Scholarships

Scholarships are grouped based on general applicability. Additional criteria may need to be met.

Listed scholarships are in addition to scholarships offered by the College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering each year.

Scholarship NameAdditional Info
Aviation Safety Management Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

While the scholarship writing topics focus on aviation safety, applicants can be enrolled in any branch of an aviation denomination, such as pilot, aviation maintenance, air traffic control, safety manager, etc.

Summer Deadline: July 1st, 2018
Winter Deadline: December 31st, 2018

More Information: ASMS-Pro website

The Fred A. Hooper Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $1500

Selection is based upon scholastic ability, potential, professional interest, character, and financial need.

More Information: AIAA Website

Pioneers of Flight Scholarship

Award Amount: (2) $1000

Eligibility: Application form along with complete transcript, letter of recommendation, an essay on general aviation and a paper indicating career goals in general aviation. 

Deadline: Last Friday in December

More Information: National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) website

AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Award Amount: Varies

Applicant must have completed at least one (l) academic quarter or semester of full-time college work. Applicant must have a college grade point average of not less than the equivalent of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Deadline: The 2018 deadline has passed

More Information: AIAA Foundation website

Hubstaff's Scholarship for Ambitious Tech Students

Award Amount: $2000

Hubstaff is offering a bi-annual scholarship for all students in technical and IT related programs. Students just need to submit an essay and be maintaining a 3.5 GPA or better to be eligible.

The winner will be chosen based on based on merit, financial need, academic standing, community participation, and the quality of the essay.

More information: Hubstaff website

Harold S. Wood Award For Excellence

Award Amount: $1000

The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is given annually to a college student who is a flight team member at a National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) member school. Named for Wood, founder and past Executive Director of NIFA, the award comes with an engraved propeller trophy in addition to the cash prize. Students are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities, and an essay on their plans to pursue aviation in the future.

The deadline for this year has passed. Check back soon for 2018 scholarship info.

UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

This scholarship is named for the late Janice K. Barden, who was active in the aviation community for decades and who served as chair of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Local Committee eight times, more than any other person in NBAA history.

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate enrolled in aviation-related curricula at an NBAA/UAA member school; rising sophomore or higher standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The 2017 deadline has passed. Check back soon for 2018 info.

More information: UAA Website

Eugene S. Kropf Scholarship

Award Amount: $500

The University Aviation Association annually awards successful applicants who are enrolled in an aviation-related curriculum at a UAA member college or university and have achieved sophomore status at the institution. Awards will be made to U.S. citizens without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Deadline: June 15, 2018

More information: UAA Website

Paul A. Whelan Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

Applicants must meet the following criteria: Must be a U.S. Citizen, must be a Sophomore or higher (including graduate student), must be enrolled at a University Aviation Association member institution and in an aviation or space-related major, must have a 2.5 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in Aviation Major coursework, must demonstrate a love for aviation, must demonstrate leadership, and must demonstrate extracurricular involvement/community involvement.

May 15th, 2018

More information: UAA Website

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (Multiple Scholarships)

Award Amount: Varies

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is awarding multiple scholarships to deserving individuals (AMO. AET. FTO) to further their career in the aviation industry. Training must be OBAP approved and funds will be sent directly to training organization.

To date, OBAP has awarded $4.8 million in scholarships to more than 470 diverse recipients nationwide. The scholarships, made available through strengthened partnerships with key carriers and aviation-related businesses, allow award recipients to use funds to advance or pursue diverse aviation-related careers.

Deadline: May 1st, 2018

More information: OBAP website

Charlie Wells Memorial Aviation ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to help young people acquire the training required for a career in aviation.
Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must be a resident of the United States or one of its territories.
He or she must be a full time student majoring in an aviation oriented curriculum. 

Deadline: April 30th every year

More information: Wells Scholarship website

H.P. "Bud" Milligan Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

Presented to students enrolled in an accredited aviation program at a college, technical school, or aviation academy. Financial need is not a requirement for this award.

The 2018 deadline has passed. Scholarship applications re-open November 2018.

More information: E.A.A. Website

Aaron Minc Scholarship

Award Amount: $1500

The Aaron Minc Scholarship was created to provide students with an opportunity to achieve their career goals. Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, each applicant will be asked to submit a short essay discussing cyber bullying. 

The following people are eligible for the Aaron Minc scholarship:

  1. High school students graduating this calendar year, and have been accepted into a college, or university in the USA.
  2. Students currently enrolled in a college or university, and not having reached their senior year.

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia.

