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Scholarship: West Michigan Business Aviation Association



The West Michigan Business Aviation Association (WMBAA) was formed in 1980 to promote business aviation, safety in aircraft operations and to provide current information in our ever evolving industry. WMBAA member companies and departments combine resources to host numerous fund raising events throughout the year. Through these events, we strive to provide scholarship opportunities to aid in the development and training of future aviation professionals involved with corporate and general aviation within the West Michigan area. The WMBAA scholarship program distributes a Co-Pilot Initial Jet Training Course and two cash awards, with a combined value of approximately $20,000 each yearThe Donald Reininger Memorial Scholarship Award presents a minimum of two $3,000 cash awards and caters to flight science, aviation management and maintenance students. Whereas, the Co-Pilot Initial Jet Training Course applies to current flight students, with a senior status, or recent graduates that are currently employed within an aviation field and have achieved a Commercial Multi-Engine rating.

The training award has been generously donated by one of the industry’s best training facilities, FlightSafety International. The cash awards are donated by sponsors, WMBAA Members and participants in the annual WMBAA Golf Outing.

Students attending Western Michigan University or Northwestern Michigan College enrolled in a four-year aviation program, with plans to complete a curriculum leading to a degree and a career in business or corporate aviation, may apply. Eligibility and application requirements are listed on the application form. Students may submit their application via email to or by mail

West Michigan Business Aviation Association

Attn: Ken Maciejweski

5997 16th Avenue

Hudsonville, MI 49426

Application packages must be postmarked by April 10th, 2015 to be accepted.

Selected applicants will be interviewed by WMBAA board members in Grand Rapids, MI on a date to be determined in the first week of May. Tours of the Steelcase and Amway hangar along with lunch will be provided during the interview process.

2015 scholarship recipients will be notified soon after completion of the interviews. Recipients will present a photo and short biography to be included on the WMBAA website and Golf Outing brochures. Scholarships will be presented at dinner during the annual WMBAA Golf Outing on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Thornapple Pointe Golf Course 4747 Champions Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512. While attending the golf outing scholarship recipients will network with over 85 leading aviation companies and 152 top executives.

On behalf of the WMBAA board and members, we look forward to reviewing your application.

Please click here for a printable copy of this years scholarship application.

Scholarship: Various


Top 100 Aviation and Flight Training Scholarships and Grants

This is a list of several scholarship opportunities available to students seeking aviation education.

You can see the complete list by clicking here.

Scholarship: University Aviation Association


The University Aviation Association has three (3) scholarships with upcoming deadlines.

The 2015 Joseph Frasca Excellence in Aviation Scholarship

The Eugene S. Kropf Scholarship

The Paul A. Whelan Scholarship

All of the scholarship listings can be found by clicking here.

Scholarship: Capt. Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund



Scholarships Available for Full-Time Aviation Students


The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship fund is pleased to announce a series of $1,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year for full-time aviation students at 4-Year. Colleges and Universities who aspire to become professional pilots.

This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Captain Jason Dahl. Captain Dahl was the Boeing 757 Captain of United Airlines’ Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed near Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2011.

Applicants must be full-time aviation students, with an emphasis in pilot-related studies. Applicants can download the application and submit it, along with a 1000 +/- word essay describing your desire to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Please include your goals and plans for continuing your education in your essay, and include a copy of all college transcripts. 

Additional information, and application forms can be found at



Scholarship: Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA)


Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA)

The Wisconsin Airport Management Association offers 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 20, 2015 at 5 pm


Scholarship: EAA Chapter 113


The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 113, Canton, MI, annually awards as many as two $1,000 scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing a career in aviation.  Candidates should be currently accepted to a college, university, trade school majoring in aviation related studies, or in an approved flight school.  Applicants that are applying for scholarships to assist with flying lessons must be twenty-five years of age or younger as of March 22, 2015 and have completed their first solo flight.  These scholarships are not based upon financial need but rather on a genuine interest in aviation.

Applications can be found at  Questions or submissions may be made to  Successful applicants will be notified by the first of May.

Scholarship: Northrup Rice Foundation-Veterans


The Northrop Rice Foundation offers the following scholarships and awards.  Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015.  Visit for details.

NRF Aviation Scholarships – Financial awards up to $1000 that can be applied toward tuition, books, tools, and/or test expenses of honorably discharged veterans preparing for A&P certification.  Multiple scholarships may be awarded.

Scholarship: Northrup Rice Foundation-Schools


The Northrop Rice Foundation offers the following scholarships and awards.  Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015.  Visit for details.

Rotorcraft Enterprises Start Pac Award – Winner will receive a Model 53025 Start Pac power supply valued at $530 that is used for various maintenance functions and powering up avionics systems.
Nida Training Equipment Award – Winner will receive an Aviation Maintenance Training system valued at $12,280 that includes a Model 130E Trainer, two programs (Models 1438G and 1438P), Learning Management System, Student Monitoring system, and license.

Scholarship: Northrup Rice Foundation-Instructors


The Northrop Rice Foundation offers the following scholarships and awards.  Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015.  Visit for details.

Airbus Helicopter Scholarship – Two-week helicopter airframe maintenance course in Grand Prairie, TX.
FlightSafety International Scholarship – Two-week King Air maintenance training course in Wichita, KS.
Southwest Airlines Scholarship – Two-week Boeing 737-series Systems Maintenance Course or one-week Boeing 737-series Avionics course in Dallas, TX.
NRF Aviation Scholarship – Financial award up to $1000 to cover travel and per diem expenses to attend a 2- or 3-day upgrade training course provided by industry.
Avotek’s Dale Hurst Financial Assistance Scholarship – Financial award up to $1000 to cover travel and per diem to attend an upgrade training course provided by industry. 

Scholarship: Northrup Rice Foundation-Students


The Northrop Rice Foundation offers the following scholarships and awards.  Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015. Visit for details.

ARSA Scholarship – Financial award of $1000 that can be applied toward the winner’s tuition, books and/or test expenses.
Snap-On Aviation Toolkit Awards – Five (5) sets of aviation tools, each valued at $4000.
James Rardon AMT Student of the Year Award – Winner from an ATEC-member school receives a plaque and trip (airfare, hotel, meals) to the 2015 ATEC conference.
Avotek Book Awards – Five (5) sets of AMT training books, each valued at $250 per set.
Avotek Avionics Book Awards - Five (5) sets of avionics textbooks to students enrolled in a certified Avionics Program.
NRF Aviation Scholarship – Financial awards up to $1000 that can be applied toward tuition, books, tools, and/or test expenses.  Multiple scholarships may be awarded.

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