Aviation Finaid Info

Aviation Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Assistance

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Jocelyn Romanick
Financial Aid Coordinator
College of Aerospace Science and Technology
romanickjocelyn@suu.edu 
(435) 586-7849

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines student eligibility for grants such as Pell and SEOG. These grants are based upon financial need, and the offered amount will be determined by the information submitted on the FAFSA. The application can be found at fafsa.ed.gov

Loans

Students should only borrow loans after all other options for aid have been exhausted. Student loans must be repaid. Loan are available from the following sources:

  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program - Direct loans come from the Department of Education, and typically come in two different forms: subsidized and unsubsidized. The type of loan and the amounts are based upon information submitted on the FAFSA. With subsidized loans, the Federal government pays the interest while the student is enrolled in school. Dependent undergraduate students may also be eligible for the Parent PLUS loan, which is a loan borrowed by a student's parent(s) on their behalf.
  • Private Loans - Private student loans (also sometimes referred to as alternative student loans) are loans from private lending institutions, such as banks or credit unions. Private student loans can vary from lender to lender, so research several different options before making a decision to ensure that you are getting the loan that works best for you. SUU has compiled a list of all private lenders selected by students at our school over the past three years.

More detailed information on student loans can be found on the SUU Student Loan page. Remember, when borrowing money to pay for school, only borrow what you need.

Scholarships

Aviation Scholarships

Scholarships are one of the best ways for future pilots to fund their flight training because the money never needs to be paid back! About $3.3 billion in gift aid is awarded by private sources each year. Unfortunately, there are many scholarships that go un-awarded each year because people simply think it’s too difficult to apply.

The selection process for scholarships can take a few months, deadlines are by sponsor and are not dictated by the University. It’s a good idea to begin reviewing scholarship opportunities prior to enrollment and continually throughout your education. Many scholarships come and go throughout the year, check this website and each opportunity frequently for accurate information.

Some scholarships may require a membership enrollment, and there can be a fee associated with the membership. The potential award of a scholarship may be worth the membership fee, but it is up to the student to decide. A scholarship application or membership to any affiliation does not guarantee the applicant funding and is not the responsibility of the University.

The University has gathered the below resources for students to seek out as a convenience for students and does not guarantee anything further than this page being a resource.

General Scholarships

AAAE

THE ORIS W. DUNHAM, JR. AND SYLVIA M. DUNHAM SCHOLARSHIP 
  1. Students are eligible to apply if they are a current college student enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college/university, technical/vocational, or trade school in the United States or Canada enrolled in an aviation-related program.
  2. Deadline: February 26, 2021

UAA

Piedmont Airlines Scholarship for Flight Training 
  1. To provide financial support for men and women pursuing a future in aviation. The scholarship will provide opportunities to emerging aviation professionals to achieve their academic goals and contribute their talents to the aviation industry.
  2. Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Joseph Frasca Excellence in Aviation Scholarship 
  1. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded by the Frasca family in the name of their son Joseph Frasca to students currently enrolled at a UAA member college or university. Awards will be made at the UAA Awards Banquet during the Fall Education Conference.
  2. Deadline: June 30, 2021

Eugene S Kropf Scholarship 
  1. Known as "The Red Baron," Gene Kropf was public affairs officer of the Western Region of the Federal Aviation Administration, member of Governor Ronald Reagan's Task Force on Aerospace-Aviation Education, member of FAA, and long time supporter of aviation education and breaking down barriers and obstacles confronting aviation education programs. Kropf served as the president of UAA from 1952-1953, and president of Alpha Eta Rho from 1965-1981.
  2. Deadline: June 30, 2021

Paul A. Whelan Scholarship 
  1. In the memory of an exemplary aviation educator, the Paul A. Whelan Scholarship was initiated by his family under the auspices of the University Aviation Association (UAA). The Paul A. Whelan Scholarship Fund supports men and women pursuing a future in aviation and/or space-related fields. The scholarship will provide opportunities to emerging aviation professionals to achieve their academic goals and contribute their talents to the aviation industry.
  2. Deadline: June 30, 2021

CAE Entry Level Jet Scholarship
  1. CAE, a worldwide leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security and health care markets, will award up to FOUR entry level corporate jet aircraft training scholarships in 2021. These scholarships will be awarded to four different students from, or recent graduates of, University Aviation Association member institutions. 
  2. Deadline: May 24, 2021

