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Scholarship: UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship


UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

Through the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, NBAA annually awards $1,000 to each of five undergraduates studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions. This scholarship is named for Janice Barden, who has been active in the aviation community for decades and has served as chair of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Local Committee more than any other person in NBAA history.

Awards will be made to U.S. citizens without regard to sex, race, religion or national origin. Scholarships will be awarded by spring 2015, and checks will be made payable to the school. Scholarship recipients must use the funds by Dec. 31, 2015, or risk forfeit of the award.Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student (sophomore or higher) enrolled in an aviation-related two-year or four-year degree program at an NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institution with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. A completed application form must be accompanied by one essay, one transcript, one resume and one letter of recommendation. See application form for details.

For all NBAA scholarships, applicants are limited to receiving one award per person, per year. Direct all questions about this application to NBAA at (202) 783-9250 or .

Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship


Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship
The Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship is offered by their members and sponsors of Women in Corporate Aviation to any person pursuing professional development or career advancement in any job classification of corporate/business aviation. The award must be used toward a specific program of education. Suggested uses include (but are not limited to) flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, corporate flight attendant training, and upgrades in aviation education. The award cannot be used for general business course work. Scholarship will not be awarded to previous winners of Women in Corporation Aviation scholarships.

In addition to WAI requirements, you must also be a member of WCA and submit a 250-word essay on how you will positively impact the corporate aviation industry after receiving this award. If you are a pilot please submit copies of pilot certificates, medical, and the last three pages of logbook with your application. Please go to to join and complete the online scholarship application.

(Scholarship value $2,000)

The Daniel L. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship


The Daniel L. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship

The Daniel L. Van Dyke Memorial Scholarship has been established in the summer of 2014 by the family of the late Daniel Lee Van Dyke. Mr. Van Dyke was a 1990 graduate of the flight science program in the College of Aviation. He worked as a professional pilot for All Phase Electric and AVSAT Incorporated before his untimely death in early 2011. Flying was Dan's dream and lifelong passion. This scholarship is to honor Daniel and his love for aviation, while allowing students to follow in his passion. Two $25,000 scholarships will be awarded each year.

Daniel Van Dyke Memorial Aviation Scholarship

Scholarship: Women in Corporate Aviation


WCA is pleased to announce the newest lineup of scholarship offerings to be offered at the 67th Annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. Applicants must apply by August 1, 2014 and the winning recipients will be notified on September 7. The awards ceremony will be held on October 22, 2014, during the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. WCA 2014 Scholarships are available for flight, maintenance, management, flight attendant and other corporate aviation career advancement programs.

WCA NBAA 2014 scholarship rules:

  • Applicants must be current, dues-paying WCA members.
  • To join or renew your WCA membership, visit:
  • WCA is not responsible for housing, transportation or other associated fees.
  • The awards must be used within one calendar year.
  • Applications must include a minimum 250-word essay, two letters of recommendation and certificates, transcripts, and  résumés, as applicable.

You must be a MEMBER and LOGGED IN to view/complete the scholarship application.
To apply for a WCA scholarship, first log-in to the WCA website and then, Click here to APPLY NOW!

WCA NBAA 2014 scholarship applications due Friday, August 1, 2014.

Detailed scholarship information is located below, click on the scholarship title for further information. For additional information or questions, contact Isha Jordan, WCA Scholarship Chair at

The WCA scholarship program is self-funded through member dues and sponsorships from contributing individuals and corporations. Scholarships are offered twice annually with the amount based on current funding.

Donated awards in addition to the WCA offered scholarships are presented at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exposition (NBAA) and at the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) conference. Companies or individuals who wish to donate scholarship awards may contact the us for details. Donations in any amount are welcome toward the WCA Career, WCA Management or WCA International Career scholarships at any time. All sponsors are recognized for their contributions in our newsletters, website, and presentations where appropriate.

