The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation is offering scholarships from two programs for those who are learning to fly, and those who want to learn someday.
The foundation will award 25 scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $12,000, in 2015. At the same time, the AOPA Foundation’s AV8RS program – comprised of teens ages 13-18 – will offer $15,000 in financial assistance for aviation education.
AOPA Foundation Flight Training Scholarships of are available to flight students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, at least 16 years old and who hold an FAA Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application.
To be eligible, students must also be AOPA members in good standing at both the time of application and when the scholarship is awarded, and they must have not yet taken their FAA practical test/checkride at the time of application.
The online application can be found at Scholarships. The application page includes FAQs and instructions for submitting two recommendations. Application deadline is 10 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 9, 2015.
AV8RS scholarships are available to any teen who is enrolled in the AV8RS program and who is pursuing an aviation-related goal, including a primary pilot’s certificate (student must not have completed the FAA practical test/checkride at time of application); study in an aviation/aerospace field through an accredited aviation program at a college, university, technical school or aviation academy, or attendance at an aviation or aerospace camp.
Recipients will be chosen based on merit, previous accomplishments, ability to set goals and a demonstrated commitment to general aviation.
A completed application and supporting documentation must be received by Aug. 31, 2015.