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Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Criteria

To be considered for the Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship Award, The applicant must:
  • Hold a current second class medical. Send photo copy with application.
  • Maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA in a college program or a graduate with same. Must provide an Official transcript.
  • Must hold the following and provide photocopies with application:
    • Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Single Engine Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating or Single Engine ATP, CFI-A Written, FOI Written, CFI-I Written and Spin Endorsement.
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • Express a strong desire to advance in the aviation field.
  • Complete the standard application form, including goal outline and essay.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
  • Provide 3 letters of recommendation (one of which must be from someone involved in aviation) submitted directly to the Scholarship Committee.
  • Agree to be interviewed by manager of local school where recipient will train if awarded.


  • The Scholarship award will include 104 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours individual ground instruction, 14 hours dual Cessna 172 or 172RG, 6 hours dual simulator, and unlimited solo simulator access. Any hours of training needed outside these parameters will be at the recipient’s’ expense.
  • Scholarship recipient must be able to attend one of American Flyers schools to receive training and commit to the 30 day academy.
  • Scholarships must be used for flight training only. Any housing, transportation or living expenses must be handled by recipient.
  • Written and Flight test Fees not included.

Submission Deadlines

This scholarship is awarded on a biannual basis. Completed applications must be postmarked according to dates listed below.

2nd Quarter | June 30th
4th Quarter | December 31st

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