Below are a list of known scholarships that you should pursue:
The first one is available only to COCC Aviation Students:
Nadine and Cal Butler Aviation Scholarship
Calvin J. Butler was an early pioneer in aviation in Central Oregon. He founded Butler Farm Air Company in January 1946, the company currently known as Butler Aircraft, at the Redmond (KRDM) airport. Nadine, Cal's wife, and their granddaughter, have established an endowment to provide an annual scholarship for a COCC Aviation Program student. Contact Karl Baldessari, COCC Aviation Program, for an application. 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703, 541.318.3736,
The following are nationwide scholarships:
Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF)
AEF, 1501 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22209-1198, 703.247.5839 – AEF provides 800 scholarships and grants to flight students and educators. Special attention given to military applicants.
AIRCRAFT ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (AEAEF)
AEAEF, 4217 S. Hocker, Independence MO 64055; 816.373.6565 - The AEAEF offers twenty seven scholarships totaling over $66,000 to graduating high school seniors and enrolled college students, seeking degrees in the field of aviation maintenance, avionics, and aircraft repair. Deadline to apply is before March of each year.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Foundation's scholarship web page. AOPA offers two scholarships to be awarded to two applicants. The submission deadline is the last day of March each year.
AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY'S EDUCATION GRANT
Air Force Aid Society’s Education Grant, 1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Suite #202, Arlington, VA 22202-3410; 800.429.9475. The Air Force Aid Society provides $1,500 grants to dependent children of active, retired, or deceased members of the Air Force Aid Society. In addition, the grants require financial need and full-time student status. Applications are available by writing to the above address before March of each year.
AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
ALPA Scholarship Program, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036; 703.689.2270. The Airline Pilots Association offers a four-year renewable $3,000 scholarship to students who are children of medically retired or deceased pilot members of the Airline Pilots Association. The executive committee will also consider freshman college students; high school seniors should apply during the second semester of their senior year. The deadline to apply is before April of each year.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSOC. (ATCA)
Air Traffic Control Association, Scholarship Fund Inc., 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite. 711, Arlington, VA 22201; 703.522.5717. ATCA offers $600-$2,500 awards to promising students in an aviation related degree program. Successful candidates will have scholastic achievement, financial need, and the drive to succeed in the aviation industry. Deadline to apply is before May of each year.
ALGER: The Horatio Alger Association
The Horatio Alger National Scholarship program offer scholarships in two categories. One is for students who are currently in their senior year in high school. The second is the Military Veterans Scholarship program for U.S. veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. Applications are taken early in the fall for the following year.
Alpha Eta Rho Scholarship
Alpha Eta Rho, National Headquarters, 4627 Ocean Blvd., #220, San Diego, CA 92109. - Alpha Eta Rho offers five annual $500 scholarships to active members of the Alpha Eta Rho.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS (AIAA)
AIAA, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, Va. 20191-4344; 703.264.7500. The AIAA offers an award of $2000 to sophomore and higher Engineering students with a 3.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is before January of each year.
AMVETS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
AMVETS offers a $4,000 scholarship for veterans. It must be used for full-time study in the pursuit of undergraduate studies, graduate studies or a certification/degree from an accredited technical/trade school. 4647 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706.
AOPA AIR SAFETY FOUNDATION
AOPA Air Safety Foundation, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD 21701; 301.695.2000. The Air Safety foundation sponsors one $1,000 scholarship for both the McAlester Memorial and Donald Burnside Memorial Scholarships. Students must have junior or senior standing at the time of application, a 3.25 GPA, and be enrolled in a non-engineering degree program. If writing for an application, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Deadline to apply is before March of each year.
AAAA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Army Aviation Association of America awards scholarships and interest-free loans annually to members of AAAA and their spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children, and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased members. Some scholarships are specifically reserved for enlisted, warrant officer, company grade, and Department of the Army Civilian members
AVIATION / AEROSPACE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. (AAEF)
AAEF, P.O. Box 3015, Syracuse, NY 13220 -3015; 315.233.4837 - Bessie Coleman Scholarship to entering first-year students, Eugene Bullard scholarship to upper-class students. Both offer cash scholarships of $1,000 to students pursuing a degree in aviation or aviation-related field. Applicants must be full-time and preference will be given to students from the Syracuse and Central New York area, but all students are encouraged to apply. Students must have financial need and a 2.5 GPA. Deadline to apply is before July of each year.
AVIATION DISTRIBUTORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOC. (ADMA) SCHOLARSHIPS
Contact: ADMA Scholarship Program, 1900 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19103-1498 215.564.3484. ADMA offers two $1,000 scholarships to students of the professional pilot program enrolled in either an aviation maintenance or aviation management program. Applicants must be a third- or fourth-year student in their program, and selections are based on scholastic achievement, and the content of their application package. The deadline to apply is before April of each year.
