Delta Air Lines is offering seven youth the opportunity of a lifetime this summer at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida. Rising 7th through 12th grade students will attend the six-day program at the National Flight Academy June 11 – June 16, 2017. The program is valued at $1,250. Through the National Flight Academy partnership, Delta Air Lines sponsored students will engage in hands-on learning designed to inspire learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
 
The National Flight Academy brings the latest in multi-sensory media and simulation technologies to create an immersive naval aviator experience like none other aboard the world’s only virtual land-locked aircraft carrier, AMBITION. Their dynamic teaching methods 21st Century workforce skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and team building.
 
Using the National Flight Academy’s Joint Operations Centers, Aircraft (simulators) and Joint Intelligence Centers, students will cover the following aviation principles, communication practices and soft skill challenges.
  • Four Forces of Flight
  • Bernoulli’s Principle
  • Newton’s 3rd Law
  • Radio Communications
  • Aerodynamics (Gliders vs powered aircraft)
  • Geographical orientation (latitude/longitude/Prime Meridian/Equator)
  • Physics (Electro-Magnetic Spectrum)
  • Basic flight navigation calculations (time of leg/fuel required)
This is an overnight camp; all parents/guardians or students will be responsible for coordinating and funding travel expenses to and from the National Flight Academy camp. For additional information about the program, please visit their website atwww.NationalFlightAcademy.com, view the virtual tour atwww.NationalFlightAcademy.com/virtualtour, or watch testimonials of the program athttp://youtu.be/KZ1ZkjFO3cA.

 

 
Application:
  • Student must be currently enrolled in middle/high school – rising 7th – 12th grade.
  • Submission email must include student’s name, date of birth, rising grade, contact phone number, email address, and below requirements:
    • In 5 minutes or less, create a video that:
      • Explain how you believe science, technology, engineering or mathematics will play a role in our future.
      • Describe a time in your life when you have experienced or demonstrated determination and how that enabled you to achieve your goal, even when the situation felt impossible.
      • Submit the video to waigonewiththewind@gmail.com by April 3rd.
  • One recommendation letter from an active Women in Aviation, International member.
*Scholarship winners and alternates will be announced April 7th. Winners must be registered by their parent or guardian via the National Flight Academy’s online registration portal by April 28, 2017.

Top 100 Aviation and Flight Training Scholarships and Grants

List of the top 100 scholarship programs and grants available for aviation training. Here at Fly Accelerated we want everyone to learn how to fly and we do not want anything to hold them back.

Website

http://flyaccelerated.com/pilot-loans-pilot-financing-grants/aviation-grants.html

Website

http://www.nctaviationcareers.com/content/aviation-grants-and-scholarships

Grants and Scholarships are two ways to offset the costs associated with aviation training and education. Every year many opportunities to help fund your education are waiting to be discovered. Some even go unused because students don’t know about them. Most individual scholarships range from $500 to $2,000, however, scholarships sponsored by organizations/associations provide awards up to $35,000 for four years at a specific school. Information on institution-sponsored scholarships is traditionally available at the financial aid office of the college or university you wish to attend. Check back often for New Scholarship links.

  • Website Address
  • http://www.alpa.org/campaigns/alpa-scholarship-program
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Director
  • Address
  • 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Email Address
  • govbod@alpa.org
  • Application Deadline
  • April 1, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 1
  • Maximum Amount
  • $12,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • One four-year undergraduate college scholarship is awarded each year. The total monetary value is $12,000, with $3,000 disbursed annually to the recipient for four consecutive years provided that adequate academic standing (3.0 GPA) is maintained.
  • Website Address
  • http://cfdunncounty.org/funds-2/scholarships/cowden-aviation/
  • Contact
  • Samantha Phillipps
  • Address
  • 500 Main Street #322
  • P.O. Box 498
  • Menomonie, WI 54751
  • Email Address
  • sphillipps@cfdunncounty.org
  • Application Deadline
  • May 1, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 1
  • Maximum Amount
  • $1,500
  • Scholarship Description
  • For Bill Cowden of Menomonie, WI, aviation wasn’t just a career choice, but a way of life. As a private pilot, North Dakota Air National Guard F-16 pilot, commercial airline pilot and air show performer, Bill accumulated over 7,500 flight hours in more than 85 different models of aircraft. He held a Level 1 Unrestricted Surface Level Aerobatic waiver. He loved mentoring aspiring young pilots, and served on numerous aviation boards and committees.

Criteria of Eligibility:

– Applicant must hold a current Private Pilot Certificate and plan to pursue advanced training in aviation.
– Applicant must provide a professional resume, and include one letter of recommendation related to aviation skills.
– Applicant must submit a one-page, typewritten essay giving their reasons for pursuing advanced training in aviation.

This scholarship is issued through the Community Foundation of Dunn County. Scholarship awards are paid directly to cover the published cost of advanced flight instruction from a certified flight instructor.

  • Website Address
  • https://www.globalair.com/scholarships/
  • Contact
  • Jeffrey A. Carrithers
  • Address
  • 2700 Moran Ave.
  • Suite C
  • Louisville, KY 40205
  • Email Address
  • jeffrey@ganmail.com
  • Application Deadline
  • August 14, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 4
  • Maximum Amount
  • $1,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide $1,000 annually to four American students who are dedicated to blogging on a weekly basis about flight training, flying, school and their interest in aviation.