 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

  • Category A - Gabriel A. Hartl Scholarship
    • Students enrolled half- to full-time in a two- to four-year air traffic control program at an institution approved and/or licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as directly supporting the FAA's college and training initiative.
  • Category B - Lawrence C. Fortier Memorial Scholarship
    • Students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.
  • Category C - Full-Time Employee Student Scholarship
    • Full-time employees enrolled in advanced study programs to improve their skills in air traffic control or an aviation discipline.
  • Category D - Buckingham Memorial Scholarship
    • U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Application Deadline: TBD

Air Line Pilots Association, Itn’l (ALPA) 

  1. One 4-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 is maintained (3.0 GPA). Although the program envisions selection of a student enrolling as a college freshman, eligible individuals who are already enrolled in college may also apply. The student must be enrolled in a program of studies principally creditable toward a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Application Deadline: TBA

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2021, 5PM EST
  • David Alan Quick Scholarship
    • Must be a junior or senior in good standing, enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering.
  • David Mineck Memorial Scholarship
    • Must be an Experimental Aircraft Association member or recommended by EAA member.
  • Eddie Queen Aviation Management Scholarship
    • Undergraduate student pursuing a career in business aviation management at an NBAA/UAA institution who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to customer service.

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

  • Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
  • GAMA Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award
    • Awarded to a graduating U.S. high school senior who has been accepted to and will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program at his or her chosen college/university.
  • Wichita Aero Club Edward W. Stimpson Scholarship
    • The Wichita Aero Club established the Edward W. Stimpson scholarship in 2012 in memory of the late President of GAMA and ICAO Ambassador to provide an annual award for applicants who seek to make a significant contribution to the aviation industry upon completion of their education.
  • ICAS Foundation/GAMA Scholarship
    • The ICAS Foundation has joined with GAMA to provide assistance to students seeking an aviation-related degree. Eligible students are those who are enrolled in an aviation-related degree program, such as professional pilot, maintenance/engineering, or aviation business. The applicant must have completed at least two semesters in an aviation-related declared major, with a demonstrated ability and intention to complete their degree.

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)

Gene Baker Memorial Scholarship
  1. Open to all AEA members, their children, grandchildren or dependents. This scholarship may be used for any field of study at an accredited college or university and will be applied toward tuition only. The scholarship is in memory of Gene Baker, the first executive director of the Aircraft Electronics Association.
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Jim Cook Honorary Scholarship

  1. Open to all AEA members, their children, grandchildren or dependents. This scholarship may be used for any field of study at an accredited college or university and will be applied toward tuition only. The scholarship honors Jim Cook, the first chairman of the AEA Educational Foundation
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Monte Mitchell Scholarship

  1. This scholarship honors Monte Mitchell’s service of more than 40 years to the Aircraft Electronics Association and the general aviation industry. Mitchell first served as the AEA executive director and later as president of the association from 1977 to 1996. Under Mitchell’s leadership, the AEA Educational Foundation was created in 1990 to enhance, promote and secure the future of aviation and the AEA by furthering the education of students, technicians and members of the AEA. It will be awarded to an AEA member employee. The scholarship will cover a full AEA Convention registration along with travel and hotel expenses. The award recognizes an AEA member employee for their exemplary job performance and pursuit of professional development. This is an annual award to be given prior to the AEA International Convention and Trade Show
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Chuck Freeland Memorial Scholarship for Flight Training

  1. Named in memory of Chuck Freeland, former AEA board member and secretary, this scholarship is available to employees of AEA member companies who plan to pursue a recreational or private pilot certificate
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Sporty's Foundation Recreational Pilot Certificate for AEA Technicians 

  1. Sponsored by The Sporty's Foundation, these scholarships are available to avionics technicians or avionics managers of an AEA Repair Station Member to use toward achieving their Recreational Pilot Certificate.
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians

  1. Pat Napolitano, Fleet Support Representative and Staggerwing Pilot for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics was a respected employee and member of the aviation community. With more than 30 years of experience and over 4,500 hours of flight time, his passion for aircraft maintenance and flying was apparent to anyone who had the opportunity to meet him. Through this scholarship, Pat’s legacy will inspire a new generation of aviators. Available to all graduating seniors or current college students pursuing their Aviation Technician Certification.
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Chuck Peacock Memorial Scholarship

