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October 31, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Whether it's learning to fly, obtaining an advanced certificate or rating, or working to become an A&P, avionics specialist, or other maintenance professional, financing the training can be difficult. At the beginning of each month, AOPA will highlight scholarships from various segments of the aviation industry to make you aware of opportunities for financial help.
Here’s a reminder of the upcoming deadlines for previously reported scholarships.
Nov. 15—Zonta International's Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Dec. 1—The Ninety Nines' Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dec. 31—Douglas Yost Memorial Aerobatic Scholarship Grant
Jan. 31, 2014—Eastern New England Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots
Scholarship applications have opened for rotary-wing commercial pilots and maintenance technicians, students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, women in aviation maintenance, and Young Eagles.
Helicopter Foundation International—In an effort to bolster the ranks of rotary-wing commercial pilots and maintenance technicians, Helicopter Foundation International is offering several scholarships. The application window closes Nov. 30.
AEA Educational Foundation—The AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry. Numerous scholarships are available ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000, covering maintenance and avionics. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2014.
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance—Some of the scholarship and award programs for 2014 include the Aviation Student Entrepreneur Scholarship, Delta Air Lines 757 Initial Training and Principles of Troubleshooting scholarships, Rice Family Helping Hand Scholarships, and the Taking it to the Sky Scholarship. See the complete list of scholarships available; applications must be received by Dec. 1.
Copperstate Fly-In Inc.—Applications for scholarships to the 2014 Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wis., are open. Candidates must be 14 to 18 years of age, a Young Eagles participant and member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, an Arizona resident, available for travel to the requested session, and available to attend the Copperstate Fly-In in October to speak about their experience at EAA AirVenture. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2014.
Owen Woodland was named the winner of the sixth annual Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management scholarship at the recent National Business Aviation Association convention Oct. 22 through 24. Woodland is a junior at Iowa's University of Dubuque, where he is majoring in aviation management with a minor in flight operations and pursuing a second degree in business administration. The $5,000 scholarship honors Alan H. Conklin, founder of Conklin & de Decker.
Pilot Training and Certification
New aviation scholarship applications are open, and some entry deadlines are quickly approaching. Plus find out who has recently awarded scholarships.
Helicopter Foundation International is offering scholarships to help bolster the ranks of commercial rotary-wing pilots and maintenance technicians.
Retired Marine 1st Lt. Andrew Kinard earned his sport pilot certificate through the nonprofit Able Flight with a scholarship from AOPA.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.