AVIATION EXPLORING National Aviation Exploring Committee awards General Aviation scholarships to recognize excellence among Aviation Explorers studying the technologies and the skills needed in the field of aviation. Award will be for five scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. Must be currently registered and active in an aviation Explorer post. Deadlines: Aviation Explorer applications are due in the local council office for approval by March 31st of each year. Council approved aviation Explorer applications are due in the National LFL Office by May 1st of each year. Scholarships will be awarded each year by July 1st.
CIVIL AIR PATROL SCHOLARSHIP (CAP)
CAP offers several scholarships to its members who have achieved the Billy Mitchell award, or senior rating in Level II of the training program. Amounts range from $750 to $1,500; the number of awards varies based on funding. Applications are available through squadron commanders.
ERNIE AYER AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Contact by e-mail: TAyer73352@aol.com, Contact by phone: 201.447.4164. The amount of this aviation scholarship is open. The award will be made in installments following the achievement of certain goals. Two letters of recommendation and an official transcript are required.
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT AVIATION FOUNDATION (EAA)
EAA, P.O. Box 3065, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3065; phone 920.426.6815. The EAA Offers a variety of awards and scholarships ranging from $200 to full tuition (including books and equipment). Awarded to students seeking careers in aviation. International students may apply. There is a $5.00 application fee. Deadline to apply is before May of each year.
FAA Aviation and Space Education Outreach Program and Aviation Scholarships
FESTIVAL OF WINGS OVER HOUSTON
PO Box 671452 Houston, TX 77267-1452; phone 713.313.1847. The Festival of Wings over Houston offers several scholarships up to the sum of $5,000. Must be a full-time status junior with a 3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen.
The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Programs offer a suite of college financial and program resources in Oregon, and Siskiyou County, California. Many recipients enthusiastically declare that the Scholarship Programs are “about so much more than the money.” We think our interview teams select participants whose past and potential are worthy of special support and development. The Foundation hopes to develop a long term relationship with such students - not simply bestow a scholarship.
We actively look for applicants of all ages with some special circumstances. They may not have had the encouragement, opportunity or the financial means to attend or complete higher education. These candidates demonstrate their understanding of the values of work, taking responsibility, giving back and helping others. Given the chance, they can succeed in college and beyond.
FLORIDA SPACEPORT CHAPTER, THE NINETY NINES INC.
2289 Cox Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32926. This scholarship is offered to female students 18 years of age and older to provide assistance in flight training for a career in the aviation field. Must hold at least a private pilot certificate. Applications will be judged on neatness as well as sincerity of purpose and need of financial assistance. Deadline to apply is before August of each year. Web site: www.ninety-nines.org
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
1400 K street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20005-2485.
GREATER MIAMI AVIATION ASSOCIATION GROVER LOENING SCHOLARSHIP
621 East Ridge Village Drive, Miami, FL 33157; phone 305.971.9365
Several scholarships of up to $5,000 are available to students who have completed 30 credits, 15 of which must be in aviation. students must have a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher in the field of Aviation and must be U.S. citizens. The deadline to apply is before March of each year. This sponsor will not send applications directly to the student. Contact the Financial Aid Office or Resident Center for an application.
HELICOPTER FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL. In answer to the Helicopter Industry's need for qualified Pilots and in an effort to attract new talent to the industry, the HAI Human Resources Committee is sponsoring two Scholarships for Helicopter Pilots.
- Must be a HAI Member in good standing. (See HAI website http://www.rotor.com or call 703.683.4646).
- A clear copy of any and all FAA or International Equivalent Certificate(s).
- A current resume.
- Proof of Enrollment in a helicopter training program.
- Three current letters of recommendation from individuals such as employers, flight instructors, or HAI members that can attest to your background, training and experience as it relates to the aviation industry.
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 55 Second Street, Suite 1500 San Franscisco, CA 94105 418.808.3200 or 877.473.4636. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF offers different scholarship programs for students of various educational backgrounds. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage. Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership and financial need. Deadline to apply is October 15 of each year.
International Aviation Career Scholarship
Contact: ISA 21, PO Box 38644, Denver, CO 80238. Annual $1,200 scholarship awarded to a female pilot with a commercial license and at least 250 hours flight time and who is pursuing a career as an airline pilot. Sponsored by International Association of Women Airline Pilots.
International Council of Air Shows Foundation's Scholarship website. The application season is April through June each year.
The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation is currently accepting applications from young men and women ages 16 to 23 who want to fly.
MAPA Safety Foundation
P.O. Box 46067, San Antonio, TX 78246-0607.
Marion Barnick Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to a female who holds at least a private pilot certificate and is either a member of the Ninety Nines (99's) or a student at San Jose State, Gavilian College, Foothill College or West Valley College in California. For further scholarship information visit the Santa Clara Valley 99's web page at http://www.pilotsguide.com/scv99s/ or call their voice mail that at 408.327.9505.
McAllister Memorial Scholarship
AOPA, 421 Aviation Way, MD, 21701.