  1. Given by Wanda Peacock in memory of her late husband, Chuck Peacock. As the founder of the Aircraft Electronics Association, Peacock credited his aviation and business management skills as the cornerstones for his success in the industry. This scholarship is offered to recognize the importance of management skills and is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an aviation management program.
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

David Arver Memorial Scholarship

  1. Given by Pete and Carrie Halbauer and the employees of Skycom Avionics Inc. in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This award was established by Dutch and Ginger Arver in memory of their son, David. Dutch Arver was a supporter of the AEA for years and served on the board of directors until his retirement. The recipient of this scholarship shall be a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.
  2. Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Dutch and Ginger Arver Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Field Aviation Co. Inc. Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Garmin Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Garmin–Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship

  1. Available to a high school, college or vocational/technical school student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Gogo Business Aviation Scholarship

  1. Available to a high school, college or vocational/technical school student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Johnny Davis Memorial Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship

  1. Given by Pacific Southwest Instruments, 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Leon Harris/Les Nichols Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

  1. This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual wanting to pursue an associate degree in applied science in aviation electronics technology at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. The award covers all tuition expenses for eight quarters, or until the recipient completes an associate degree. All other costs (tools, books, living expenses, student fees) are the responsibility of the student. The applicant cannot be enrolled currently in the AET program at Spartan and must have a high school degree or equivalent.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Marshall Temple Memorial Scholarship

  1. Named in memory of Marshall E. Temple, founder of Temple Electronics in Houston, Texas. Temple, a U.S. Navy veteran, started his business in 1973, which has been an AEA member ever since. 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Dan Meisinger Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship

  1. The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship was established in the honor and memory of Dan L. Meisinger Sr., whose career in aviation spanned 63 years. He was founder of Executive Beechcraft, headquartered in Kansas City, MO, and was twice named Beech Aircraft's Man of the Year. The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual flight training scholarship to a qualified individual.
  2. Deadline: Last Friday in November

2021 Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award Scholarship

  1. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is an international trade association dedicated to fostering and advancing the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. GAMA represents over 100 of the world’s leading manufacturers of general aviation aircraft, engines, avionics, and components, as well as operators of maintenance facilities, fixed base operations, aircraft fleets, and pilot and training facilities. GAMA offers the Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award annually as part of its commitment to advancing careers in general aviation.
  2. Deadline: April 16, 2021

ICAS Foundation/GAMA Scholarship

  1. The ICAS Foundation has joined with GAMA to provide assistance to students seeking an aviation-related degree. Eligible students are those who are enrolled in an aviation-related degree program, such as professional pilot, maintenance/engineering, or aviation business. The applicant must have completed at least two semesters in an aviation-related declared major, with a demonstrated ability and intention to complete their degree.
  2. Deadline: December 31

Boeing Flight Training Scholarship

  1. Boeing’s commitment to general aviation includes a pilot flight training scholarship for an individual working toward a private, recreational or sport pilot certificate or instrument rating. Funds will be paid directly to your flight school and training is to be completed within one year. The recipient will be chosen based on passion for flying, commitment to completing flight training and two reference letters highlighting the applicant’s character qualities. Applicants who are full-time students enrolled in high school, an accredited flight program, or an accredited college or university should have a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Award recipients will also receive Jeppesen’s Online Sport, Private, or Instrument Flight Training Course to enhance the flight training experience.  Must be a WAI member
  2. Deadline: November 2021

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarships

  1. LeRoy Homer Jr. was the first officer for United Airlines on Flight 93 which tragically crashed in Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001.
  2. Deadline: January 31, 2021

Pioneers of Flight Scholarship

  1. The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) established the Pioneers of Flight Scholarship Program in 1989 to offer financial assistance and encouragement to young people in the pursuit of academic excellence. By making scholarships available, NATF's ultimate goal is to foster and promote careers in the general aviation industry.
  2. Deadline: Last Friday in December

Society of Flight Test Engineers

  1. Through the generous donations of SFTE Corporate Members, Chapters, and Individuals, the Society provides yearly scholarship awards to deserving students who meet the following criteria
  2. Deadline: TBA

