Aviation Scholarship Information for Students Pursuing a Career in Aviation or Flight Training
Aviation Scholarships. There are various aviation/aerospace organizations and clubs
that suits many interests and backgrounds that offer scholarships
to students, its members, and members’ dependents. Most
scholarships are not well publicized. If you are searching
for aviation/aerospace scholarships, you should search for
organizations and clubs in your career field (i.e. flight,
ATC, maintenance, etc.), contact them, and ask if they offer
any scholarships for students.
This is temporary listing of aviation scholarships for you to browse provided by Sedgwick Hines of AvScholars.com. This list contains brief information about each award. The eligibility requirements for each scholarship are different. You must contact the organization offering the scholarship for further information.
You can obtain more information by visiting the organization’s web site, calling, or writing. Before applying for a scholarship, it is important that you read and meet the eligibility requirements outlined for that award.
|General eligibility requirements for some aviation scholarships include, not limited to:|
|•||U.S. Citizen or legal resident|
|•||Enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college, university, or flight school as an undergraduate student|
|•||Demonstrate financial need|
|•||Enrollment status is equal to at least half-time (6 credit hrs) student|
|•||Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average|
|•||College curriculum leading to a 2-year, 4-year, or postgraduate degree in an aviation-related career|
Note: AvScholars does not provide further information for any scholarships, so please do not contact us requesting an application or further contact information for these organizations.
AEF, 1501 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22209-1198, 703-247-5839 – AEF provides 800 scholarships and grants to flight students and educators. Special attention given to military applicants.
AIRCRAFT ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (AEAEF)
AEAEF, 4217 S. Hocker, Independence MO 64055; (816) 373-6565 - The AEAEF offers twenty seven scholarships totaling over $66,000 to graduating high school seniors and enrolled college students, seeking degrees in the field of aviation maintenance, avionics, and aircraft repair. Deadline to apply is before March of each year.
AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY'S EDUCATION GRANT
Air Force Aid Society’s Education Grant, 1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Suite #202, Arlington, VA 22202-3410; (800) 429-9475. The Air Force Aid Society provides $1,500 grants to dependent children of active, retired, or deceased members of the Air Force Aid Society. In addition, the grants require financial need and full-time student status. Applications are available by writing to the above address before March of each year.
AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ALPA Scholarship Program, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036; (703) 689-2270. The Airline Pilots Association offers a four-year renewable $3,000 scholarship to students who are children of medically retired or deceased pilot members of the Airline Pilots Association. The executive committee will also consider freshman college students; high school seniors should apply during the second semester of their senior year. The deadline to apply is before April of each year.
AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL-NORTH AMERICA (ACI-NA) COMMISSIONERS ROUNDTABLE SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. David NewMyer, College of Applied Sciences and Art, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-6632; (618) 453-8898. The ACI-NA offers five annual scholarships up to $2,000 for enrolled undergraduates seeking a career in airport management. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Deadline to apply is before December of each year.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOC. (ATCA)
Air Traffic Control Association, Scholarship Fund Inc., 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite. 711, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 522-5717. ATCA offers $600-$2,500 awards to promising students in an aviation related degree program. Successful candidates will have scholastic achievement, financial need, and the drive to succeed in the aviation industry. Deadline to apply is before May of each year.
Alpha Eta Rho Scholarship
Alpha Eta Rho, National Headquarters, 4627 Ocean Blvd., #220, San Diego, CA 92109. - Alpha Eta Rho offers five annual $500 scholarships to active members of the Alpha Eta Rho.
ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES (AAAE)
601 Madison St., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 824-0500. The AAAE Foundation scholarship will grant $1,000 each year to a number of students with a junior or senior class standing, who are enrolled in an aviation management program. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need. Deadline date to apply is before May of each year.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS (AIAA)
AIAA, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, Va. 20191-4344; (703) 264-7500. The AIAA offers an award of $2000 to sophomore and higher Engineering students with a 3.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is before January of each year.
AOPA AIR SAFETY FOUNDATION
AOPA Air Safety Foundation, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD 21701; (301) 695-2000. The Air Safety foundation sponsors one $1,000 scholarship for both the McAlester Memorial and Donald Burnside Memorial Scholarships. Students must have junior or senior standing at the time of application, a 3.25 GPA, and be enrolled in a non-engineering degree program. If writing for an application, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Deadline to apply is before March of each year.
AVIATION / AEROSPACE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. (AAEF)
AAEF, P.O. Box 3015, Syracuse, NY 13220 -3015; (315) 233-4837 - Bessie Coleman Scholarship to entering first-year students, Eugene Bullard scholarship to upper-class students. Both offer cash scholarships of $1,000 to students pursuing a degree in aviation or aviation-related field. Applicants must be full-time and preference will be given to students from the Syracuse and Central New York area, but all students are encouraged to apply. Students must have financial need and a 2.5 GPA. Deadline to apply is before July of each year.
