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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.  

Scholarship: Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship


Qualifications for the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship:
1.Must be a Full Time Student working toward a 4 year degree at an accredited University.
2.Must be Majoring in Aviation, with an emphasis in Pilot Related Studies.

Download the 2014 Scholarship Application (PDF)

If interested in applying for the Scholarship, please submit a 1000+/- word essay describing your desire to pursue a career as a Professional Pilot or in Aviation. Please include your goals and plans for continuing education and copies of all transcripts.

Since 2002, 50 scholarships have been awarded.

Please send completed entries to:

Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
9956 West Remington Place, Unit A-10 Suite 93
Littleton, CO 80128

Scholarship: Wisconsin Airport Management Association


The Wisconsin Airport Management Association would like to
offer two scholarship opportunities to students currently
enrolled in an aviation degree field who are attending a
Wisconsin college or university, a resident of the State of
Wisconsin attending a college or university outside the State, or
an active duty service member with an entrance point in
Wisconsin at the time the award is made.

Scholarship applications can be completed online at Applications including all
required materials must be submitted online by March 15,
2014 at 5 pm.

Please pass this information on to any interested student, and
post this information in the appropriate area.

Thank you for your assistance.


Charity Speich
Wisconsin Airport Management Association





Download PDF here.


The West Michigan Business Aviation Association (WMBAA) was formed in 1980 to help promote business aviation in West Michigan. Part of that effort includes promoting the development and training of future corporate aviation professionals in our area by awarding aviation scholarships to outstanding aviation students. Our desire is to ensure that the corporate aviation industry in West Michigan remains strong. Contributions from aviation industry employers and individuals have allowed us to continue awarding these scholarships for over 30 years.

WMBAA and our sponsors invite interested sophomore, junior and senior aviation
students attending a college or university in West Michigan with a GPA of 3.0 or
higher to submit an application for a WMBAA Aviation Scholarship.

Please visit WMBAA’s booth at WMU
College of Aviation’s Aviation Outlook Day on April 4, 2014



The West Michigan Business Aviation Association (WMBAA) is offering the following
scholarships, designed to help offset the high costs of an aviation degree.

 Donald Reininger Memorial Scholarship Award – One $3,000 (minimum) cash award
available. The cash will be distributed in the form of a check made out to the recipient
and the recipient’s college, university or technical school.

 Flight Training Award – One FlightSafety International Co-Pilot Initial Training Course.
o Applicants for the Flight Training Award must have senior status by the fall of
2014 or be a 2011-2014 graduate currently employed within an aviation field
who has achieved a Commercial Multi-Engine Rating.

WMBAA Scholarship Applicant Requirements:
 Applicant must complete and submit the WMBAA Aviation Scholarship Application
 Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
 Applicant must have college sophomore, junior, or senior status by the fall of 2014 and
be currently enrolled in a four-year aviation flight program with plans to complete a
curriculum leading to a degree and a career in aviation
 Applicant must have maintained a 3.0 minimum GPA (on a 4.0 system) at the time of
 The completed application shall be accompanied by the following items:
o A current resume
o Transcripts from current and all prior collegiate institutions
o A one-to-two page essay describing the applicant’s aviation background, current
status, and future aviation goals
o Photocopies of all FAA rating/certificates held
 Must be able to attend a formal interview (date TBD) and the WMBAA Golf Outing on
Friday, June 6th, 2014 to receive awarded scholarship

Application package must be sent by Friday, April 11th
to be considered for the scholarship.

E-mail application to:

Mail application to: West Michigan Business Aviation Association Attn: Ken Maciejewski

5997 16thAve
Hudsonville, MI 49426
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Ken Maciejewski at: or phone (269) 348-5619


Scholarship: EAA 113 Aviation Scholarships


EAA 113 Aviation Scholarships

Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 113, Canton Michigan, annually awards as many as two $1,000 scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing a career in Aviation.  Candidates should be currently admitted to a college, university, trade school majoring in aviation related studies or in an approved flight school.  Note: Applicants applying for scholarships to assist with flying lessons must be twenty-five years of age or younger as of March 31, 2014 and have completed their first solo flight.

Click Here for the 2014 EAA Chapter 113 Scholarship Application

EAA Chapter 113 also awards one $500 scholarship annually to a local youth, 12 to 19, interested in attending the EAA Air Academy located in Oshkosh Wisconsin.  Transportation is the responsibility of the Air Academy Attendee's family.  EAA Air Academy information may be obtained at: 

Click Here for the 2014 EAA Air Academy Scholarship Application

All applicants must exhibit a passion for aviation! Applications will be evaluated by EAA Chapter 113 Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors.  Contact our Scholarship Committee at for more information.










