Pioneers of Flight Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 27

Friday
Awarded By:

National Air Transportation Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university
  3. Must demonstrate an interest to pursue a career in general aviation.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. Must be a college sophomore or junior at time of application.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.

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

Description: This award is for U.S. students who are current college sophomores or juniors enrolled full time at an accredited four-year college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must demonstrate an interest to pursue a career in general aviation.

Application requirements for the Pioneers of Flight Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: Semi-finalists are selected by University Aviation Association (UAA) on the basis of academic record, recommendation letter and statement of educational and career goals. Using this information, together with information provided by UAA, the National Air Transportation Federation (NATF) will announce the scholarship awards each year during NATA's annual spring convention. Scholarship recipients may be offered internship opportunities. The recipient has no obligation to the NATF, but is required to supply UAA with current transcripts and to notify UAA of any changes of address, school enrollment or other relevant information. Except as described in this brochure, no other obligation is required by the NATF or the NATA.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Checks will be mailed to each recipient's home address and made payable jointly to the recipient and the college and must be endorsed by both.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, December 27

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, December 27

Applications are available on the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) website. In addition to a completed application, each student must submit the following: official transcripts of his/her grades, including grade point average; a letter of recommendation; an essay of no more than 250 words on general aviation; and a paper indicating his/her career goals in one, five and ten years in general aviation. An original and three copies of all application documents must be included in the submission. All applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by the last Friday in December.
Contact: Amy B. Koranda
Address: 818 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 900 Washington, District of Columbia 20006

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