Deadline: Jul. 31, 2018

More information: Aaron Minc Scholarship website

MoneyStrands 2018 FinTech Scholarship

Award Amount: $1250

MoneyStrands has created a FinTech Scholarship available to all undergraduate and graduate students that are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents over the age of 18.

The scholarship requires an essay submission of between 500 and 750 words, and the winning applicant for 2017 will receive $1,250 towards their costs of education for the academic year 2018.

More information: MoneyStrands Website

Norman J. Crabtree Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: (5) $500
The Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) is a non-profit association whose members are comprised of airport management, airport governing bodies, and varying types of organizations that provide support and assistance to airports including consulting firms, aviation education programs, construction contractors, FBO's, equipment providers and aviation enthusiasts. The Ohio Aviation Association promotes aviation by advocating on behalf of airports in Ohio, communicating the economic benefits of Ohio airports and the aviation industry, as well as educating and engaging its members and the public.

The 2018 deadline has passed.

More information: OAA website
Thompson Working Family Transfer Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

$5,000 scholarship ($2,500 per semester) for admitted transfer students entering Fall 2018 semester; BGSU awards $5,000 matching scholarship.

FAFSA required; must be admitted for fall 2018 to be eligible.

Deadline: April 15, 2018

More information: BGSU Financial Aid Website

Scholarship NameAdditional Information

Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: (4) $1000

Applicants must be willing to write a 200-500 word blog post a minimum of once a week throughout the school year. New Applications beginning March 2018.

More information: Global Air website

AOPA Foundation Primary Flight Training Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,500-$7,500

To support aspiring student pilots, the AOPA Foundation will award various scholarships in 2018. Applicants must be seeking either a Private, Sport, or Recreational Pilot Certificate. 

Applicants must beet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Be at least 16 years old on or before the application close daye of May 2nd 2018. There are no exceptions to the age requirment.
  • Hold a current FAA Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application or have a pending Student Pilot Certificate application in IACRA.
  • Be a current member of AOPA at both the time of application and when the scholarship is awarded
  • You cannot have completed the FAA practical test/checkride at the time of application
     

Deadline: May 2nd, 2018

More Information: AOPA website

AOPA Foundation Advanced Flight Training Scholarship

To support outstanding pilots with career aspirations, the AOPA Foundation will award various scholarships to applicants seeking one of the following ratings or certificates:

  • Instrument
  • Commercial
  • CFI
  • CFII
  • MEI
To apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  2. Meet the minimum age requirements for the certificate/rating they are pursuing
  3. Hold a minimum of an FAA Private Pilot Certificate at the time of application
    4. Be a current paid member of AOPA at both the time of application and when the scholarship is awarded.
    5. Cannot have completed the FAA practical test/checkride for the desired additional rating at the time of application
    6. Be either a newly certificated pilot (within 24 calendar months) or have completed a flight review in accordance with 14CFR 61.56

Deadline: May 2nd, 2018

More information: AOPA's website

National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies

An independent selection committee reviews applications and ranks the candidates based on: 

  • excellence in personal and aviation accomplishments.
  • demonstration of personal motivation, teamwork, attitude, and leadership.
  • involvement in volunteer and LGBT activities.

Awards are not based on sexual orientation; however, applicants should provide evidence of contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

More information: NGPA Website

Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship

Award Amount: $2500

The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship, is to be used for the express purpose of initial or primary flight training. Applicant must be a college student currently enrolled in an aviation program, have a "B" average or better, be recommended by an aviation professional (although direct applications are acceptable). Residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois will be given preference.

Deadline: November 30th, 2018

More information: NATA Aero

Joseph Frasca Excellence in Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: (2) $2000

Awarded by the Frasca family in the name of their son to students currently enrolled at a UAA member college or university. Awards will be made at the UAA Awards Banquet during the Fall Education Conference.

Deadline: April 21st, 2018

More information: UAA website

Ernie Ayer Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: (2) $1000

Will be awarded annually to a deserving individual who has been accepted to a course of study in a professional aviation taining program, aviation institution or higher learning, or aviation technical school. Recipient will receive the award in installments following the achievement of certain goals, i.e.; after the first solo, after the first solo cross country; after the first written FAA exam is passed and after the pilot certificate is received. Scholarship is based on records, experience, potential, and demonstrated commitment to aviation. Applicants will be asked for two letters of recommendation; additional information or an interview may be required during the selection process.

More information: e-mail TAyer73352@aol.com or call (201) 447 4164

Scholarship NameAdditional Information
Chuck Peacock Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000

For high school seniors or college students who plan to attend or are attending an aviation management program in an accredited school.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be an undergraduate student, must be a U.S. Citizen, minimum 2.5 GPA, restricted to students studying Aviation/Aerospace.

