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Apply for these aviation scholarships in January

The Reno Air Racing Association is offering a scholarship of $10,000 to fund a student’s private pilot training. Applicants must be between 16 and 22 years old; located in the Reno, Sparks, Carson City, or Fallon, Nevada, areas; be a US citizen; Read, write and speak English; be able to obtain a third-class medical certificate; Have a 2.75 or higher GPA; She has successfully completed an expedition of at least 30 minutes in a general aviation aircraft. Priority will be given to applicants who have passed the private practice written test. The deadline for submitting your application is January 31. Applicants whose applications are being considered for the scholarship will be contacted for an interview before February 15th. Winners will be contacted by March 15th.

AOPA and Breitling partner to launch Breitling Aviation Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to one young pilot in the United States to be used toward a sports, recreational, or private pilot certification. Each applicant must be a current member of AOPA at the time of application and award, be a US citizen or permanent resident, be at least 16 years old at the time of application, and hold a student pilot certificate. The application deadline is February 11th.

Edward B. Scholarship Schaeffer’s Future of Aviation is a $5,000 scholarship for an individual who is pursuing a career in aviation such as aeronautical engineering, professional leadership, flight instruction, aircraft maintenance, or airport management. Eligible scholarship applicants must also be a member of AOPA at the time of application and award, be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. The application deadline is February 11th.

The Captain Jeff Koss Aviation Scholarship will be offered to an eligible individual who is at least 16 years old but not over 25 years old and aspires to become a pilot. Each applicant must be a Colorado resident, have a 3.0 GPA if enrolled in the school, and be able to earn a Class III medical degree. In addition to meeting these requirements, applicants must also write an essay, submit a resume, transcript, proof of Colorado residency, a statement of financial need, and a letter of recommendation. The application deadline is April 15th.

The Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship is a $1,500 opportunity for private pilots who want additional ratings. Applicants must submit a resume and one letter of recommendation indicating aviation-related skills, submit a one-page essay explaining why they are pursuing advanced training, and be located in the Midwest. The scholarship window opens on March 15 and the application deadline is May 15.

The Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to four students who have a passion for aviation blogging. The organization states that it “hopes to offer a scholarship that will benefit the student, as well as provide a platform for them to share their experiences while training for a successful future in the aviation industry.” Applicants must be US citizens enrolled in a fully accredited undergraduate aviation program with the US. The organization states that those applying should be able to write a 200-500 word blog post at least once a week during the academic year.” The scholarship window opens on March 1 and the deadline for application is August 15.

The UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship is a $1,000 opportunity for a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in an aviation-related program at a National Business Aviation Association/University Flying Association member school. The student must be at least a second-year undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 3.0. The applicant must also submit an essay, transcript, CV, and two letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by January 20.

The AOPA Foundation also offers 17 different types of scholarships, so be sure to visit the scholarship website for all the details. Scholarship applications will remain open until February 11th.


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