Boeing Flight Services just announced that they will be annually sponsoring ten (10) scholarships and that each scholarship will provide a fifteen hundred dollar ($1,500) stipend.  These new and additional scholarships will be awarded to AMT Students selected by the Northrup Rice Foundation Board of Directors beginning immediately with the awards and scholarships being awarded in late February 2014.


If a student has already applied for a 2014 scholarship through NRF, the student will also be considered for one of the Boeing Flight Services scholarships … as will other students who apply for one-or-more NRF-Administered scholarship(s) by January 31, 2014.


For more information contact

Scholarship: GAMA Announces Scholarship Availability


GAMA Announces Scholarship Availability

Applications Being Accepted For Edward W. Stimpson And Dr. Harold S. Wood Awards

GAMA on Monday announced the availability of two prestigious scholarships awarded annually to students who have excelled in or are pursuing aviation studies.

The Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence Award” is given to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to and will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program at his or her chosen university or college. The award includes a $2,000 cash prize and is named after Stimpson, who was a founder of GAMA and served as its President from 1970 to 1990 and from 1992 to 1996. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities, and an essay on what aviation means to the student and how he or she plans to pursue a career in aviation.
The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is given annually to a college student who is a flight team member at a National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) member school. The award comes with a $2,000 cash prize and an engraved propeller trophy, and is named after Wood, founder and past executive director of NIFA. Students are judged on the basis of academic skills, both aviation-related and non-aviation-related extracurricular activities, and an essay about their future aviation plans.
Both applications are due April 18, 2014.

Scholarship: Women in Corporate Aviation (Deadline Extended)

Women in Corporate Aviation Announces 2014 Spring Scholarships 
SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. – November 19, 2013 – Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA), the premier non-profit mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation, has announced its 2014 Spring Scholarships, which will be presented during the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, FL on March 8, 2014. WCA members may apply by January 19, 2014 as we have extended the deadline from January 5.

The following four WCA Spring Scholarship total $7,250:

1. Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship ($2,000) - For any WCA member pursuing professional development or career advancement to be used toward specific corporate aviation education (not general business course work). Suggestions include: Flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, flight attendant training and upgrades in aviation education. Pilots: please submit copies of pilot licenses, medical and logbook pages with your application.

2. Women in Corporate Aviation International Career Scholarship ($2000) – For any non-U.S. based WCA member pursuing professional development or career advancement to be used toward specific corporate aviation education (not general business course work). 

3. Dassault Falcon WCA Scholarship ($1,000) – For any WCA member pursuing an aviation-related undergraduate or graduate degree. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, fluent in English and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in current year. 

4. USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Scholarship ($2,250) - For any WCA member pursuing education within the USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Program. Scholarship covers the cost of tuition of any course. Who should apply: safety managers, training, flight department and maintenance managers and supervisors, pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers and schedulers. 

Scholarship rules:
· Applicants must be WCA members, with dues paid in the last year, and logged into 
 to view scholarship application.
· Scholarship will not be awarded to previous winners of WCA scholarships.
· Annual membership dues are $40 for individuals and $25 for students.
· Applications must include: 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation and certificates, transcripts, and resumes, as applicable.

For additional rules and to apply for a WCA scholarship, visit 

Click here to join or renew your WCA membership: 

For questions not addressed on the WCA website, email

About Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) - WCA is a premier 501(C)(3) non-profit premier mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation. Providing networking, mentoring, scholarships, and educational opportunities for current and future corporate/business aviation professionals, WCA offers individual and corporate memberships. 

Scholarship: Helicopter Foundation International


There is still time to submit your application for a Helicopter Foundation International scholarship. Ease the burden of your tuition costs today!

HFI offers up to four Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarships, up to six Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarships, one Michelle North Scholarship for Safety, and up to eight Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarships.

The deadline to submit applications for the Commercial Helicopter Rating, Maintenance Technician Certificate, and Michelle North Scholarships has been extended to midnight, December 31, 2013.

The deadline to submit applications for the Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship has beenextended to midnight, January 17, 2014.

Visit for more information, eligibility requirements, and application forms. Only applications that meet the minimum qualifications listed on the website will be considered.

Submit all necessary documentation to: HFI Scholarships, 1920 Ballenger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; or email

Do not miss this opportunity!

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