ACONE Scholarship Program for Pilot Training

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Application Deadline

March 15

Awarded By:

Aero Club of New England (ACONE)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 12 awards offered annually, one per named award.
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.
  3. Must be a full-time resident of New England.
  4. Must be 15 years of age or older at time of application.
  5. Must take flight training at a New England facility doing business as a flight school.
  6. Must intend to pursue a professional aviation career.
  7. Must have accumulated total flight time of 10 hours for the primary training scholarships, and 100 hours for the advanced training and instrument training scholarships.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are 15 years of age or older and pursuing a professional aviation career as a pilot. Students must be residents of New England and attend flight school in New England.

Application requirements for the ACONE Scholarship Program for Pilot Training are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Proof/citizenship
  • Fin. statement
  • Flight record
Additional Information: This scholarship program includes several named awards. The following awards are given for advanced training: the Anne Bridge Baddour Scholarship; the David Frawley Memorial Scholarship; the Lockhart Smith Memorial Scholarship; the Ann Wood-Kelly Memorial Scholarship; and the North Andover Hangar Association Memorial Scholarship. The following awards are given for instrument training: the Dean Edmonds Scholarship; the Dr. Gary P. Kearney Scholarship; the Gerard A. Bures Memorial Scholarship; and the Crocker Snow Memorial Scholarship. The following awards are given for primary training: the Bauer-Bisgeier Memorial Scholarship; the Andrew Channing Cabot Memorial Scholarship; and the Michael T. Hadik Memorial Scholarship. All students must meet the following criteria: hold a current Airman Certificate (unless pursuing primary training); hold a current Medical Certificate; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate exceptional scholastic ability; and have a biennial flight review (unless pursuing primary training).

Award Amount: Awards range from $500 to $3,000 annually, and all awards are non-renewable. Specific award amounts are listed on the application. Recipients must use scholarship funds within one year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,775.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available online on the Aero Club of New England (ACONE) website. In addition to a completed signed application, the student must submit the following materials: a copy of all transcripts of school records (high school, technical, vocational, military, and/or college); a copy of his/her birth certificate or passport as proof of citizenship; a personal letter of one page or less giving his/her reasons for selecting a professional aviation career path, including descriptions of his/her aviation-related activities (with emphasis on which activities meant the most) and how he/she would use the scholarship to attain his/her career goals; a financial statement on the form provided with the application to include expenses for both the past and current year, sources of income, and anticipated aviation education expenses; a copy of the most recent two pages of his/her personal flight time logbook; and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a person familiar with his/her flying skills and aviation abilities and activities, and the other of which should be from a person who knows him/her well enough to discuss him/her as a person (relatives excluded). Letters from teachers or employers are preferred. The complete application package must be mailed to the address provided by the deadline date.
Contact: David Price
Address: 41 Gifford Way Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332

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