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AOPA Flight Training Scholarships Available
AOPA members have access to a wide array of benefits, including flight training scholarship awards. Made possible through donations to the AOPA Foundation, these awards can help members reach their aviation goals. Review the available scholarship options below. Apply today or forward this email to someone who would benefit from financial assistance with flight training for a primary certificate or advanced training.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).
AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of the Ray Foundation, 80 exceptional high school students, ages 15 to 18, each will receive a $10,000 flight training scholarship to pursue a private, sport, or recreational pilot certificate. This scholarship program is a component of the AOPA You Can Fly program, a collection of initiatives working to building a larger, more vibrant pilot community.
AOPA Teacher Flight Training Scholarships As part of the AOPA You Can Fly program and thanks to the generosity of the Ray Foundation, up to 20 teachers will be awarded flight training scholarships of $10,000 each to pursue a private pilot, sport pilot, or recreational pilot certificate.
AOPA Primary Flight Training Scholarships
Current AOPA members, including AOPA AV8RS, who are at least 16 years of age on February 14, 2021, are eligible to apply for a flight training scholarship of $2,500 to $7,500, to be applied to training for a private pilot, sport pilot, or recreational pilot certificate.
AOPA Advanced Flight Training Scholarships
Current paid AOPA members with aviation career aspirations are encouraged to apply for an advanced flight training scholarship, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, to pursue one of the following ratings or certificates:
- MEI (Multi-Engine – Instructor)
- CFII (Certificated Flight Instructor – Instrument)
- CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor)
This Santa Ynez Airport Scholarship has been put in hold this year because of the 2020 CCVID-19 pandemic.
Please check back later for updates and more information.