Aviation & Travel Careers Scholarships
Please let us know when you get a Scholarship!
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Note: If a deadline has passed, make a note to apply the following year as many of these are offered every year.
SCAA Scholarship (SOCAL Aviation Association)($4000):
Must live in Southern California. Apply at www.socalaviation.org/scholarships_awards
Note: couple of nice scholarship opportunities are mentioned in this link to the Southern California Aviation Association.
Click on the link, scroll down, find the scholarship information, and apply. (Cypress students have received scholarships through this very active organization in the past).
Women in Corporate Aviation scholarships –– over $100,000 in scholarships, Full details on the scholarships and application forms can be found at www.wca-intl.org/scholarships. Scholarships are open to men and women in corporate aviation. Typical scholarships being offered:
AOPA has launched their annual scholarship program, funded by the AOPA Foundation and its donors. Any student pilot who has not completed their initial Private Pilot rating is qualified to apply.
The recipients of the AOPA scholarships are welcome to use the money at any flight training facility they choose. We hope you will encourage your students to apply, and wish them all good luck!
AOPA Scholarship Website: flighttraining.aopa.org/ftscholarship
Clay Lacy ($5000) and Pete Conrad, Jr ($2000) Scholarships:
Annual scholarship program information and applications for the Clay Lacy Scholarship ($5000) and the Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr., Scholarship ($2000) available through the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at LAX. The deadline for the applications is typically in May. https://www.claylacy.com/clay-lacy-foundation
Dale Corney Scholarship application: 2013 Dale’s Scholarship Application.pdf
SWAAAE Scholarship: http://www.swaaae.org/scholarships.html.
The Southwest Chapter American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) is pleased to offer scholarships in the categories described below:
Two Academic Scholarships.
Two Professional Accreditation Scholarships
Please let your students and other faculty members know about this great scholarship opportunity for anyone seriously pursuing a degree in airport management.
Additional Resources: Log on to the 99s webpage, ninety-nines.org and under Resource Center scroll down to Section and Chapter Scholarships. Also, Flight Scholarship.info has a long list of scholarships. You might also check GAMA’s (General Aviation Manufacturers Association) website and contact local pilot groups (California Pilot Association).
•AeroClub of New England’s Scholarship Program
•Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
•Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships & Awards
•Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
•Aviation Schools Links: Scholarships
•LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship
•University Aviation Association (UAA) Aviation Scholarship Guide
Additional aviation scholarships
•Adventures in Education
•Aircraft Electronics Association
•Airline Pilots Association
•Air Traffic Control Association
•Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance
•Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association
•Aviation Education Resource Directory
•Comprehensive list of aviation scholarships
• Comprehensive list of aviation scholarships for students
•EAA Young Eagles
•Federal Aviation Administration
•Girls with Wings Scholarships
•Helicopter Association International
•International Society of Women Airline Pilots
•Landings’ List of Information
•National Air Transportation Foundation
•National Business Aviation Association
•Organization of Black Airline Pilots
•Soaring Society of America
•Scholarships for students
•Scholarships for females only
•Scholarships for men and women
•Women in Aviation International
•Women in Corporate Aviation
National Business Aviation Association offers scholarships that offer tuition reimbursement for enrolled students:
•Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship – for students at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions pursuing careers in business aviation management
•Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship – for students at NBAA/UAA member institutions
•NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship – for students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an NBAA/UAA member institution
•UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship – for students at NBAA/UAA member institutions
•U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) PDP Scholarship – for students at NBAA/UAA institutions offering NBAA’s Professional Development Program (PDP)
•William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship – for students in A&P programs at approved FAR Part 147 schools
LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship
The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. foundation encourages and supports young men and women who wish to pursue aviation careers, as professional pilots. The foundation will award flight instruction scholarships for potential students, in order to obtain private pilot certification. Please do not send letters requesting applications. Application must be filled out online at www.leroywhomerjr.org. If you require more information, please visit the website and go to our FAQ section. If your concern is not addressed in this section, please call our 1-800 number for more information. More
Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships
The American Helicopter Society’s philanthropic arm, the Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF), was founded in 1967. The Foundation is an independent charitable trust, governed by a Board of Trustees, for the support of education in rotorcraft and vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft engineering. The Foundation’s perations are made possible solely by tax deductible donations. Each year, the VFF awards scholarships to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing engineering careers in the vertical flight industry. More