More Information: Aircraft Electronics Association website
Deadline: February 15th, 2018

ACI-NA Commissioners Committee Scholarship

Award Amount: $2500

Up to three scholarships per Fall and Spring Semesters may be awarded to an undergraduate and/or graduate student officially enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program. Applicant must have completed, or is in the process of completing, the second (2nd) semester of study. Applicants who will complete degree requirements prior to the announcement of the scholarship award will NOT be eligible to apply. 

Deadline: April 15, 2018

More information: Airports Council International website

Al Conklin and Bill de Decker Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Award Amount: $5000

Full-time undergraduate enrolled or accepted into an aviation management program at an NBAA/UAA member school; rising sophomore or higher standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The 2017 deadline for this scholarship has passed. Check back soon for 2018 info.

More information: NBAA website

Eddie Queen Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Award Amount: $2500

Undergraduate student pursuing a career in business aviation management at an NBAA/UAA institution who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to customer service.

The 2017 deadline for this scholarship has passed. Check back soon for 2018 info.

More information: NBAA website

Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship

Award Amount: $5000

Full-time undergraduate students enrolled or accepted into an aviation management program at an NBAA/UAA member school; rising sophomore or higher standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates should possess a passion for aviation and demonstrate honesty, integrity and selflessness.

The 2017 deadline for this scholarship has passed. Check back soon for 2018 info.

Scholarship NameAdditional Information
CAE SimuFlite Scholarship

CAE, a Dallas-based aviation training corporation, will award up to FOUR corporate aircraft training scholarships in 2017. These scholarships will be awarded to four different students or recent graduates of University Aviation Association member institutions. The aims of the scholarship are to:

(1) Provide additional industry-based training opportunities for university aviation students: and,
(2) To broaden the awareness of corporate aviation career paths among university aviation students.

The scholarship will include initial training (in crews of two) resulting in a type rating in an entry-level, corporate jet upon successful completion of the course. The applicant is responsible for all travel and housing-related costs.

More information: UAA Website

Scholarship Name 

Additional Information
Women in Aviation Scholarships

Award Amount: Varies

Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International. In the past 20 years, WAI has disbursed more than $10 million to its members to help them reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. 

The 2018 scholarship program will begin in July and run through November 13, 2017. Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2017, and may apply for no more than three scholarships.

Women in Aviation - Cleveland Chapter

Award Amount: (4) $500

As part of their goal, they are pleased to announce their chapter's third consecutive scholarship opportunity! They will award four scholarships to deserving individuals who are currently seeking training in one of the following areas:

Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine Rating, Commercial pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, Aircraft Dispatcher Training, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Maintenance, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Unmanned aerial flight, Aviation Ground School, Airport/Aviation Management

Candidates will be evaluated on academic achievement, volunteer work in the community, work experience, leadership skills, and extracurricular activities. 

The 2017 deadline for this scholarship has passed. Check back soon for 2018 info

More Information: WAI Cleveland website

Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship

Award Amount: $3,000

The Ninety-Nines are accepting applications for the Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2018 calendar year) with financial support for flight training through her first solo and beyond. The scholarship will be awarded at the Aviation Appreciation Dinner at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh on July 24, 2018.

More Information: KJ Solo Scholarship Website

99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarships

The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund (AEMSF) is a trust fund of more than $5.5 million that provides significant scholarship aid to women pilots and student pilots.  The AEMSF has awarded over 980 scholarships providing over $11 million in scholarship aid, helping hundreds of women achieve their aviation dreams

Students may be particularly interested in applying for AEMSF Fly-Now Awards of up to $6,000 toward an initial pilot rating for women who are learning to fly.  Since October 2014 AEMSF awarded over $450,000 in semiannual Fly Now Awards to 123 recipients.  Applicants will need to join the 99s as a student member by August 15, 2018 and submit their application for the Fall Fly Now Awards by September 15, 2018.  The applications for Fly Now Awards are available at www.99sScholarships.com

In addition to the Fly Now Scholarships, the AEMSF also offers scholarships to complete an additional pilot certificate or rating or pilot training course, including instrument, multi-engine, commercial, ATP, flight instructor, emergency maneuver training and all kinds of type ratings, including jet type ratings.  What is unique about these scholarships is that they cover the full cost of the training.  Most of the scholarships in this group require prior membership in the 99s.  The Fund also offers scholarships for college students majoring in aviation-related fields.