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Aviation Scholarships

The academic field of aviation incorporates several educational and training pathways to joining this exciting industry. Two majors that are popular are aviation management and avionics technology. Continue reading below to learn more about this field and about the world of aviation scholarships.

Avionics maintenance and technology is most often offered at either the certificate or the associate degree level. In these programs, you'll study avionics systems as you learn about installation, integration, in-aircraft testing and troubleshooting methods. 

These programs are usually designed to prepare degree candidates for entry-level bench technician positions in the aviation industry. They are often offered at technical or community colleges. Among other things, this will mean lower tuition costs for you as compared to most 4-year colleges or universities. 

Another avenue into this industry is aviation management. Here you'll learn the art and science of managing aviation industry operations and services. As you train for professional administrative positions in the aviation industry you will learn about the technical and managerial skills that are needed to succeed in this arena. These programs can be found at the certificate, associate and bachelor's degree level. There are a small number of programs that are offered in a distance-learning format.

Graduates of either an aviation management or an avionics technology program will most likely seek employment with commuter airlines and airports. Other potential employers include federal and state governments, aircraft manufacturers, flight simulator companies and delivery companies such as UPS or Fed-Ex.

The employment outlook for positions in the aviation industry is not that strong. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians will only see a 6% increase in jobs between now and 2020. This is slower than the average for all occupations. This slow growth will be largely the result of the outsourcing of maintenance work to other countries. Job opportunities will be best for those with a bachelor's degree and those willing to relocate.

Follow the links below to continue exploring the world of aviation scholarships.

USAIG PDP Scholarship

1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. 2. At the time of application, applicant must be officially enrolled for the academic year at an NBAA - and University Aviation Association (UAA) - Member institution in an aviation-related program. Contact the department head or adivsor for the institution's NBAA and UAA membership numbers. This application is not complete if these numbers are missing. 3. Applicant will be an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior in the academic year enrolled in an aviation-related two-year, four-year, or postgraduate degree program that incorporates the NBAA PDP. Proof of enrollment must be provided prior to distribution of the award. 4. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average (g.p.a.) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

IAC Chapter 34 Aerobatic Scholarship

The IAC34 Aerobatic Scholarship will be awarded to help advance the recipient's piloting skills by making payment toward training costs in an approved Beginning Aerobatic Course.The scholarship is funded entirely through an annual raffle held by the club. The Award amount will be not less than $500 and not more than $1000. The applicant will complete and submit an application form. A letter of recommendation and an essay will accompany theapplication. The essay should include some of the following elements: * The applicant's aviation related activities/clubs. * The applicant's interest in aerobatics. * The applicant's past and/or current training in aviation. * A list of any pilot license or aviation awards already received.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONApplication, letter of recommendation and essay should be sent by traceable mail to: IAC34 Scholarship Committee 7628 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, Oh 45236

The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship

Eligibility: > Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. > An applicant must be between the age of 16 and 23 years old by the application deadline. > You are eligible if you are pursuing your license on your own, and not part of any college, university or aviation program. In addition, we do not provide loans for any college or university tuition, even if you are in an aviation program. > If I have obtained my private pilot license and am working on my instrument rating, can I still apply? This scholarship applies only to obtaining a private pilot license. It does not apply to instrument ratings or any other aspect of flight training. This scholarship is not intended for individuals already enrolled in a university based flight program, which offers instruction in private pilot certification as part of the curriculum. > In order to eligible for the scholarship, you must be sixteen by the deadline. > The application is posted in October each year with the deadline being January 31st of the following year. > An unofficial transcript will be accepted, providing the envelope is sealed and has the school stamp on it.

339th Fighter Group Scholarship

Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established in tribute to the 339th Fighter Group of World War II by Lt. Colonel Lee D. “Ike” Eisenhart, one of the squadron’s P-51 “Mustang” pilots and devoted EAA member.

EAA Aviation Achievement Scholarships

Awarded to individuals active in sport aviation endeavors to further their education or training. Must major in aviation-related studies.

Mick Schier Memorial Scholarship

Established by family and friends of Mick Schier who loved flying and who shared his love with others.Eligibility: To offset tuition costs of anyone in the area attending anaccredited flight school. Applicants must have completed ground school.Application: Contact the Marshfield Area Community Foundation for application information.Deadline: Open-ended.

Dutch and Ginger Arver Scholarship

Available to high school seniors who plan to or are attending an accredited school in avionics program. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sex, race, creed, religion, age or country of origin. All scholarships are based on merit with restrictions. Scholarship applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale) to apply for a scholarship. Selection factors include expression of mechanical ability, aviation interests, class attendance, motivation, technical aptitude, scholastic record, responsibility, and commitment to the aviation industry. Scholarships do not apply to pilot training, instrument ratings, or air traffic control programs.

Jan Jones Memorial Scholarship

The Jan Jones Memorial Scholarship has been made possible through an endowment from Jan's parents, William and Mary Jones and other generous donors. The scholarship provides a grant to be applied towards aerobatic training. The recipient must be a female, hold a private pilot's license, and write a short essay on why she wants to learn aerobatics. The recipient is selected by a panel of female aerobatic pilots, and announced at the International Council of Air Shows Annual Convention, held every December.

Jeppesen Flight Training Scholarship

Jeppesen's commitment to GA 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. (Scholarship value $5,000) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

Al Conklin and Bill De Decker Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Target Candidate: Undergraduate Target Area Within Business Aviation: Students pursuing a career in business aviation management at NBAA/UAA institutions Total Scholarship Award: $5,000 for educational costs Application Deadline: Typically July Notification/Award Period: Awarded each academic year U.S. Citizenship/Permanent/ Resident Status Required? Yes Candidate Requirements: Full-time undergraduate enrollment or acceptance into an aviation management program at an NBAA/UAA member school; rising sophomore or higher standing; minimum GPA of 3.0

Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to a female WAI member over the age of 18 from any country. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual pursuing a private pilot certificate. Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney lived her lifelong dream of becoming a pilot, flying the EA-6B Prowler for the U.S. Navy. She was brilliant, strong-willed, and determined and had unwavering faith. The winner of this scholarship should embody some if not all of these characteristics. Applicants are encouraged to research Lt. Delaney and draw similarities to her. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the winner's flight school of choice and must be used within a year of receiving this award. (Scholarship value $2,000) Submission Requirements: Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

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