Aviation Scholarships

Listed below are just a few examples of available Aviation-related scholarships. For a comprehensive list of 300+ Aviation scholarships, click here. 

General Aviation Scholarships

Contact:

www.aaae.org

Usual Deadline

February

Amount(s) Awarded

Six (6) Women in Aviation Scholarship Awarded, valued at $5,000 each

Scholarship Criteria

Students are eligible to apply if they are a current college junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in an aviation program at an accredited two- or four-year college/university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be female and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Eligibility under this program is not based on AAAE membership. Recipients will be selected based on gender, academic achievements and records, financial need, participation in school, and community activities. Individuals must submit a letter of recommendation and a personal statement.

Contact:

www.alpa.org

Usual Deadline

March

Amount(s) Awarded

$12,000 Scholarship Awarded, with $3,000 disbursed annually to the recipient for four consecutive years

Description

One 4-year undergraduate college scholarship is awarded each year. The total monetary value is $12,000 with $3,000 disbursed annually to the recipient for four consecutive years, provided that adequate academic standing is maintained at a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants who have been enrolled in college must submit a copy of all college courses and course grades received to date in addition to the application and required high school performance data.

Website:

www.aaae.org

Usual Deadline

February

Amount(s) Awarded

Up to ten (10) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $1,000 each and are non-renewable

Scholarship Criteria

Students are eligible to apply if they are a current college junior or senior or graduate student enrolled in an aviation program at an accredited two- or four-year college/university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Eligibility under this program is not based on AAAE membership.

Contact:

dwallace@wai.org

Usual Deadline

November

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $5,000

Description

Through Women in Aviation International (WAI), the Delta Air Lines Aviation Management Scholarship is granted for $5,000 annually to a deserving student enrolled in an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree program for aviation management.

Scholarship Criteria

Candidates must be full-time college students, have at least two semesters remaining, carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency, and write a 1,000-word career goals essay. Recipients also receive an expenses-paid trip to the Annual WIA Conference.

Contact:

www.eaa.org

Usual Deadline

January

Amount(s) Awarded

Up to $5,000 Scholarship Awarded annually, non-renewable

Description

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an aviation program at a college, technical school, or aviation academy. Students must be recommended by a current Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Inc. member or be a current, active member of the EAA in order to receive this scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria

Must be Experimental Aircraft Association member or recommended by EAA member.

Air Traffic Control Scholarships

Website:

www.atca.org

Usual Deadline

May

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarship Awarded, valued at $2,000-$10,000

Scholarship Criteria

Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university and planning to continue enrollment the following year. Coursework leads to a Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree. Attendance is equal to at least half-time (6 semester hours or the equivalent). Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation. Two letters of recommendation in support of the application for the ATCA Scholarship Program.

Website:

www.atca.org

Usual Deadline

May

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarship Awarded, valued at $2,000-$10,000

Scholarship Criteria

Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university, and planning to continue enrollment the following year. Coursework leads to a Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree. Attendance is equal to at least half-time (6 semester hours or the equivalent). Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation. Two letters of recommendation in support of the application for the ATCA Scholarship Program.

Website:

www.atca.org

Usual Deadline

May

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarship Awarded, valued at $2,000-$10,000

Description

Students enrolled half- to full-time in a two- to four-year air traffic control program at an institution approved and/or licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as directly supporting the FAA’s college and training initiative.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university and planning to continue enrollment the following year. Coursework leads to a Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree. Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation. Two letters of recommendation in support of the application for the ATCA Scholarship Program.

Website:

www.ltna.org

Usual Deadline

July

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) $2,000 Scholarship Awarded annually, non-renewable. The recipient may re-apply each year.

Description

LTNA awards one scholarship to graduating high school seniors and college undergraduate students accepted to or currently enrolled at accredited institutions of higher learning in degree programs in the fields of transportation logistics, supply-chain management, traffic management, or transportation safety. The awards are based upon scholastic ability, potential, professional interest, and character. Financial need is also considered.

Scholarship Criteria

A certified transcript directly from applicant’s college/university. Two or three letters of recommendation. Must submit an essay of 250-words, explaining why you have chosen transportation logistics or an allied field as a career path, and outline your objectives.

