box11945 
Saint Paul, MN 55111  
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/mnaviationtrades/Home/scholarships 
Award(s) and amount(s): $2,000

Would you like to add your scholarship to this resource list? Please email [email protected].


Michael Pearce

Yes it is!

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Donna Meyerhoeffer

This is great information for students who are thinking of studying aviation. Great job!

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