Scholarship Types and Requirements
1. PRE-SOLO AWARDS:
A few flight training scholarships are available to applicants who have not yet begun flight training or who have not completed their first solo. These awards range from $1000 to $2500. Suggested minimum age is 16 years old. Since very few of these awards are available, applicants who can get to first solo on their own have a much better chance of being awarded a flight training scholarship to help complete their training.
2. ADVANCED/POST SOLO AWARDS:
Advanced scholarships are available to applicants who have completed their first solo flight (or have their certificate) OR can demonstrate an equivalent commitment for a maintenance or aviation-related training scholarship. These awards range from $2000 to $5000.
3. SPECIAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:
Given in honor of Terry Hatcher, Alex Sheves, and Peter York Wood, these awards are given for flight or maintenance training as stand-alone awards or in conjunction with other awards in either pre or post solo categories. These awards range from $1000 to $5000.
4. DOOLITTLE TAILWHEEL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Tailwheel endorsement: Ten(10) hours of tailwheel instruction to be given in a J3 Cub at Downstown Airport, Vineland, NJ. The endorsement must be completed within eight (8) weeks of commencement of the training. Note: height and weight limitation of less than 6’4″ and 240lbs.
5. CHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships for flight training at Chester County Aviation are available for both pre-solo and advanced students ranging from $2000 to $5000, and provided by “Make KMQS Great, Inc.” a non profit organization of the Chester County Airports Pilots and Tenants Group. Funding is provided through sponsorships of the Fall Flying Festival by Sikorsky Helicopter and Chester County Aviation Flight School & Maintenance.
- Must be US citizen or resident legal alien and reside in the Philadelphia, Greater Delaware Valley area
- Must be available for a personal interview with the Scholarship Review Board in May
- If selected for an award, applicants are expected to attend the Scholarship Awards Dinner in June
Applications must be returned by the deadline with the following:
- Two letters of recommendation
- Recommendation from your flight instructor (for flight training awards)
- A transcript of your most recent education
- A 500-word typed essay describing your aviation experiences and career goals.
- For flight scholarships, copies of all aviation licenses and medical certificate, and the last two pages of your logbook
- For maintenance scholarships, proof of enrollment in an accredited A&P program or FAR Part 147 school must be included.
- For other scholarships, special rules may apply. See application.
Unsuccessful candidates are encouraged to re-apply the next year. Note that scholarships are awarded in the form of reimbursement with appropriate receipts OR can be awarded to the recipients training facility of choice to be used on account.