Below is a list of resources to assist student pilots looking for financial scholarships. American Flyers has worked with many of these organizations to help student’s achieve their aviation goals.
The Avfuel Corporation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of aviation professionals through their Avfuel scholarship for aviation program. They offer a total of 10 scholarships throughout the year through three different scholarship programs, providing financial assistance to students who are interested in flight school and pursuing a career in aviation.
EAA’s scholarships aim to ensure that aviation continues to have strong leadership in the future by supporting students who are passionate about aviation. These scholarships provide a valuable opportunity for students to become the future’s aviation leaders, pilots, and engineers.
The AAERO aviation scholarship, offered by the Aviation Adventures for Educated & Responsible Operations, provides financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the aviation industry, with a focus on promoting safety and education. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are enrolled in an accredited aviation program or flight school.
The AEROClub of New England aviation scholarship provides financial support to students in aviation that encourages excellence in flight education and training. This scholarship is exclusively open to residents of New England and is awarded to students who are enrolled in an accredited aviation program or flight school.
The Ohio Aviation Association established the Norman J. Crabtree Memorial Aviation Scholarship to honor his passion and dedication for aviation, and to support the future of Ohio’s aviation community. The areas of study include Flight Technologies, Aviation Engineering, Aviation Management, and Aviation Maintenance, and more.
The Airline Dispatchers Federation (ADF) Scholarships are designed to help students cover the cost of instruction and training to take the Aircraft Dispatch written test including books & materials, FAA written exam in addition to oral and practical test fees.
The United Aircraft Technicians Association (UAA) offers a range of scholarships to support students pursuing careers in aviation maintenance and technology. These scholarships are designed to help cover the cost of tuition, books, and other education-related expenses.
The ATCA Scholarship Fund is committed to supporting future leaders in the aviation industry by awarding scholarships to outstanding aviation students and children of air traffic controllers. In 2023, application submissions begin in March, giving eligible students the opportunity to apply for financial assistance to further their education and career aspirations in the field of aviation.
The Women in Aviation International (WAI) offers scholarships to its members to support them in achieving their goals and advancing into the aviation and aerospace careers they desire. These scholarships are a significant benefit of membership in WAI and provide financial assistance to members towards tuition, books, and other education-related expenses.
The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Educational Foundation website provides information on scholarships available to students pursuing a career in aircraft electronics. These scholarships are open to high school seniors, current college students, and veterans who are enrolled in an accredited program in avionics, aircraft electronics, or aircraft maintenance.
The Lyons Aviation Foundation is providing a scholarship for individuals who are committed to obtaining their Private Pilot Certificate within the next six months. This opportunity is designed to provide financial assistance and support for aspiring pilots to receive the training they need to start their aviation journey.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is providing an opportunity for aspiring pilots to receive financial assistance for their flight training expenses through their AOPA Flight Training Scholarships, which can be used to pursue a primary pilot certificate or an advanced rating.
The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is now accepting applications for their FMA Solo Program, tailored for high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for both music and aviation and wish to pursue flight training. It is supported by FMA, a nonprofit organization for pilots who are also musicians.
Ninety-Nines, Inc. offers a variety of Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships & Awards to support women who are committed to a career in flight. The scholarship programs are designed to encourage and empower women to pursue their aspirations in aviation.
The University Aviation Association, a nonprofit organization based in Auburn, Alabama, is proud to offer a scholarship exclusively available to Native American upper-level college students and graduate students enrolled full-time in aviation/airport management programs.
The Astronaut Scholarship program is aimed at supporting students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in these fields and are nominated by the faculty of their universities.
The National Aviation Exploring Committee is now offering scholarships to support students in the aviation field who are actively registered and participating in an Aviation Explorer post. The scholarship is tailored to provide financial aid to students interested in pursuing studies in areas such as aviation management, maintenance, piloting, and other related fields.
The University Aviation Association (UAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have partnered to offer the Janice K. Barden scholarship for students currently enrolled in aviation related programs. This scholarship supports students who are committed to making a positive impact on the aviation industry and is named in honor of the late Janice K. Barden.
Boeing invests in the future of aviation by providing academic scholarships to over 1,200 students. These scholarships are awarded through partnerships with educational institutions, and students should contact their chosen school to learn more about the opportunities available through Boeing funding.
The Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association provides scholarships that focus on supporting the education of young people in the aviation field. These scholarships are designed to ensure that future generations of aviation professionals have the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in an ever-changing industry.
Epic Flight Academy offers aviation scholarships that are open to U.S. high school students, including five scholarships for flight training and aircraft mechanics program, with a full scholarship for private pilot’s license and partial scholarships for aircraft mechanics programs.
The Aviation Education and Career EXPO is a platform designed to provide young aviation enthusiasts with the resources and support they need to further their education. With over 30 different scholarships and awards available, the EXPO offers a wide range of opportunities for recipients, including both monetary and tuition-based awards for flight school students.