McNeil Consumer Products Company
7050 Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034-2299
Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division, 2630 Airport Rd. P.O. Box 5178, Helena, MT 59604-5178.
MOONEY AIRCRAFT PILOTS (MAPA)
MAPA Safety Foundation Inc. PO Box 460607 San Antonio, TX 78246-0607. To receive an application, please send a self addressed envelope to address above.
NANCY HORTON "TOUCH THE FACE OF GOD" SCHOLARSHIP
Nancy Horton Scholarship Fund, Inc., 4466 NE 91st Ave. Portland, OR 97220-5024. Scholarship offered in memory of Nancy Horton for female students 18 years of age or older training for their commercial aviation license or above. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, be highly recommended by her flight instructor, and have a letter of recommendation. Deadline date to apply is before May of each year.
NATIONAL BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (NBAA) National Business Aviation Association, Inc.,NBAA, 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. NBAA offers (2) $2,500 scholarships and (3) $1,500 scholarships to students who are at least in a sophomore, junior, or senior class standing. Deadlines to apply are Sept. 1, and Nov. 1.
National Air Transport Association (NATA)
Lisa Copella, National Air Transport Association Foundation, 4226 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302; phone 703.845.9000. NATA offers two grants each year under the Pioneer of Flight Scholarship Program. There are two scholarships for applicants pursuing careers in General Aviation as opposed to commercial airlines. Both grants are for $2,500. The academic scholarship is renewable for one year if academic excellence is maintained.
NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE FLYING ASSOCIATION AND THE GENERAL AVIATION MANUFACTURERS ASSOC. HAROLD S. WOOD SCHOLARSHIP
1400 K Street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 393-1500. One scholarship is offered to students in any degree program, having completed at least one semester, and having a 3.0 GPA or better. The deadline to apply is before March of each year.
NATIONAL SPACE CLUB DR. ROBERT H. GODDARD SCHOLARSHIP
2000 L Street NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-4907. The National Space Club sponsors a $10,000 award to a student who is a junior enrolled in an aerospace program. Must be a U.S. citizen. There is no formal application form, but interested students must apply in writing and provide certain information in their letter. Factors considered are official transcript, letters of recommendation from faculty, accomplishments demonstrating personal qualities of creativity and leadership, scholastic plans for future participation in aerospace sciences and technology, proven past research and participation in space-related science and engineering activities, and financial need is considered.
ORGANIZATION OF BLAKC AIRLINE PILOTS
(OBAP), P.O. Box 50666 Phoenix, AZ 85076-0666.
PROFESSIONAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (PAMA)
PAMA, 1707 H Street, N.W. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006-3915 phone 202.730.0259. PAMA will award more than $30,000 in scholarships. Individual recipients of $1,000 scholarships are selected on the basis of educational performance, work experience, participation in school and community activities, career commitment, future potential, and financial need. Deadline to apply is before October of each year.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VETERANS
Scholarships for Veterans is a not for profit, non-partisan, non-political organization dedicated to making scholarships available to recent veterans. SFV provides funding for a 2-year AS, AA degree, which covers tuition and fees (or applied to expenses. Scholarships are available to any qualified recent veteran. firstname.lastname@example.org
Soaring Society of America Youth Soaring Scholarship
CADET Scholarship, Soaring Society of America, PO Box E, Hobbs, NM 88241. $600 towards a sailplane flying lessons, and lesser prizes of textbooks and memberships. Young persons between ages 14 and 22 and not holders of any FAA pilot licenses. Application forms are available at gliderports only.
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE)
230 East Ohio Street, Ste. 400 Chicago, IL 60611-3265 phone 312.596.5223 Fax 312.644.8557, e-mail: email@example.com SWE offers several scholarships to female and minority students enrolled in an engineering, aerospace or computer science programs. The class standing varies depending on the specific scholarship, but ranges from incoming freshmen to junior class standing. The amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. One application is for all grade levels. The deadline date to apply is before May of each year for incoming freshman, and before February of each year for others, including graduates.
VA MORTGAGE CENTER
Military Education Scholarships. VA Mortgage Center.com is proud to now offer five bi-yearly $1,500 scholarships in conjunction with our Military Education Scholarship Program. Sign up for an email update on future scholarships and read the winning essays from past applicants.
Whirly-Girls Whirly-Girls, P.O. Box 7446; Menlo Park, CA; 94026, 415.462.1441. Annual $4,000 scholarship to a female commercial airplane pilot to fund/obtain an initial or additional helicopter rating.
WOMAN'S ARMY CORPS VETERANS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize
relatives of Army Service Women. This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. A $1500.00 scholarship will be given annually.
WOMEN IN AVIATION INTERNATIONAL
Women in Aviation, International offers many scholarships. Visit their web site.
XEROX TECHNICAL MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP 907 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609; 716.482.3887. Xerox offers an award to minority full-time students (Asian, Black, Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan, or Hispanic) enrolled in a technical sciences or engineering degree program. The application requires a statement of financial need. The deadline to apply is before September of each year.