Bob Stuart Memorial Scholarship

  1. MoSAC and MAMA jointly award up to two scholarships annually to applicants who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in an aviation-related curriculum at a U.S. college or university. Awards will be made to residents of Missouri and citizens of the U.S. without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin
  2. Deadline: February 15, 2021

Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association Scholarship

  1. The Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association Scholarship will be awarded annually. Any person submitting a resume application to the Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association will be eligible for this award. Candidates should demonstrate a genuine interest in agricultural areas such as agronomy, research, or ag law that promotes or supports the Agricultural Aviation Industry. Non-traditional students are also encouraged to apply. Letters of recommendation will be accepted along with the resume application but are not required.
  2. Deadline: June 1, 2021

Alaska Airman’s Scholarship

  1. The Alaska Airmen's Association is proud to support the growth of aviation as an industry and lifestyle. We partner with aviation legends to award multiple scholarships each year, designed with the next generation of aviators in mind. We know how expensive the aviation industry is, which is why we are so excited to award over $40,000 worth of scholarships!
  2. Deadline February 1, 2021

American Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics

  1. G.C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award 
  2. General Aviation Systems Graduate Award 
  3. Guidance, Navigation and Control Graduate Award 
  4. John Leland Atwood Graduate Award 
  5. Luis de Florez Graduate Award 
  6. Martin Summerfield Propellants Graduate Award 
  7. Neil A. Armstrong Graduate Award  
  8. Orville & Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards Recipient 
    1. Applications open yearly from October 1-January 31

International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)

  • Rudolf Kapustin Memorial Scholarship
    • ISASI is a society formed to promote air safety by the exchange of ideas, experiences and information about aircraft accident investigations, and to aid in the advancement of flight safety; to promote technical advancement by providing professional education through lectures, displays and presentations and by the exchange of information for mutual development of improved investigations; to broaden professional relationships among members; to maintain and increase the prestige, standing and influence of the Air Safety Investigator in matters of air safety. The ISASI Rudolf Kapustin Memorial Scholarship honors late ISASI members whose contributions have advanced these goals. This award, which includes sponsorship for a student to attend the ISASI Annual Seminar, aims to support and promote a new generation of dedicated aviation safety professionals to carry on the society’s objectives
    • Deadline: April 15, 2021

$20K Rotor Wing Aviation Scholarship

  •  Who can apply: Helicopter Students only
  • The Rotor Aviation Scholarship is a $20,000 award used only for Commercial training (lab 2276).

Scholarship recipients are chosen by the SUU Aviation Scholarship Review Committee. They will notify all applicants of their status via email. Scholarships will be paid directly to the student's SUU account and applied to the appropriate semester charges.

Fall Semester - June 30th
Spring Semester - November 30th
Summer Semester - March 31st

American Association of Airport Executives

  • Applications deadline February 27, 2020. Check again in December 2020 for 2021-22 academic year scholarships
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • The AAAE Foundation offers a number of scholarships aimed at supporting our Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E.s) and their families, as well as scholarships to support the best and brightest future leaders in our profession.

AAAA

  • Requires a pre-qualifying form that undergoes an initial qualification round that takes a week to process. Submit that by April 1, 2020 to give yourself enough time to finish the application by May 1, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to render financial assistance for the college-level education of members of the Army Aviation Association of America, Inc. (AAAA).

AIAA

  • Deadline for 2020 closed, check again October 1-January 31
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • To help support our future aerospace professionals, the AIAA Foundation annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs. In the past 20 years, the AIAA Foundation has provided over 1,300 scholarships and graduate awards to students at more than 150 colleges and universities worldwide.

ADMA International

  • Deadline May 21, 2020
  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program
  • The ADMA Scholarship was established to provide assistance to youth aviation students pursuing careers in the aviation field. Applications are now open. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2020.

Air Force Association (AFA)

  • Scholarship applications accepted between December 1 and April 30
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • Through AFA scholarships, caring organizations and individuals help students pursue their dreams of higher education with generous scholarships, awards, and grants. These programs exemplify the lifelong bond of Airmen and the commitment of our supporting community.

Air Force Sergeants Association

  • Various scholarships and deadlines. Must be a member.
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • AFSA and the Airmen Memorial Foundation (AMF) joined together to conduct a scholarship program to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible, dependent children of the enlisted Total Air Force members.

