Students who are interested in an aviation career may wonder whether there are any scholarships available to them. These students may be excited to learn that there are indeed funding agencies which have created scholarships intended just for aviation students. Below are some of the grants available to students with an interest in aviation:
Santa Rosa Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarship is open to any female pilot living within 150 miles of Santa Rosa, California’s airport. In order to be eligible, student should be planning to study an aviation related degree program. Students must be at least 17 years of age. All applications must be received prior to May 1st. Applicants will be selected based on their financial need, personal essay, letters of recommendation, plan to meet their goals, and more. The award amount provides $3,000 to students and the money must be used within one year of the award date. More information is available at: http://www.santarosa99s.org/scholarship/.
Atlantic Aviators Aviation Scholarship provides two scholarships each worth $1,000 to students in MA in an effort to encourage students to pursue a career related to aviation. In order to be eligible for this award, students must be in their senior year of high school or in their first two years of college. They must demonstrate a passion for aviation and are required to write a brief essay which outlines their goals. Applications must be received prior to March 31st and more information can be found here: http://www.atlanticaviators.org/scholarships/.
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) provides scholarships worth $1,000 to eligible students. Students are required to enroll full-time in a college or university and have reached their junior year in college. Furthermore, applicants must hold a minimum grade point average of 3.0. AAAE also offers several grants to students from Native American backgrounds through their AAAE Foundation Scholarship for Native Americans. Applicants must be received prior to March 31st.
Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship provides funding for one scholarship worth $2,500. The goal of this award to so that one winner can receive flight training. In order to be eligible, applicants must be current college students studying for an aviation degree. Furthermore, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and have a professional recommendation. Priority consideration is given to residents of Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. More information is available at: http://nata.aero/Scholarships/Dan-L.-Meisinger,-Sr.-Memorial-Scholarship.aspx.
Texas Space Grant Consortium Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarships was created in memory of the astronauts who perished on Space Shuttle Columbia. These awards are aimed at rewarding students with strong academic records who study a STEM related field. In addition to academic excellent, applicants should be involved with space education programs, be involved in research, and demonstrate strong leadership ability. Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply for this award. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled full-time at a college or university, and have at least one year left in their program. The application deadline is March 21st and the amount of the award is $1,000. More information is available at the following website: http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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