Aviation Council of Pennsylvania
3111 Arcadia Ave., Allentown, PA 18103
DISTRIBUTORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOC. (ADMA) SCHOLARSHIPS
Contact: ADMA Scholarship Program, 1900 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19103-1498 (215) 564-3484. ADMA offers two $1,000 scholarships to students of the professional pilot program enrolled in either an aviation maintenance or aviation management program. Applicants must be a third- or fourth-year student in their program, and selections are based on scholastic achievement, and the content of their application package. The deadline to apply is before April of each year.
Aviation Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 246, Palos Park, IL 60464, (708) 448-1914. -The Aviation Scholarship Foundation funds a full course of private pilot training, start to finish, for half a dozen inner city youth from Chicago in gliders and airplanes each year. Scholarships are awarded annually each April with an April 15th deadline. Glider scholarships are $1,000 and airplane scholarships are $4,000.
CIVIL AIR PATROL SCHOLARSHIP (CAP)
CAP offers several scholarships to its members who have achieved the Billy Mitchell award, or senior rating in Level II of the training program. Amounts range from $750 to $1,500; the number of awards varies based on funding. Applications are available through squadron commanders.
Eastern New England 99's Aviation Career Scholarship
14 Cooke Place,Warwick, RI 0288 (New England Residents only).
ERNIE AYER AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Contact by e-mail: TAyer73352@aol.com, Contact by phone: (201) 447-4164. The amount of this aviation scholarship is open. The award will be made in installments following the achievement of certain goals. Two letters of recommendation and an official transcript are required.
EUGENE KROPF SCHOLARSHIP
c/o Professor Bernard W. Wulle, Aviation Technology Department, 1 Purdue Airport Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906-3398. A $500 scholarship is available to students in an Aviation program at any grade level, with a 3.0 GPA. The application requires an essay and transcripts. Deadline to apply is before May of each year. E-mail: email@example.com
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT AVIATION FOUNDATION (EAA)
EAA, P.O. Box 3065, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3065; (920) 426-6815. The EAA Offers a variety of awards and scholarships ranging from $200 to full tuition (including books and equipment). Awarded to students seeking careers in aviation. International students may apply. There is a $5.00 application fee. Deadline to apply is before May of each year.
OF WINGS OVER HOUSTON
PO Box 671452 Houston, TX 77267-1452; (713) 313-1847. The Festival of Wings over Houston offers several scholarships up to the sum of $5,000. Must be a full-time status junior with a 3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen.
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FLORIDA SPACEPORT CHAPTER, THE NINETY NINES INC.
2289 Cox Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32926. This scholarship is offered to female students 18 years of age and older to provide assistance in flight training for a career in the aviation field. Must hold at least a private pilot certificate. Applications will be judged on neatness as well as sincerity of purpose and need of financial assistance. Deadline to apply is before August of each year. Web site: www.ninety-nines.org or http://spaceport99s.tripod.com
JOSEPH FRASCA EXCELLENCE IN AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. David A. NewMyer c/o College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-6623; (618) 453-8898. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to juniors or seniors with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must hold FAA certifications in either aviation maintenance or flight, have membership in an aviation organization, and have financial need. The application requires a letter of recommendation, transcript and statement from the Financial Aid Office concerning financial need. Deadline to apply is before June of each year. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
1400 K street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20005-2485.
GREATER MIAMI AVIATION ASSOCIATION
GROVER LOENING SCHOLARSHIP
621 East Ridge Village Drive, Miami, FL 33157; (305) 971-9365
Several scholarships of up to $5,000 are available to students who have completed 30 credits, 15 of which must be in aviation. students must have a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher in the field of Aviation and must be U.S. citizens. The deadline to apply is before March of each year. This sponsor will not send applications directly to the student. Contact the Financial Aid Office or Resident Center for an application.
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 55 Second Street, Suite 1500 San Franscisco, CA 94105 418-808-3200 1-877-473-4636. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF offers different scholarship programs for students of various educational backgrounds. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage. Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership and financial need. Deadline to apply is October 15 of each year.
Illinois Pilot Association Scholarship
IPS State Headquarters, 801 1/2 S.4th St., Apt. A, Springfield, IL 62703. IPS offers one annual $500 scholarship to a student involved in an aviation degree program.