Air Line Pilots Association, International

  • Deadline May 1, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • One 4-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 is maintained (3.0 GPA).

Air Traffic Control Association

  • Application must be submitted by May 1, 2020, transcripts and letters of recommendation by June 1, 2020
  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program

Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)

  • Check again in October for 2020-2021 academic year scholarships- various scholarships and deadlines
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • Since its inception, the AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, as well as technicians from AEA member companies. Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each.

Alpha Eta Rho aviation Fraternity

  • Must be a member; Application deadline July 21, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • Over the past three years, Alpha Eta Rho has been able to award almost $30,000 to active members. Scholarship awards are a benefit for Alpha Eta Rho members and help students reach their career goals in aviation.

American Veterans (AMVETS)

  • Scholarship application must be started before April 30, 2020, and they have extended their deadline to May 31, 2020 due to COVID-19
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students

AOPA

  • Must be a member; Application deadline will open again January 2021
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • These scholarship awards are a major benefit of AOPA membership, helping members reach their aviation goals. The scholarship awards are broken down into four categories: AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship, AOPA Teacher Flight Training Scholarship, AOPA Primary Flight Training Scholarship, and AOPA Advanced Rating Scholarship.

Ascent 50 Days of $1,000 Scholarships

  • Applications open Summer 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students

AVFuel

  • Applications open April 20, 2020, due September 7, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students

Blondes in Aviation

  • This website contains many links to scholarships with a variety of deadlines
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • Additional Scholarship List Compiled

Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship

  • Deadline April 15, 2020
  • Must be seeking a bachelor’s degree

Choose Aerospace

  • Applications open Summer 2020
  • Who can apply: Aircraft Maintenance Students

Citizens One Scholarship 

  • Application open May 1-June 30, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • Citizens One wants to honor the dedication of students and families pursuing higher learning!  No essays, no report cards-just a couple easy steps and you’re entered for a chance to win the Citizens Scholarship. Students and parents can enter May 1 – June 30 for a $15,000 prize in July. With all that, you’re made ready for success.

EAA

  • Cyclical scholarship deadlines throughout the year
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • EAA invites those who are interested in pursuing flight or a career in aviation or aviation related/STEM fields. We encourage individuals who are well-rounded, involved in their school or community, and interested in the world of aviation to apply for an EAA Scholarship.

Earnest

  • Scholarship deadline is May 31, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • Earnest is a newer student-loan lending company.  They're offering (50) $5,000 scholarships to undergrad and grad students.  You do not need to borrow from Earnest in order to receive this scholarship.

Facebook Groups to follow:

Eugene S. Kropf Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Rotor Wing and AMT students
  • The University Aviation Association annually awards a $500 scholarship to applicants who are enrolled in an aviation-related curriculum at a UAA member college or university and have achieved sophomore status at the institution. Awards will be made to U.S. citizens without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Flight Scholarship

  • Application deadline December 31
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • Various scholarships and deadlines
  • A listing of non-collegiate flight scholarships for the private pilot through advanced training from various sources open to men, women and youth. Each flight scholarship has their own deadline and requirements. Many are geographically or affiliation restricted. Visit the link provided for further info and an application for each award.

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

  • Deadline April 15, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students

Helicenter Aviation Academy

  • Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Who can apply: Helicopter students

Helicopter Association International Foundation

  • Open September 2020 for the 2021 year
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • HFI annually offers up to 20 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s vertical aviation industry. If you are enrolled in either pilot or maintenance technician training, then review the scholarship descriptions below and consider applying for an HFI scholarship.

International Aerobatics Club

  • Application due March 15, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • The Fullerton Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an International Organization of Women Pilots, will fund a $2000.00 Scholarship in memory of Michael E. Blackstone for entrants with at least a private pilot certificate to pursue Emergency Maneuvering Training and/or Basic Aerobatics.

International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT)

  • Deadline May 1, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students

Joseph Frasca Excellence in Aviation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Rotor Wing and AMT students
  • The Frasca family established this scholarship through the University Aviation Association (UAA) in the name of their son, Joseph Frasca. Joseph excelled as an undergraduate aviation student earning a reputation as a dedicated and competent scholar. His tireless efforts to promote and support aviation resulted in significant worldwide contributions to the industry and his abilities as an aerobatic pilot and ambassador of aviation provided many hours of enjoyment to thousands of people. He was indefatigable in reaching the highest standards of performance and achievement in every challenge he faced.
  • Aim of Scholarship: The Joseph Frasca Excellence in Aviation Scholarship was established through the University Aviation Association to encourage others to reach the highest level of achievement in their aviation studies. It is bestowed upon those who demonstrate a commitment and devotion to aviation in the tradition of Joseph Frasca.

