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.
AvScholars.com has gathered a temporary
listing of aviation scholarships for you to browse.
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
eligibility requirements for some aviation scholarships
include, not limited to:
Citizen or legal resident
(or accepted) in an accredited college, university,
or flight school as an undergraduate student
status is equal to at least half-time (6 credit hrs)
must have a minimum cumulative grade point average
curriculum leading to a 2-year, 4-year, or postgraduate
degree in an aviation-related career
does not provide further information for any scholarships,
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Education Foundation (AEF)
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
ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
/ AEROSPACE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC.
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
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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:email@example.com
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, 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.
BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
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
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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.
SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
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.
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.
AVIATION MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION
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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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
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
OF WOMEN ENGINEERS
230 East Ohio Street, Ste. 400 Chicago, IL 60611-3265 (312)
596-5223 Fax (312) 644-8557, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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.