International Aviation Career Scholarship
Contact: ISA +21, PO Box 38644, Denver, CO 80238. Annual $1,200 scholarship awarded to a female pilot with a commercial license and at least 250 hours flight time and who is pursuing a career as an airline pilot. Sponsored by International Association of Women Airline Pilots.
MAPA Safety Foundation
P.O. Box 46067, San Antonio, TX 78246-0607.
Marion Barnick Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a female who holds at least a private pilot certificate and is either a member of the Ninety Nines (99's) or a student at San Jose State, Gavilian College, Foothill College or West Valley College in California. For further scholarship information visit the Santa Clara Valley 99's web page at http://www.pilotsguide.com/scv99s/ or call their voice mail that at (408) 327-9505.
McAllister Memorial Scholarship
AOPA, 421 Aviation Way, MD, 21701.
McNeil Consumer Products Company
7050 Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034-2299
Montana Department of Transportation
Aeronautics Division, 2630 Airport Rd. P.O. Box 5178, Helena, MT 59604-5178.
MOONEY AIRCRAFT PILOTS (MAPA)
MAPA Safety Foundation Inc. PO Box 460607 San Antonio, TX 78246-0607. To receive an application, please send a self addressed envelope to address above.
NANCY HORTON "TOUCH THE FACE
OF GOD" SCHOLARSHIP
Nancy Horton Scholarship Fund, Inc., 4466 NE 91st Ave. Portland, OR 97220-5024. Scholarship offered in memory of Nancy Horton for female students 18 years of age or older training for their commercial aviation license or above. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, be highly recommended by her flight instructor, and have a letter of recommendation. Deadline date to apply is before May of each year.
NATIONAL BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (NBAA)
NBAA, 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. NBAA offers (2) $2,500 scholarships and (3) $1,500 scholarships to students who are at least in a sophomore, junior, or senior class standing. Deadlines to apply are Sept. 1, and Nov. 1.
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National Air Transport Association (NATA)
Lisa Copella, National Air Transport Association Foundation, 4226 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302; (703) 845-9000. NATA offers two grants each year under the Pioneer of Flight Scholarship Program. There are two scholarships for applicants pursuing careers in General Aviation as opposed to commercial airlines. Both grants are for $2,500. The academic scholarship is renewable for one year if academic excellence is maintained.
NATIONAL GAY PILOTS ASSOCIATION
NGPA, PO Box 2010-#324 S. Burlington, VT 05407-2010; (703) 660-3852. The NGPA offers a $2,000 scholarship, however, it cannot be used to pay for the training needed for a Private Pilot License. Must be 18 or older and majoring in engineering, or airport management. Deadline to apply is before April of each year.
NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE FLYING ASSOCIATION AND THE GENERAL AVIATION MANUFACTURERS ASSOC. HAROLD S. WOOD SCHOLARSHIP
1400 K Street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 393-1500. One scholarship is offered to students in any degree program, having completed at least one semester, and having a 3.0 GPA or better. The deadline to apply is before March of each year.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (NSF)
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, PO Box 3010, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010; (865) 241-4300. NSF Fellowships are available to U.S. citizens entering graduate study in engineering. The fellowship includes a $15,000 stipend. Special programs are available for women and minorities. The deadline to apply is before November of each year.
NATIONAL SPACE CLUB DR. ROBERT H. GODDARD SCHOLARSHIP
2000 L Street NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-4907. The National Space Club sponsors a $10,000 award to a student who is a junior enrolled in an aerospace program. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is no formal application form, but interested students must apply in writing and provide certain information in their letter. Factors considered are official transcript, letters of recommendation from faculty, accomplishments demonstrating personal qualities of creativity and leadership, scholastic plans for future participation in aerospace sciences and technology, proven past research and participation in space-related science and engineering activities, and financial need is considered.
NORTHEAST CHAPTER, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES (AAAE), WILFRED M. POS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
P. O. Box 8 West Milford, NJ 07480-0008; (973) 728-6760. AAAE offers (4) $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in aviation management, with preference given to residents of the Northeast region. Students aspiring to commercial piloting not eligible. Deadline to apply is before March of each year.
Ninety Nines, Inc. (99's)
Contact Thom Griffith, Chairman, Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Committee, 134 Robinhood Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 9261. The Ninety-Nines award a scholarship to female pilots. The scholarship amount depends on the recipient's needs. For further information
Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP)
P.O. Box 50666 Phoenix, AZ 85076-0666.
PIONEERS OF FLIGHT
UAA c/o Central Missouri State University, TR Gaines #210, Mr. Steve Quick, Warrensburg, MO 64093; (660) 543-4085. Pioneers of Flight offers four scholarships up to $2,500. Applicants must be nominated. Must have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full-time student. Deadline to apply is before the last Friday in November.
