College Scholarships for Careers in Aviation

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Deadline
January 31
Amount
$1,000-$10,000
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  • Offered by
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Suite 500
    Reston, VA 20191-4344
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed at least one semester or quarter of college work with a minimum 3.3 GPA. Applicants must plan to enter a career in science or engineering related to the technical activities of the AIAA. Applicants do not have to be AIAA student members to apply but must join before accepting scholarships. Selection is based on scholarship, career goals, recommendations and extracurricular activities.
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  • Offered by
    Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association
    100 North 20th Street
    4th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be third- or fourth-year students enrolled at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning and working towards the Bachelor of Science (BS) in aviation management or professional piloting, or must be second-year A&P mechanic students enrolled in an accredited two-year program. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Selection is based on academic achievement, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities, leadership skills and financial need.
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Deadline
April 30
Amount
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Deadline
February 28
Amount
Up to $12,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    EAA Aviation Center
    P.O. Box 2683
    Oshkosh, WI 54903
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must attend a professional pilot program at the University of North Dakota to earn a degree as a professional pilot. Applicants must meet FAA licensing criteria and must already have their private pilot's license. Applicants must be involved in school and community activities as well as aviation, show financial need and be a member of EAA or be recommended by an EAA member.
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  • Offered by
    Daedalian Foundation
    P.O. Box 249
    Randolph AFB, TX 78148
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be rising or current undergraduates attending a four-year institution and must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in military aviation. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
Last Friday in November
Amount
$2,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Air Transportation Foundation Meisinger Scholarship
    4226 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an aviation program with a B or better GPA and be a resident of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois. Students should be recommended by an aviation professional; independent applications are also considered.
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$1,000
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$1,000
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Aircraft Electronics Association
    4217 South Hocker
    Independence, MO 64055
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program in Canada.
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  • Offered by
    Civil Air Patrol
    105 South Hansell Street
    Maxwell AFB, AL 36112
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Five categories of this award are available each with different eligibility criteria. Category 1 requires applicants to have earned the Billy Mitchel Award. Category 2 requires applicants to have earned the Yeager Award. Category 3 requires applicants to have made noteworthy aerospace achievement over a period of up to 10 years. Category 4 is for organizations and category 5 is for aerospace contributors of over 20 years.
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Deadline
May 1
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Varies
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$2,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Aircraft Electronics Association
    4217 South Hocker
    Independence, MO 64055
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
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Deadline
March 31
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Varies
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    No
  • Offered by
    Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
    1500 Main Street
    P.O. Box 15769
    Springfield, MA 01115
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must attend a U.S. college or university part-time or full-time. Application forms, transcripts and Student Aid Reports are required. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit.
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Deadline
March 13
Amount
$3,000
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$1,000
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May 1
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Varies
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Deadline
July 31
Amount
$4,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Business Aviation Association
    1200 18th Street NW
    Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors who are enrolled at a school that is a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)/University Aviation Association (UAA) member institution. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must demonstrate personal qualities of honor, selflessness and helping others through business aviation activities. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$2,500
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Deadline
April 1
Amount
$1,000
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
At least $1,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Aircraft Electronics Association
    4217 South Hocker
    Independence, MO 64055
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an aviation maintenance technology, avionics or aircraft repair program. Applicants must be European students pursuing degrees at a school in Europe or the U.S.
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Deadline
April 30
Amount
$3,000-$10,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Explorers Learning for Life
    P.O. Box 152079
    Irving, TX 75015
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be active members of an Aviation Explorer post. Applicants must submit an essay and three letters of recommendation.
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Deadline
Last Friday in December
Amount
$1,000
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  • Renewable
    No
  • Offered by
    National Air Transportation Foundation
    Pioneers of Flight Scholarship Program, Attn.: Professor Gregory Schwab, Chair
    Department of Aerospace Technology, TC 216
    Indiana State University
    Terre Haute, IN 47809
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited four-year institution, be sophomores or juniors at the time of application and plan to pursue a career in aviation. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
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Deadline
February 28
Amount
$500
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    No
  • Offered by
    EAA Aviation Center
    P.O. Box 2683
    Oshkosh, WI 54903
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or aviation technical school pursuing a course of study focusing on aviation. Applicants must also be involved in school and community activities as well as aviation. Recipient must show need for financial support.
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Deadline
May 14
Amount
$2,500-$3,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
    Tamara Bond
    55 Broad Street
    14th Floor
    New York, NY 10004
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students who are members of SSPI (membership is free) studying satellite-related technologies, policies or applications. Some scholarships have requirements such as interests, financial need, residency, gender, race or GPA. The award is based on commitment to education and careers in the satellite fields, academic and leadership achievement, potential for contribution to the satellite communications industry and a scientific, engineering, research, business or creative submission.
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Deadline
April 30
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Varies
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Deadline
October 30
Amount
$1,000
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