Eligibility:
-Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a fully accredited university aviation program (Commercial Aviation, Professional Pilot, Aviation Management, Airport Management, etc.) within the United States
-Applicants must be willing to write a 200-500 word blog post a minimum of once a week throughout the school year while in school (students are encouraged to continue their blog post after the school year ends). Posts can be about aircraft, flying, ground training, weekend activities, internships, or anything that the student finds interesting and pertains to life in their particular aviation program.

Combat Medic Service Scholarship

  • Website Address
  • http://www.scholarship.life/2015/10/combat-meid-se…
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Director
  • Address
  • PO Box 1701
  • Monterey, CA 93942
  • Email Address
  • Application Deadline
  • March 15, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 1
  • Maximum Amount
  • $5,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • This scholarship program is dedicated to respecting and supporting the commitment that the CMB represents. We hope in this small way, to help CMB recipients to continue to serve their fellow man and to achieve their dreams and scholastic goals. Every life they touch they make better. For full details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Eligibility:
-Be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a GED program
-Be accepted by or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college, university, or trade school (including certificate programs such as Paramedic) at the time the scholarship is awarded
-Be able to demonstrate the capacity for advanced academic achievement or technical proficiency as demonstrated by maintaining at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
-Have served in the U.S. Military with a military occupational specialty of 68W (or service specific equivalent)
-Must have separated from service under honorable conditions or be currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard
-Have been awarded the Combat Medic Badge (CMB) for service as a line medic who was engaged in actual ground combat and performed medical duties (including aviation units)

While the intention of this scholarship is to facilitate continued education in any medical related field, there are no restriction or limitations placed on degrees, certificates, or majors. Students are required to submit a brief autobiography and write a 1,200-1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:

1. How has their experience as a line medic impacted your life?
2. What are your goals and intentions are towards the advancement or of understanding of medical care or relief and what are you ultimate goals in this area?

Fixed Wing Private Pilot Scholarship Applications

  • Website Address
  • http://www.figure1foundation.com
  • Contact
  • AJ Wilder
  • Address
  • 3859 Cardiff Ave
  • Culver City, CA 90232
  • Email Address
  • awilder@fig1f.com
  • Application Deadline
  • Varies
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • $12,600
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Figure 1 Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to aviation scholarships. We enable our youth to pursue an aviation career by providing the means for flight training. The foundation grants aviation scholarships for determined individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue their dreams in aviation.

Scholarships offered:
1. Fixed wing private pilot license: We will make you a pilot. No matter your level of experience, we will provide funding through the private pilot check-ride. All materials and test expenses necessary for the license are covered in this program. We will provide up to $12,600.00 in total funding.

2. Tail-wheel endorsement: The Figure 1 Foundation strongly promotes becoming a tail-wheel pilot. The tail-wheel rating is not only a valuable skill, but also a great experience for college or job placement. The applicant must have a Private Pilot License or higher accreditation to apply. We will provide up to $1,750.00 in total funding.

3. Upset recovery/spin training and introduction to aerobatics: This program provides you with a FAA spin endorsement. You will obtain the experience needed for correct and precise actions responding to in-flight emergencies and unusual attitude recovery. You will also obtain the ability to perform an aerobatic sequence and achieve an IAC Smooth Award. The applicant must have a Private Pilot License or higher accreditation to apply. We will provide up to $3,800 in total funding.

4. Aerobatic judge certification: We will make you a certified aerobatic judge. The certification program covers the cost of a weekend judges school, travel cost to and from the aerobatic contest that you earn your required judges assisting, and regional judges exam cost. No prior flight experience needed. We will provide up to $1,100.00 in total funding.

GRCF Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship

  • Website Address
  • http://www.grfoundation.org/scholarshipslist
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Address
  • 185 Oakes SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Email Address
  • rbishop@grfoundation.org
  • Application Deadline
  • April 1, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • See Description
  • Scholarship Description
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

To be eligible for the Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship, students must be United States citizens, enrolled full- or part-time at a college or university in the United States providing an accredited flight science curriculum. Applicants must be second-year students or above with a minimum 2.75 GPA pursuing studies in the field of professional pilot with an emphasis in general aviation, aviation management, or aviation safety. A valid pilot’s certificate (not to include a student certificate) is required. A letter of recommendation from a professional in the aviation field is required

Johnny Davis Memorial Scholarship

  • Website Address
  • http://www.aea.net/educationalfoundation/
  • Contact
  • Aircraft Electronics Association
  • Address
  • 3570 NE Ralph Powell Rd.
  • Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
  • Email Address
  • info@aea.net
  • Application Deadline
  • April 1, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 1
  • Maximum Amount
  • $1,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $125,000 for the 2016-17 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies.
  • he Johnny Davis Memorial Scholarship was named in memory of Johnny Davis, president of Dallas Avionics in Dallas, Texas, who supported the general aviation industry for more than 30 years and served as an AEA?associate board member. This scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

Website

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/learn-to-fly/aviation-scholarships

Aviation scholarships can be of the utmost importance to a student, and here at the AOPA we strive to make finding them easy. This subject report will give an applicant the tools and information necessary to create a strong scholarship application, which may give the applicant an “edge” over others who are competing for the same scholarship. The application advice includes tips such as writing about a unique experience that will capture the reader’s attention, and having the application in  well before the deadline. The subject report also offers a concise list of aviation-related scholarships.

Please call AOPA’s Pilot Information Center with questions – 800-USA-AOPA (872-2672) Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 6:00 ET.

FAA Site:

There are many organizations across the country that offer aviation-related scholarships. Browse our list of resources to learn more.

Website

https://www.faa.gov/education/grants_and_scholarships/aviation/

List of grants and scholarships

Website:

http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/aviation-scholarships/

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