PHI CHI THETA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
Scholarship Chairman, 8656 Totempole Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249. The foundation sponsors one to three $1,000 scholarships for full-time graduate female students pursuing a business administration degree who have completed at least one semester of study. Recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, leadership potential, motivation, and financial need. The deadline to apply is before May of each year. Applications are available through the foundation beginning in January. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for best response.
PROFESSIONAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (PAMA)
PAMA, 1707 H Street, N.W. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006-3915 (202) 730-0259. PAMA will award more than $30,000 in scholarships. Individual recipients of $1,000 scholarships are selected on the basis of educational performance, work experience, participation in school and community activities, career commitment, future potential, and financial need. Deadline to apply is before October of each year.
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ROCKWELL COLLINS-DALLAS FEMALE & MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
PO Box 833807 3200 East Renner Road Richardson, TX 75083-3807. Rockwell Collins offers a $4,000 scholarship to a female or minority engineering student. Must have a 3.0 GPA, be full-time, and have completed at least one year or more in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
SAFE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
c/o Scholarship Coordinator, Embry-Riddle, 3200 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301-3720. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to full-time upper-class student or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA. Deadline to apply is before June of each year. Please write for an application.
Soaring Society of America Youth Soaring Scholarship
CADET Scholarship, Soaring Society of America, PO Box E, Hobbs, NM 88241. $600 towards a sailplane flying lessons, and lesser prizes of textbooks and memberships. Young persons between ages 14 and 22 and not holders of any FAA pilot licenses. Application forms are available at gliderports only.
Southeastern Airport Managers Association Scholarship
Two annual awards up to $1,500 for students with a B.S. degree in airport management or directly related curriculum. Contact; Southeastern Airport, Manager Association, c/o John R. Games, Treasurer, Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, PO Box 1913, Owensboro, KY 42302.
Student Pilot Network Scholarship
SPN is offering a single scholarship in the amount of $1000 which will go towards the flight training costs of a current or prospective flight training student enrolled in or accepted at any flight training program --i.e., soaring, helo, fixed wing, etc.
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE)
230 East Ohio Street, Ste. 400 Chicago, IL 60611-3265 (312) 596-5223 Fax (312) 644-8557, e-mail: email@example.com SWE offers several scholarships to female and minority students enrolled in an engineering, aerospace or computer science programs. The class standing varies depending on the specific scholarship, but ranges from incoming freshmen to junior class standing. The amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. One application is for all grade levels. The deadline date to apply is before May of each year for incoming freshman, and before February of each year for others, including graduates.
TRANSPORTATION CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
Attn.: Gay Felding, P.O. Box 52, Arabi LA 70032. Transportation Clubs International offers several scholarships to students enrolled in a transportation-related degree program. The deadline to apply is before April each year.
UNIVERSITY AVIATION ASSOCIATION
3410 Skyway Drive, Auburn, AL 36830-6444; (334) 844-2434; UAA offers an annual $500 scholarship. Must have a 3.0 GPA, and be a UAA member.
Virginia Airport Operators Council Aviation Scholarship Award
VOAC Scholarship, c/o Herbert B. Armstrong, Airway Science Program, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23688. $500 scholarship and two runners-up receive $50 towards a career in aviation. Recipients must be accepted by an accredited college.
Whirly-Girls, P.O. Box 7446; Menlo Park, CA; 94026, 415-462-1441. Annual $4,000 scholarship to a female commercial airplane pilot to fund/obtain an initial or additional helicopter rating.
WOMEN IN AVIATION INTERNATIONAL
Women in Aviation, International offers many scholarships. Visit their web site.
WOMEN'S TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR (WTS) CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER
P.O. Box 536549, Orlando, FL 32853-6549; (407) 896-9299. WTS sponsors two $1,000 scholarships to female undergraduate and graduate students. Winners qualify for a national scholarship. Must have a 3.0 gpa or higher and be enrolled in a transportation related field. Deadline to apply is late 2001. Web site:
XEROX TECHNICAL MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP
907 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609; (716) 482-3887. Xerox offers an award to minority full-time students (Asian, Black, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic) enrolled in a technical sciences or engineering degree program. The application requires a statement of financial need. The deadline to apply is before September of each year.
VERTICAL FLIGHT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
217 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-6777. Nine scholarships will be given each year ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Must be full-time graduate or undergraduate in an engineering program. Deadline to apply is before February of each year.
ZONTA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION AMELIA EARHART FELLOWSHIP AWARD
557 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60662-2206; (312) 930-5848. Thirty-five fellowships of $6,000 are granted to women pursuing graduate degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. Applicant must have completed at least one year of graduate studies. The deadline to apply is before November of each year.