For additional information on WCA scholarships or to donate, please contact Isha Jordan, WCA Scholarship Chair at

Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Initial Training - Value: $3,500 (5 Awards Total)

Aircare FACTS Training - Value: $4,675

Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg - Value: $4,200

CAE SimuFlite CJ3 Type Rating Scholarship - Value: $22,000

CAPS Flight Crew Training - Value: $475 (3 Awards Total)

The Corporate School of Etiquette - Value: $1,900

FlightSafety International Type Rating Scholarship Value: $27,600

General Aviation Online Food Safety Training Course - Value: $550

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporate Maintenance Technology Scholarship - Value: $5,000 (2 Awards Total)

MedAire 2-day Management of In-flight & Illness Course Scholarship - Value: $1,040

Universal Weather & Aviation FAA-certified Dispatcher Training Scholarship -Value: $3,000 (3 Awards Total)

WCA Career Scholarship - Value: $3,000 (2 Awards Total)

WCA Leadership Scholarship - Value: Up to $3,000

AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Program



AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Program

Brought to you by the AOPA Foundation

Apply today

In an effort to support outstanding student pilots, the AOPA Foundation will be awarding ten scholarships in 2014. Nine scholarships will provide $5,000, and a tenth scholarship will award $12,000, to a student pilot pursuing an FAA sport, recreational, or private pilot certificate. The recipients will be chosen based on merit, including previous accomplishments, ability to set goals, and demonstrated commitment to flight training and general aviation. The scholarships will be awarded at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, October 4th, 2014. The winners will be notified prior to the Homecoming Fly-In, and do not need to be present to accept the award.

Thanks to those who have donated to the AOPA Foundation in support of the Flight Training Scholarships.  The deadline to complete the online scholarship application is Friday August 22nd, 2014.


Scholarship applicants must meet all criteria listed below.

1. Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident

2. Be at least 16 years of age

3. Hold a current FAA Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application

4. Be a current and paid member of AOPA at both the time of application and when the scholarship is awarded

5. Not have completed the FAA practical test/checkride at the time of application

Application deadline: August 22, 2014 (11:59 p.m. Eastern).

Application Process

1.Complete the online application. Paper applications will not be accepted.

2. After completing the online application, you will receive a unique link for an online recommendation form that is specific to you. Send that exact link to two individuals and ask them to complete the online recommendation form by the application deadline (August 22, 2014 [11:59 p.m. EST]). Send the unique link to only two individuals. The online system will not accept more than two recommendations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Can I submit more than one scholarship application?

A. No, you cannot submit multiple applications. You only need to submit one application to be considered.

Q. What is a student pilot certificate and how do I get one?

A. A student pilot certificate is issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You can obtain a student pilot certificate from an aviation medical examiner (AME), a designated pilot examiner (DPE), or an FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). Visiting an AME is the most common method for obtaining a student pilot certificate, especially for those seeking a private or recreational pilot certificate. In these cases, the AME will issue your student pilot certificate as part of the aviation medical exam. If you’re pursuing a sport pilot certificate and won’t be getting an aviation medical exam, your flight school or instructor can direct you to a local DPE and/or FSDO in order to get your student pilot certificate.

Q. I currently hold a private pilot certificate to fly gliders and I am now working toward my private pilot certificate for airplanes. Can I apply for this scholarship?

A. If you already hold a pilot certificate of any type (other than an FAA student pilot certificate), you are not eligible for this scholarship. Only students training for their initial pilot certificate may apply.

Q. Do I have to be enrolled in a collegiate aviation program to apply?

A. No, there is no requirement to be enrolled in an accredited aviation program or college to apply. Additionally, you do not need to have aviation career aspirations to apply.

Q. Do I have to attend AOPA Homecoming Regional Fly-In or Sun ’n Fun to receive a scholarship?

A. No, you don’t need to attend Homecoming Regional Fly-In or Sun ’n Fun to receive a scholarship. If the winners are not in attendance, their names will still be announced during the event.

Q. Which two people should I have complete the online recommendation form?

A. Choose two people who know you well, are familiar with your goal to earn a pilot certificate, and can share why you’ll successfully complete flight training. Consider asking your flight and/or ground school instructor, a pilot mentor, or a professional colleague to complete the recommendation form on your behalf. We do not recommend having two family members complete your recommendations.

