Ds Scholarship

Apply to aviation scholarships this holiday season

The University Aviation Association DeVore Freedom of Flight Scholarship is a scholarship intended to advance youth in aviation education. The $1,000 award is open to undergraduate students who are pursuing initial flight training in schools with Part 141 programs. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a Part 141 group aviation program, be accepted or enrolled in an aviation-related major, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher and write an essay highlighting their “love of flying and commitment to flight training” letter of recommendation from a faculty member at a UAA member institution. The application deadline is June 30th.

The San Diego chapter of The Ninety-Nines is offering a $12,000 scholarship to pursue a private pilot certification for a pilot. The scholarship honors record-setting pilot Fran Bera, and student pilots who are members of The Ninety-Nines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have been a student pilot member of the organization for at least three months prior to the application deadline, have a valid medical and student pilot certificate, and have at least five hours of flight training in the six months preceding the application deadline , receive flight training in the United States, demonstrate the need for financial assistance, and obtain a mentor at The Ninety-Nines. The recipient will have 12 months from the award date to use the scholarship money. The application deadline is December 7.

If you are a female in aviation, be sure to apply for the Girls Love to Fly Prop Star Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship can be applied to cover the cost of the written examinations and the pilot examiner fee for a private, instrument, or commercial examination instrument. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older; be a US citizen; be able to pass an FAA medical examination; and read, write and speak English according to FAA standards. The application deadline is April 1st.

If you are of Native American descent, you may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship offered by the American Association of Native American Executive Airporters. The scholarship is open to undergraduate, seniors or postgraduate students currently enrolled in an Aviation/Airport Management Programme. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, evidence of academic achievement and financial need, and participation in their community. Students can apply for the scholarship by visiting the scholarship office at their college or university. The application deadline is March 31.

The International Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) awards $12,000 or $3,000 annually to a “medically retired, long-term disabled or deceased pilot member of the Airline Pilots Association.” Applications should not be submitted “before the applicant’s final year of high school and preferably after the first semester of that senior year.” Applicants must request their scholarship application by contacting the Airline Pilots Association’s governing bodies via email or by mail to the Governing Bodies, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 400S, McLean VA 22102. Application deadline is April 1 to be considered for the academic year 2022. -2023.

The second ALPA scholarship is the Costas Civilis Alba Education Scholarship. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an aviation-related bachelor’s or associate’s degree program at one of 13 US universities. Students must also be active in their college’s ALPA education program and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. The application deadline is April 1st.


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