You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 2

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Air Safety Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Eighty exceptional high school students will received the scholarship this year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a current high school student.
  2. Must meet the minimum age requirement for the desired rating or certificate.
  3. Must be a current paid member of AOPA.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  5. Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

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

Description: The AOPA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AOPA. They support a number of flight training scholarships. These scholarships help student pilots to succeed and ease the financial burden of flight training. This scholarship program is a part of the AOPA You Can Fly program, a collection of initiatives that aim to build a larger, more vibrant pilot community.

Application requirements for the You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript.
Additional Information: Membership is required in order to qualify for an AOPA flight training scholarship. You also need to be a current high school student, 15 to 18 years old, and U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. You’ll need a parent or guardian approval (if under 18 years of age). Also, you must not have completed a sport, recreational, glider, or private pilot certificate at the time of application. Applicants also need a minimum GPA of 2.75 and must agree to complete solo flight or achieve pilot certificate within one year of receiving the scholarship

Award Amount: The grant value is up to $10,000 for direct flight training expenses to pursue a primary pilot certificate.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 2

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 2

Applicants must complete an application form and submit high school transcripts and references. You also need to supply a list of school and non-school related clubs and organizations in which you have participated since your freshman year, as well as any corresponding leadership positions (particularly those that are aviation related). Two other lists are required. One is a list of honors and awards that you have received when participating in clubs and organization. The other, a list of volunteer organizations in which you participate, plus any awards and honors that you have received for your participation since freshman year (particularly those that are aviation related). You must also submit your pilot logbook (if you have one) and two references.
Contact: You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship
Address: 421 Aviation Way Frederick, Maryland 21701-2172

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