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Aviation - Scholarships and Internships

 

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Local Internships
Cottingham & Butler, Inc. (Flight)
Westmark Enterprises (Flight)
Great Lakes/United Express Skyways (Flight and Management)
Dane County Regional Airport (Management)
Dubuque Regional Airport (Management)
Metropolitan Airports Commission (MN) (Management)
Quad Cities International Airport (Management)

National Internships
Crow Executive Air (Flight)
American Airlines (Flight and Management) 
Delta Airlines (Flight and Management)

National Scholarships
AAE Scholarship
ACT-NA Commissioners Roundtable
ADMA Scholarhip Program
Air Traffic Control Association
Airbus Leadership Grant
Alpha Eta Rho Scholarship
AOPA Air Safety Foundation/Donald Burnside Memorial Foundation
AOPA Air Safety Foundation/McAllister Memorial
Aviation Council of Pennsylvania Scholarship
Aviation Insurance Association
Boeing Company Career Enhancement
Candi Chamberlain Kubeck Memorial Scholarship
Chuck Peacock Honorary Scholarship
EAA Aviation Achievement
Eugene S. Kropf Scholarship
Florenza De Banardi Merit Award
Harold S. Wood Scholarship
Herbert L. Cox Memorial
Jim Cook Honorary Scholarship
John E. Godwin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
National Business Aviation Association
Pioneers of Flight Scholarship
Raytheon BE90 Initial Training Scholarship
Richard Lee Vernon Aviation Scholarship
SimuFlite Advanced Flight Crew Training
Teledyne Continental Aviation Excellence Scholarship
Women in Aviation, Int'l Achievement Awards
UAA - University Aviation Association (Flight and Management)

UD Scholarships
Blue Skies Over Dubuque Award
Dodds Memorial Scholarship
J. Andrew Bestor Prize for Aviation 
Scott Blackmon Award
Ted Rebholz Award 
Welu Printing Scholarship 
North American Trainers Association Scholarship
AOPA Alliance Scholarship Award
A.J. Metelak Memorial Scholarship 

 

 

 

National Scholarship Criteria and Deadlines 

The primary purpose of the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee Scholarship is to provide financial support to students working toward a career in airport management or airport administration. As many as three annual scholarships may be awarded in amounts of up to $3,000 per recipient. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply for the annual scholarship. Applications must be complete and postmarked by December 15 of each year.
To be eligible, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be officially enrolled in an accredited college or university (UAA institutional member) in an undergraduate program focused on a career in airport management. Undergraduate applicants from other programs/majors will be considered, if the applicant's goal of a career in airport management can be demonstrated through work experience or the personal essay.
  • Must reside and attend school in the U.S., Canada, Saipan, USVI or Guam.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of application.
  • If an applicant intends on applying scholarship funds to a graduate program, proof of acceptance to the graduate school and intention to study airport management/operations courses must also be provided.


Contact: Dr. Patrick Mattson, c/o SCSU Aviation Department, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Ave. South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498, prmattson@stcloudstate.edu.

Website: http://www.aci-na.org/content/aci-na-scholarships

 

The ADMA Scholarship Fund was established to provide assistance to students pursuing careers in the aviation field. Those enrolled in an accredited aviation program may be eligible. The three ADMA International Scholarships are $2,000 for aviation management, $2,000 for professional pilot and $2,000 for A&P mechanic. Applications may be obtained by e-mailing adma@fernley.com, at the Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association or faxing a request to 215.963.9784. Applications and more information are also available from the ADMA Website. The deadline is March 15 of each year.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • In order to be considered for the Bachelor of Science in aviation management or professional pilot scholarship programs, one must be a third- or fourth-year student enrolled in a four-year program at an accredited institution.
  • To apply for the A&P mechanic scholarship, one must be a second-year student enrolled in an A&P program at a two-year accredited institution.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • Must submit two letters of reference as well as an approximately 500-word essay describing their desire to pursue a career in the aviation field.


Contact: ADMA, 1900 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215.564.3484, adma@fernley.com

Website: http://www.adma.org/aviation_scholarship.html

 

Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships are awarded to promising students who are enrolled in programs leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in aviation-related courses of study and to full-time employees engaged in advanced study to improve their skills in an air traffic control or aviation discipline.

Half-to full-time student candidate requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning to continue the following year.
  • Coursework is related to his/her planned aviation-related career and leading to a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Attendance is equal to at least half-time (6 hours).
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation.
  • Application must be received by May 1 in the year applying.

Full-time employee candidate requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Engaged in full-time employment in an aviation-related field in the federal government, U.S. military service or industry.
  • Coursework designed to enhance employee's skill in an ATC or aviation discipline.
  • Application must be received by May 1 in the year applying.

