Organizations and institutions across the country provide scholarships for students pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace. Scholarships are available for individuals learning how to fly, going to college or pursuing graduate degrees.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
The AOPA offers four flight training scholarship programs. The high school program provides 80 flight training scholarships of $10,000 each to high school students. AOPA also awards 20 flight training scholarships of $10,000 each to teachers. In addition, the AOPA Foundation awards individuals over age 16 primary flight training scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. The foundation also awards pilots seeking further ratings and certificates with scholarships of $3,000 to $10,000.
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
The EAA offers a variety of flight training scholarships, Air Academy camperships, and college scholarships to students pursuing aviation-related occupations.
Le Roy Homer Foundation
The Le Roy Homer Foundation provides scholarships for individuals, between the ages of 16 and 23, interested in pursuing a private pilot’s license.
National Air Transportation Foundation
The National Air Transportation Foundation provides several scholarships to graduating high school students or college students enrolled in aviation degree programs.
National Business Aviation Association
The National Business Aviation Association provides a variety of scholarships for individuals in higher education institutions, studying various areas of aviation.
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
The Ninety-Nines provide several scholarships to women in aviation, including flight training scholarships, academic scholarships, and technical training scholarships.
The Spaatz Association provides scholarships to individuals who are involved with the Civil Air Patrol, maintain a 3.0 GPA, have earned his/her Mitchell Award and earned his/her solo wings in a powered aircraft.
Whirly Girls offers scholarships for women in helicopter training.
Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA)
WAMA offers 2 scholarships to WI students enrolled in an aviation degree field and professional development scholarships to WAMA members who are residents of Wisconsin at the time of the award.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame
Each year, the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame awards four scholarships to Wisconsin residents enrolled in aviation-related programs in a college/university or technical school.
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium awards multiple scholarships to Wisconsin undergraduate and graduate students pursuing aerospace, space science, or other interdisciplinary space-related studies.
Women in Aviation
Women in Aviation provides a variety of scholarships from financial assistance for flight school to engineering. It also provides scholarships to teachers for classroom use.
Zonta International presents the Amelia Earhart Fellowship to women pursuing a Ph.D. in aerospace related sciences and/or aerospace related engineering.