LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation Flight Training Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$9,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31

Friday
Awarded By:

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must not have been charged with or convicted of any misdemeanors or felonies.
  4. Must be 16 to 23 years of age on the deadline date.
  5. Must plan to pursue a career in aviation as a professional pilot.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. students who plan to pursue a career in aviation as a professional pilot. Students must be between 16 and 23 years of age at time of application.

Application requirements for the LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation Flight Training Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essays (3)
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: This scholarship applies to obtaining a private pilot license only. It does not apply to instrument ratings or any other aspect of flight training. The 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 addition to all other specified criteria, the student must meet the following requirements: must read, write, and speak English to FAA standards; must be able to attain an FAA third-class medical certificate (the certificate will only be requested once the student has been selected for the scholarship); and must have dependable transportation and sufficient time available to complete training at the nearest Cessna Pilot Training Center. Only the selected winner is notified. He/she will be notified by registered mail and/or telephone.

Award Amount: All fees and expenses associated with the private pilot course will be paid by the foundation.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $9,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Applications are available online from the LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation website. In addition to the completed application, the following materials must be submitted: two letters of recommendation, completed on the form provided in the application and submitted in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature across the seal; two essays of 300 words or less and one essay of 500 words or less addressing the topics listed in the application; and an official transcript. An unofficial transcript will be accepted, provided the transcript is submitted in a sealed envelope with the student's school's stamp on the seal. To ensure review of the application, the student must submit two copies of the completed application and all supporting materials, including the letters of recommendation and transcripts. The student should carefully review the application and follow all instructions listed therein, as incorrectly completed applications will not be considered. The complete application packet should be sent to the address provided and must be postmarked by the deadline date. Applications postmarked after the deadline date or with no postmark will not be considered.
Contact: Cheryl Homer Wilson
Address: P.O. Box 268 Marlton, New Jersey 08053

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