Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

AOPA is Accepting 2019 Scholarship Applications


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AOPA Flight Training Scholarships Available AOPA members have access to a wide array of benefits, including flight training scholarship awards. Thanks to generous 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 to submit all scholarship application materials, including recommendation letters and transcripts, is April 2, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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.
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AOPA Teacher Flight Training Scholarships – New in 2019!

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, sport or recreational pilot certificate.   Learn more >

AOPA Primary Flight Training Scholarships

Current AOPA members who are at least 16 years of age on April 2, 2019 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. Learn more >

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:

  • Instrument (includes the Dare to Fly with AOPA scholarship award up to $5,000)
  • MEI (Multi-Engine – Instructor)
  • CFII (Certificated Flight Instructor – Instrument)
  • CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor)
  • Commercial

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