Lockheed Martin

  • Closed again until 2021 academic year
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program that will award up to 150 scholarships.

MoSAC and MAMA

  • Deadline February 15, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • The Bob Stuart Memorial Scholarship was established by the Missouri State Aviation Council (MoSAC) and Missouri Airport Managers Association (MAMA) in memory of long time aviation promoter and airport manager, Bob Stuart.

National Air Transportation Association (NATA)

Navy Tuition Assistance Program

  • Must be active duty Navy
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) is the Navy's primary financial assistance program for voluntary education. TA provides funding to eligible active duty Sailors for tuition costs of courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, university, or vocational/technical institution, whose regional or national accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

National Gay Pilots Association

  • Open June 15-August 31, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • NGPA is proud to have given away over $500,000 in scholarships to aspiring aviators to help them become safer, more qualified members of the worldwide aviation community.

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal aviation Employees

Non Commissioned Officers Association

  • Deadline March 31, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • The NCOA Scholarship Fund is one of the most important entities within the Association. Established in 1970, its single purpose is to help dependents of NCOA members continue their education beyond high school. To date, the Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly $1.5 million in non-repayable scholarships.

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)

  • Scholarship applications now open (Must be a member to apply- $30 membership fee for students)
  • Who can apply: Airplane Students
  • OBAP is dedicated to supporting minority interest and placement in aerospace careers. To date, OBAP has awarded $5.8 million in scholarships to more than 470 diverse recipients nationwide.

Paul A. Whelan Aviation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Rotor Wing and AMT students
  • In the memory of an exemplary aviation educator, the Paul A. Whelan Scholarship was initiated by his family under the auspices of the University Aviation Association (UAA). The Paul A. Whelan Scholarship Fund supports men and women pursuing a future in aviation and/or space-related fields. The scholarship will provide opportunities to emerging aviation professionals to achieve their academic goals and contribute their talents to the aviation industry.

Piedmont Airlines Scholarship for Flight Training

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Rotor Wing and AMT students
  • To provide financial support for men and women pursuing a future in aviation. The scholarship will provide opportunities to emerging aviation professionals to achieve their academic goals and contribute their talents to the aviation industry.
    Piedmont Airlines will award a $3,000 educational scholarship to one qualified student of a UAA member university this year. Becoming a pilot can be expensive. And Piedmont Airlines wants to help by providing one deserving university student with a $3,000 scholarship through UAA.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

  • Various scholarships and deadlines listed at bottom of website
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • Education is an investment in your future. In order to alleviate some of the financial burden, financial aid is available to qualified students and their families. Financial aid recipients must be enrolled in our school of specialized technology programs (AMT & AET).

RD Sober Living

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students

Real Deal Sober Living has an exciting scholarship opportunity for existing college students and those who’re planning to attend in the 2021 school year. RDSoberLiving $1,000 scholarship is to help students to meet some of the expenses required to continue their education at the next level.

 

San Fernando Valley 99’s

Scholarships.com

  • General search for aviation scholarships
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aircraft Maintenance Students

Sporty’s Pilot Shop

Tailhook

  • Applications open December 15
  • Who can apply: Airplane Students
  • Since 2016, TEF’s grants have ranged from $2,500 to $15,000 per year. Last year, more than one-third of our grants were funded at $3,000 or more.

UAA (University Aviation Association)

  • Various scholarships and deadlines
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter, and Aircraft Maintenance Students
  • The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry. 

U.S. Navy (USN)

  • Must be active or inactive Naval reserve
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • The Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP) provides financial assistance to college students and graduates to complete baccalaureate degree requirements as applicable and obtain commissions via Officer Candidate School (OCS) or Officer Development School (ODS).

United States Air Force Aid Society (USAS)

  • Deadline April 30, 2020
  • Who can apply: Airplane and Helicopter Students
  • The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program,also known as the Hap Arnold Grant, is the centerpiece of AFAS education support. The application process for the Arnold Education Grant serves as the platform for other key education support opportunities at the Society.

Vertical Flight Foundation (VTOL)

  • Scholarship applications open later this year, deadline is February 1, 2021
  • Who can apply: Airplane, Helicopter and Aviation Mechanic Students
  • The Vertical Flight Society is the world’s oldest and largest technical society dedicated to enhancing the understanding of vertical flight technology.

ADMA Scholarship Program

  • The ADMA Scholarship was established to provide assistance to youth aviation students pursuing careers in the aviation field.

  • Applications open January 31

Aerospace Maintenance Training Scholarship

  • OBAP will award a scholarship to a deserving individual to further their career in the aviation industry as a Mechanic.
  • Deadline February 24

Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship

  • The Bill Sanderson AMT Scholarship provides full tuition to complete a maintenance course from a selection of courses offered by various airframe and power plant manufacturers. The award includes a monetary stipend of US$500 to US$1,600 to assist with travel, lodging, and food. Up to six scholarships may be awarded annually.
  • Deadline December 30, 2021

 John Sandberg A&P Scholarship

  • The John Sandberg Scholarship provides up to two awards to support candidates to receive their A&P certificate. John Sandberg was a skilled mechanic who turned his passion for aviation into a successful business. This scholarship is dedicated to John’s vision of a hand up and using his skills to help others achieve their dreams.
  • Several scholarship cycles a year, check website for details

Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship

  • Applicants must already be enrolled in a maintenance technician certificate program at an FAA-approved Part 147 school or international equivalent. Up to six scholarships may be awarded.
  • Deadline December 30, 2021

Marshall Temple Memorial Scholarship 

  • Named in memory of Marshall E. Temple, founder of Temple Electronics in Houston, Texas. Temple, a U.S. Navy veteran, started his business in 1973, which has been an AEA member ever since. 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.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Stone Foundation Scholarship

  • 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.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

United Airlines Tech Ops Scholarship

  • OBAP will award a scholarship to a deserving individual to further their career in the aviation industry as a Mechanic.
  • Deadline: February 24, 2021

Universal Avionics Scholarship

  • 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.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Duncan Aviation Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Deadline April 2021

Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)

  • Applications will open again October 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Since its inception, the AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, as well as technicians from AEA member companies.

Choose Aerospace

  • Applications open Summer 2020
  • Who can apply: Aircraft Maintenance Students

GAMA Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 31, 2020

Helicopter Foundation International

  • Open September 2020 for the 2021 year
  • HFI annually offers up to 20 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s vertical aviation industry. If you are enrolled in either pilot or maintenance technician training, then review the scholarship descriptions below and consider applying for an HFI scholarship.

National Business Aviation Association

  • Deadline February 28, 2020
  • The NBAA Maintenance Committee is dedicated to promoting technical education and training as a means for business aviation maintenance technicians to enhance their careers. To support this position, NBAA Charities offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive AMT Maintenance Scholarships.

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)

  • 2020 scholarships not yet open, but you can sign up for a reminder email when they open
  • OBAP is dedicated to supporting minority interest and placement in aerospace careers. To date, OBAP has awarded $5.8 million in scholarships to more than 470 diverse recipients nationwide.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • The National Space Club and Foundation is the foremost entity devoted to fostering excellence in space activity through interaction between industry and government, and through a continuing program of educational support.

STEM Scholarships

  • Various scholarships and deadlines
  • Take advantage of college scholarship opportunities to help you reach your potential and pay for college, international study abroad, summer programs, and even graduate school.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

  • Deadline March 8, 2020 - April 4, 2020

AAAE Foundation Scholarship for Women in Aviation  

  1. Students are eligible to apply if they are a current college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an aviation program at an accredited two- or four-year college/university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be female and have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Deadline: February 26, 2021