The ATCA also maintains a separate fund from which educational scholarships are awarded to children of air traffic control specialists. The requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be the child of a person serving or having served as an air traffic control specialist, be it with the U.S. government, U.S. military or in a private facility in the United States.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning to continue the following year.
  • Attendance is equal to at least half-time (6 hours).
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed before graduation.
  • Course of study leads to a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Application must be received by May 1 in the year applying.

Contact: Air Traffic Control Association, James L. Crook, VP Operations, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Ste. 711, Arlington, VA 22207

Website: http://www.atca.org/ATCA-Scholarship

 

CAE SimuFlite's Scholarship program was created to promote business aviation as a career to young aviators. 2003 marks the program's 17th consecutive year, with scholarships awarded through the University Aviation Association (UAA), Women in Aviation International (WAI), and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP). For information and applications, see CAE SimuFlite's Website.

Website: http://www.imis100us1.com/UAA/UAAMain/Scholarships/CAE_SimuFlite_2014.aspx

 

The Comm1 Aviation Scholarship Program offers scholarships intended to defray tuition or flight training expenses. The two awards are $1,000 each. All applications are due in September of each year.  Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • U.S. resident or enrolled in an aviation-related training institution located in the U.S.
  • An academic student and/or flight student.
  • Show an interest in pursuing a career in aviation.

Contact: Carol Dodds or Becky Barkley, Comm1 Radio Simulator, 111 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701, 888.333.2855 toll-free, cdodds@e-publishing.com

 

The Judith Resnick Scholarship is in memory of Judith Resnick, one of the astronauts who died in the space shuttle Challenger. The scholarship is awarded four times per year, on a quarterly basis, and is intended to provide women with support and assistance to advance their training in the aviation profession. The scholarship is to be used toward flight training with American Flyers. This scholarship is applicable only toward the certified instructor ratings (CFIA and CFII).

To be eligible, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a woman and holder of a current second-class medical.
  • Have a private pilot license, instrument rating and a commercial license.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Maintain a 3.0 or better GPA in a college program or a graduate with the same.
  • Express a strong desire to advance in the aviation field.

Contact: Sherry Magno, 1900 S.W. 145th Ave., Davie, FL 33325, 954.473.0097, sherry@af.tv

 

 The annual John E. Godwin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship award amount is $2,500 and is to be used for the express purpose of flight training for any pilot certificate and/or flight rating issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, at any NATA member company offering flight training under the aegis of Part 61, Part 141, or any future part of the Federal Air Regulations that may be enacted to govern flight training. Scholarship applications are due to the NATF on or before the last Friday in November each year. 


To be eligible, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be in active pursuit of training for their license and/or rating.
  • Accumulate a minimum of 15 dual or solo flight hours each calendar month.
  • Receive a logbook endorsement from the chief flight instructor certifying satisfactory achievement for each training-stage check.
  • Be nominated and endorsed by a representative of a Regular or Associate Member Company of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).
  • Possess a student pilot certificate, or higher, with a third-class medical certificate and can qualify for a second-class medical certificate.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to general aviation.
  • While not a prerequisite, membership in good standing in the Civil Air Patrol will be favorably considered.


The annual Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship amount is $2,500 and is to be used for the express purpose of initial or primary flight training. Scholarship applications are due to the NATF on or before the last Friday in November each year.

To be eligible, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a college student currently enrolled in an aviation program.
  • Be a high academic achiever, with "B" or better average.
  • Be recommended by an aviation professional, although they may apply directly themselves.
  • Preferably be a resident of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois.


The two Pioneers of Flight Scholarships are $1,000 each for one year of full-time study. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

To be eligible, scholarship applicants shall be college students in their sophomore or junior year at the time of application, intending to pursue full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university, and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation. Interested students must complete an application and submit it along with a complete transcript of grades, letter of recommendation, an essay on general aviation and a paper indicating career goals in general aviation. Scholarship applications are due to the NATF on or before the last Friday in December each year.

Contact: National Air Transportation Foundation, 4226 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302, 703.845.9000

Website: http://www.nata.aero/Scholarships/Pioneers-of-Flight-Scholarship-Program.aspx 

 

The Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarship is to be used at any four-year university and can be applied to any major. The 20 grants are for $2,000 each. The deadline is March 15th.

To be eligible, an applicant or his/her parent/guardian must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard as a Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Designated Naval Aircrewman.
  • Served on board a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in any capacity as a member of ship's company, assigned air wing or onboard staff.

Contact: Jim Carroll, P.O. Box 26626, San Diego, CA 92196-0626

Website: http://www.tailhook.net/Foundation%20Scholarship%20Info.html

 

Women in Aviation International offers various aviation scholarships ranging from $500 to over $30,000 per scholarship in such career fields as mechanics, engineers, management, pilots, aviation dispatcher licenses and internships. Information is posted on their Website in September each year. 

Contact: Kim Wheeler at wiaischolarship@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.wai.org/education/scholarships.cfm