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Aviation Scholarships (as of 1-22-2019)

The following is a compilation of scholarships for which Sinclair Aviation students may be able to apply. While many are for flight training, others are offered for our other programs, including aircraft dispatch and aircraft maintenance. This information was last updated as of the date indicated.

THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPS. Some webpages, such as the second AOPA link, have resources for additional scholarship opportunities beyond those listed here.

*Some scholarships have special requirements, which are indicated below the name.

Scholarships specific to Ohio

Ohio Regional Business Aviation: $2,500

  • 1 pilot (must have Private Pilot Certificate)
  • 1 A&P (must be enrolled in college maintenance school OR military transitioning).
  • Two available
  • Contact Information: scholarship@orbaa.org
  • To apply, click the following link: http://orbaa.org/Application

OH Av Assoc Norman J. Crabtree: $500

National Aviation Heritage Area: $1,500

Sinclair/Choose Ohio First:

East Dayton Optimist Ray Fortener Memorial Business Scholarship:

East Dayton Optimist Harold and Christine Gum Memorial Engineering Scholarship:

Dr. Lewis Jackson Aviation Scholarship:

Gudorf Aviation Scholarship:

Richard Wartinger Memorial Scholarship:

U.S. Air & Trade Show Education Endowment:

General Scholarships

AOPA Air Safety Foundation: $2,500 - $10,000

Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Explorer Scholarship (Individual $2,000 scholarship):

  • Currently registered and active in a Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Health, Aviation, or Law & Government Exploring Post.
  • Parent or guardian approval if under 18 years of age.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 500 word educational plan showing how you are going to finance your goal for a career in public safety 
  • To apply, click the following link: https://www.exploring.org/scholarships/

EAA Scholarships: $500 - $10,000

  • *Various scholarships available, including for A&P. Some have requirements.
  • Contact number: 1-800-564-6322
  • For more information, click the following link: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/youth/scholarships

Women In Aviation International:

  • Various scholarships for Aircraft Maintenance, Dispatch, Airplane and Helicopter Training, and more.
  • For more information, click the following link: https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships

NHA Scholarship Fund (Helicopter): $3,000

  • *Child or grandchild of Navy/USMC/USCG heli pilot or crew.
  • One available
  • For more information contact: (619) 435-7139 or click the following link: http://www.nhascholarshipfund.org/

National Aviation Explorer: $2,000 - $10,000

Daedalian Foundation: Amount see site

Amelia Earhart - female pilot: $6,000, see site

Aircraft Electronics Association (22 available): $1,000 - $3,500

ALPA: Amount varies

Ernie Ayer Aviation Scholarship: $1,000

AIAA (multiple): $1,250 - $5,000

Bill Cowden Scholarship: Up to $1,500

Calvin Carrithers Scholarship: $1,000

Dan Meisinger Learn to Fly: $2,500

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Tailhook Educational: $2,500

National Business Aviation Association: $1,000 - $5,000

Navigating Your Future: $2,500

Richard L. Taylor Flight Training: $1,500

THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. It is intended as a guide.

Please send additional suggestions for inclusion in further revisions of this document to joshua.sprague@sinclair.edu