Q. Should I ask more than two people to submit recommendations for me?

A. The system will only accept two recommendations for each scholarship applicant. You should only ask a third person if one of the first two people you ask is unable to complete the online recommendation form by the deadline.

Q. I didn’t win a scholarship last time I applied. Should I apply again?

A. Of course! We know there are many outstanding student pilots who would really benefit from a flight training scholarship. Please note all applications are cleared after the scholarship recipients are selected. You must submit a new application and recommendations each award cycle to ensure we’re reviewing the most current information.

Q. I have a question that isn’t addressed above. How can I contact AOPA?

A. For scholarship-related questions, please email For other inquiries, visit the Contact Us Web page.

EAA, ForeFlight To Award Two Flight Training Scholarships


Two $7,500 Grants To Be Made This Summer

EAA and ForeFlight, creator of the ForeFlight Mobile flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, are teaming together to award a pair of $7,500 flight-training scholarships this summer that will help two people fulfill their dreams of flight.

The scholarships are open to anyone at least 15 years of age who meets the application requirements. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2014. Recipients will be announced during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.

“The entire aviation community talks about the need to get people started in aviation, but EAA and ForeFlight are giving a boost to those showing the interest and motivation to fulfill their dreams of flight,” said Bret Steffen, EAA’s director of education. “This is an example of the partnerships in our community that will help potential aviators get on the path to success and is part of EAA’s mission to grow participation in aviation.”

Complete application requirements include:

  • A 500-word essay on “How I will use my license to fly” via written document or video (.mov and .mp4 video format)
  • Recipients will remain engaged with ForeFlight and EAA with updates on their flight training experience.

The scholarship will be awarded in $2,500 increments to the recipients and the flight schools of their choice. Recipients will also receive a one-year ForeFlight subscription and a one-year EAA membership.

“Learning to fly opens the door to so many unique opportunities and experiences. The team here at ForeFlight is mindful of that every day, and we are happy to share our success by helping others fulfill their goal of learning to fly,” said Angela Anderson, ForeFlight’s director of marketing. “The EAA is a great partner in helping us promote the spirit and purpose of flying.”


Ninety-Nines' Scholarship Opportunities for Aviation Students


The Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship.  The Ninety-Nines will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2014 calendar year) with financial support for flight training through her first solo and beyond. The scholarship will be awarded during the WomenVenture activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 30, 2014.   Funds for the scholarship were provided by the 99s with support from a 2013 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation grant.  Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2014.   Proof of financial need and financial information is not required.  Applications should be submitted by July 10, 2014 through the EAA web site at 

99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund   The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund (AEMSF) has just awarded 17 “Fly Now” Scholarships to women who want to learn to fly.   Applications for the 2014 Fly Now fall scholarships will be available in July 2014.   Applicants will need to join the 99s as an Associate (student) member, to submit an application.

In addition to the Fly Now Scholarships, the AEMSF offers fully paid scholarship to complete an additional pilot certificate or rating or pilot training course, including instrument, multi-engine, commercial, ATP, flight instructor, emergency maneuver training and all kinds of type ratings.  What is unique about these scholarships is that they cover the full cost of the training.  Most of the scholarships in this group require prior membership in the 99s.  Additional information about these scholarships can be found at   The Fund also offers scholarships for college students majoring in aviation-related fields.

Scholarship: CAE SimuFlite Scholarship (EXTENDED)


The application period has been extended to May 5, for the CAE SimuFlite Scholarship. Please pass the word!


CAE SimuFlite, a Dallas-based aviation training corporation, will award six corporate aircraft training scholarships in 2014. CAE SimuFlite is offering scholarships for type ratings for three crews of two in three separate aircraft (two scholarships each): The CJ3, the Citation Sovereign, and the Embraer Legacy 600. These scholarships will be awarded to students or recent graduates of University Aviation Association member institutions. The aims of the scholarship are to:


  1. Provide additional industry-based training opportunities for university aviation students and,
  2. To broaden the awareness of corporate aviation career paths among university aviation students.