Website:

www.atca.org

Usual Deadline

May

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarship Awarded, valued at $2,000-$10,000

Description

Students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university and planning to continue enrollment the following year. Coursework leads to a Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree. Attendance is equal to at least half-time (6 semester hours or the equivalent). Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation. Two letters of recommendation in support of the application for the ATCA Scholarship Program.

Flight & Pilot Scholarships

Website:

www.nata.aero

Usual Deadline

June

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $2,500

Description

The RACCA Aviation Scholarship is established for the purpose of promoting The Navigate Your Future Scholarship is offered to a high school graduate continuing his or her education in the aviation industry. By making scholarships available, NATA’s goal is to foster and promote careers in the general aviation industry. The Navigate Your Future Scholarship is to be used for one year of full-time undergraduate study. One award will be granted each year.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants of the Navigate Your Future Scholarship must: 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.

Website:

www.nata.aero

Usual Deadline

December

Amount(s) Awarded

Two (2) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $1,000 each

Description

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) established the Pioneers of Flight Scholarship Program in 1989 to offer financial assistance and encouragement to young people in the pursuit of academic excellence. By making scholarships available, NATF’s ultimate goal is to foster and promote careers in the general aviation industry.

Scholarship Criteria

College students, sophomore or junior year; Enrolled in a full-time aviation degree program at an accredited four-year college or university; GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; Able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation.

Website:

www.nata.aero

Usual Deadline

March

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarship Awarded, valued at $1,500

Scholarship Criteria

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 application packet. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Complete the official application.

Website:

www.avfuel.com

Usual Deadline

June

Amount(s) Awarded

Six (6) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $5,000 each

Description

The Sheltair and Avfuel: Will provide $30,000 in educational funds annually. Each year, the program will award six $5,000 scholarships across three categories: Two for learning to fly or advanced pilot ratings; Two for aviation technicians; and Two for continuing education. By splitting the scholarship funds across three key categories, Sheltair and Avfuel seek to support advancement throughout a broad scope of educational opportunities within business aviation.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in aviation education, particularly for coursework or flight lessons for students pursuing their private pilot certificate, adding a type rating, adding to their certificate with an ATP, completing a bachelor’s degree, working toward a CAM certification, or completing upset recovery training.

High School Aviation Scholarships

Website:

www.gama.aero

Usual Deadline

April

Amount(s) Awarded

One (1) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $2,000

Description

The Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award is presented annually by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) for a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into an aviation management, aircraft maintenance, airway science, or flight training program.

Scholarship Criteria

An applicant must: Be a current student at a U.S. high school, graduating in the spring of the year the scholarship is offered; Be accepted to and enrolling in an institution for an aviation-related degree program (e.g., flight training, aviation management, aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance); Have a 3.0 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Applicant must submit: The application form; The essay question response; A current high school transcript; and Letter(s) of Recommendation.

Website:

www.raccaonline.org/scholarship

Usual Deadline

October

Amount(s) Awarded

Eight (8) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $2,500 each will be made to students pursuing a career in aviation as a Pilot or FAA aircraft Mechanic with Airframe and/or Powerplant ratings

Description

The RACCA Aviation Scholarship is established for the purpose of promoting and assisting aviation as a career choice and to make students aware of the opportunities in the Air Cargo Industry. This scholarship can be used to assist in the payment of tuition, flight training, or to obtain new or additional licenses.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants for the RACCA Scholarship must: Be a college student currently enrolled in an accredited aviation program. Be a citizen of the United States; Currently carry a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, disability, or national origin.

Website:

www.avfuel.com

Usual Deadline

June

Amount(s) Awarded

Six (6) Scholarships Awarded, valued at $5,000 each

Description

The Sheltair and Avfuel: Will provide $30,000 in educational funds annually. Each year, the program will award six $5,000 scholarships across three categories: Two for learning to fly or advanced pilot ratings; Two for aviation technicians; and Two for continuing education. By splitting the scholarship funds across three key categories, Sheltair and Avfuel seek to support advancement throughout a broad scope of educational opportunities within business aviation.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in aviation education, particularly for coursework or flight lessons for students pursuing their private pilot certificate, adding a type rating, adding to their certificate with an ATP, completing a bachelor’s degree, working toward a CAM certification, or completing upset recovery training.