Online applications are now being accepted through June 1, 2019, for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s flight training scholarships, opening opportunities for those interested in pursuing flight or a career in aviation.
The online portal for scholarship applications is available year-round, but with specific dates for various types of aviation-related scholarships. Those include:
· March 1-June 1, 2019 — Flight training scholarships for those starting flight training between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2019
· Sept. 1-Nov. 1, 2019 — Flight training scholarships for those starting flight training between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2020
· Nov. 15, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020 — Post-secondary scholarships
“We encourage individuals who are well-rounded, involved in their school or communities, and passionate about the world of aviation to apply for the scholarships that best suit their future plans,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs. “All applications are reviewed against the criteria for the individual grants and then awarded to those who show the greatest potential to be actively engaged in aviation.”
EAA’s scholarships are supported by dozens of donors, benefactors, and others who “pass it forward” by endowing these programs. In all, EAA awards more than $1 million in aviation scholarship money via various programs each year.
Those who want to assist the next generation of aviators are welcome to become involved via gifts to the EAA Aviation Foundation. For more information, go to EAA.org/Scholarships or email firstname.lastname@example.org.