The scholarship will include Citation initial training resulting in a type rating upon successful completion of the course. The applicant is responsible for all travel and housing related costs.


University Aviation Association

2415 Moore's Mill Road, Ste. 265-216

Auburn, AL 36830

Tel. (334) 528-0300



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Scholarship: National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)

Do you hope to gain aviation skills and advanced ratings?
The NGPA Education Fund might have just the help you need!

DUE: March 31, 2014

What is the Education Fund?
The NGPA Education Fund (NGPA-EF) provides scholarships to aspiring aviators pursuing careers as professional pilots and who have demonstrated community involvement, including support of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.  We have given more than $180,000 in 59 awards since 1998.  In 2011, we awarded our first David M. Charlebois scholarship.  This is a special scholarship given to an exceptional candidate.  This scholarship is named after one of our own members, David Charlebois, who was the First Officer on American Airlines Flight 77 that hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for an NGPA-EF Scholarship, an individual must:
  • Be pursuing a career as a professional pilot, or seeking to enhance their professional piloting skills
  • Be at least 18 years old at the date of application
  • Have earned at least a private pilot certificate
Scholarship fund may be used to pay for:
  • Advanced flight training (e.g. instrument, multi-engine, commercial, instructor, or ATP)
  • Tuition and fees, within a flight education program at an accredited college or university, which cover the cost of advanced flight training.
It is not necessary to be a citizen of the USA or to be attending training in the USA to apply.
How will recipients be selected?
An independent selection committee will review the candidates' applications and rank the candidates according to the following criteria.  The scholarship award will be based on an individual's demonstrated excellence in personal and aviation accomplishments including motivation, teamwork, history of achievement, attitude, leadership, and involvement in volunteer and LGBT activities.
Scholarship winners will be announced during the summer with financial awards distributed following the announcement.
How do I get an application?
The 2014 NGPA Education Fund Scholarship application is now available.  We recommend you download the following application and helpful hints documents.  In addition, the attached scholarship flyer will provide you with more information about the scholarship.
Will the scholarships be awarded based on an individual's sexual orientation?
No.  However, the applicant should provide evidence of his or her contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
How will the awards be administered?
Scholarship awards are paid directly to the educational institution or flight school, to offset the cost of the recipient's training.  Awards are based in US Dollar amounts.  The number of awards may vary from year to year based on funding ability.  For one truly exceptional applicant each year, the Education Fund may award the David M. Charlebois Scholarship.







Purpose:  The primary purpose of the Regional Airline Association Scholarship is to assist with the education of individuals who are studying for a career in the airline industry by providing financial support. 


Scholarship: Up to three (3) annual scholarships may be awarded in amounts of $3000 per recipient.   Scholarships will be awarded without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin.


Scholarship Requirements:  Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the scholarship:


  1. Applicants must be officially enrolled in an accredited college or university in a program leading to a career in the airline industry at the time of application and award.  Applicants will be considered from other programs/majors, if the applicant’s goal of a career in airline management can be demonstrated through work experience or the personal essay;


  1. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application.  An official transcript reflecting grades through the previous academic year at high school, college or university must accompany the application;


  1. A resume outlining the applicants work experience, extracurricular or community activities;


  1. A 350-word career essay describing the applicant’s interests in the airline industry;


5.         A faculty recommendation must accompany the application;



Scholarship Criteria:  The following criteria are used for the ranking of applicants for the RAA Foundation Scholarship:


  1. Demonstrated scholastic achievement;
  2. Demonstrated work experience, extracurricular or community activities;
  3. Strength of faculty recommendation; and
  4. Strength of applicant’s 350-word career essay


How To Apply:  Universities and colleges may submit a maximum of two (2) complete student application packages no later than Monday, March 10, 2014.  Only completed scholarship application packages will be considered.  


Send your full application to Scott Warner ( or drop off at AEC Front Desk) by March 10, 2014.


When Awards Are Made: Scholarship awards will be announced no later than April 10.  Winners will be asked for a headshot and short bio to be featured in Regional Horizons.  

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