Women in Aviation 

2021-2022 Scholarship Deadline TBA

International Society of Women Airline Pilots

  • Financial Scholarships
    • ISA+21 awards a minimum of two scholarships of $5,000 each year to be used towards an advanced flight training program.
    • Deadline TBA
  • Type Rating Scholarships
    • ISA+21 awards two B737 or A320 type ratings valued each at $10,000 each year
    • Deadline TBA
  • Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
    • In memory of Francesca Norris, who was a dedicated and respected flight instructor, ISA+21 awards two scholarships each year to aspiring female airline pilots.  Even though Francesca’s dream of becoming an airline pilot was not realized, this scholarship will advance many women on a path to reach that dream.  The scholarships are for advanced flight instructor training programs and will assist women pilots in a career that Francesca loved.
    • Deadline TBA
  • International Conference Scholarship
    • ISA+21 awards one US$5,000 scholarship every two years to a female pilot from the host conference region to be used towards an advanced flight training program.
    • Deadline June 1, 2021

AAIA

  • Deadline March 22, 2020
  • The AIAA Diversity Scholars Program seeks to provide opportunities for underrepresented university students who have an interest in or are pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend an AIAA forum.

Advancing Women in Transportation

  • Deadline March 27, 2020
  • The mission of WTS is to advance women in the field of transportation; the WTSNUC believes strongly that providing scholarship opportunities for women pursuing transportation degrees is an important way to fulfill that commitment.

Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance

  • 2021 scholarships open August 2020
  • AWAM’s Scholarship Program supports the diverse skills required in the field of Aviation Maintenance. AWAM began its scholarship program in 2002 with four scholarships awarded to eight recipients.

Deputy

  • Application deadline July 31, 2020

Flight Scholarship

  • Various scholarships with various deadlines

I Hart Flying

  • Deadline June 4, 2020 
  • "Our mission is to assist women of all ages in achieving their aviation goals through the awarding of flight training scholarships.  We believe that helping women achieve their pilot's license will provide a positive way to increase the number of women aviators!

Our "love affair with flying" all started back in 2010 when our founder, Rachelle, was offered a scholarship to obtain her PPL (private pilots license) for free.  Since then, she has made it her mission to share her knowledge and passion for aviation with others, to pay things forward and to help other young women take control of their "flight paths" and help them achieve their aviation dreams!"

International Society of Women Airline Pilots

  • 2020 scholarships not yet open, must be a member

Ladies Love Tail Draggers

Whirly Girls

  • James Wisecup Memorial Flight Training Scholarship
  • Whirly-Girls Helicopter Add-On Flight Training Scholarship
  • Advanced Mountain Flight Training Scholarship
  • Airbus Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) Training 
  • Edward M. Thurn Memorial Scholarship
  • Survival Systems USA Aircraft Ditching Course Scholarship
  • Robinson Helicopter R66 Safety Course Scholarship
  • Robinson Helicopter R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship
  • Garmin GTN & G500/600 Course Scholarship
  • FlightSafety International Bell 206/Bell 407 Scholarship (PENDING)
  • Erickson & Volo Mission Vertical Reference/External Load Scholarship:
  • Check website for deadlines

Women in Aviation

  • 2020 applications closed, no dates for 2021 yet
  • Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International and help members reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about.

Women Marines Association (USMC)

  • Deadline February 1-February 28
  • The WMA Scholarship committee administers a program of grants. The number of these scholarships is determined by the annual earnings from the investments for these scholarships.

Women in STEM

  • Various Deadlines
  • Scholarships, Programs and Organizations Helping Women Bridge the STEM Gender Gap

ZONTA International

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees 

National Gay Pilot Association

  1. Alaska K&S Aviation Boeing 737
  2. American Airlines Advanced Flight Training Scholarship
  3. Buttgenbach Foundation Private Pilot Scholarship
  4. Delta Airlines Advanced Flight Training Scholarship
  5. Envoy Air Advanced Flight Training Scholarship
  6. FedEx Advanced Flight Training
  7. NGPA Commercial Certificate Scholarship
  8. NGPA Instrument Rating Scholarship
  9. NGPA Private Pilot Scholarship
  10. NGPA Seaplane Rating Scholarship
  11. NGPA Steven Moore Advocacy Scholarship
  12. NGPA Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship
  13. Piedmont Airlines Advanced Flight Training Scholarship
  14. United Airlines Advanced Flight Training Scholarship
  15. United Airlines Tech Ops Scholarship
  16. Deadline: TBA, but usually August 31

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)

Deadline: February 24, 2021

AAAE NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Students are eligible to apply if they are a current college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an aviation program at an accredited two- or four-year college/university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be of Native American origin and have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Deadline: February 26, 2021