As part of AOPA’s You Can Fly program to get more pilots flying and keep them flying, 23 scholarships have been awarded to student pilots and already certificated pilots to continue their primary and advanced flight training.
This brings the number of scholarships given through the AOPA Foundation in a single year to an all-time high of 123, totaling more than $1 million. On June 17, AOPA announced that 80 high school students and 20 teachers each earned $10,000 scholarships funded through a generous grant from the Ray Foundation to the AOPA Foundation.
The primary and advanced flight training scholarships were available to AOPA members. The primary scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $7,000, can be applied toward private, sport, or recreational pilot certificates. The advanced rating scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, allow AOPA members to apply the funds toward their instrument rating or commercial, flight instructor, flight instructor-instrument, or multiengine instructor certificates. This is the second year AOPA has offered advanced rating scholarships. The scholarships are made possible by donations to the AOPA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients!