Deadline: May 2, 2018
If you are 15 to 18 years old and dream of earning your wings, the AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship Program can help. The Program is part of the AOPA High School Aviation Initiative that works to create and support high school aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, opening career pathways for the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals.
The mission of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot. The AOPA team, operating out of offices in Frederick, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Wichita, Kansas, exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that they call general aviation.
Through the initiative, AOPA will award a minimum of $100,000 in flight training scholarships to deserving high school students who are genuinely passionate about pursuing a pilot’s certificate. Each winner will receive $5,000 toward primary flight training.
Scholarship applicants must
- Be current high school student, 15 to 18 years old;
- Be U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident;
- Get parent’s or guardian’s approval (under 18 years of age);
- Not have completed a sport, recreational, glider, or private pilot certificate at the time of application;
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.75;
- Complete solo flight or achieve pilot certificate within one year of receiving the scholarship.
For more information, visit AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarship Program.