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Flight Scholarships Available

Need help paying for your flight training? Aviation scholarships are a great form of financial aid (Free Money) for any type of training in the aviation industry.

It’s hard to believe but there are hundreds of thousands of free aviation scholarship dollars being given away to people just like you. We have compiled a list of aviation related scholarships by category below. Each aviation scholarship has its own set of requirements so make sure that you read the scholarship details before you apply. Most aviation scholarships cost you nothing to apply but there are a few that have a small registration fee.

We realize that flight training can get quite expensive, so we have researched available flight scholarships to help offset some of the costs of training

EAA Scholarship Information

Scholarships open the doors to the future, providing youth with the necessary support to fulfill their educational aspirations. By giving wings to enthusiastic youth with the passion for flight, you’ll be giving not only the opportunity to pursue their dreams, but also the confidence they’ll need to succeed.

Regardless of passion and commitment, often times youth don’t have the economic means necessary to pursue their dreams. Don’t let the distraction of financial worries get in the way of a student taking flight in their academic career. Help them focus their attention on the attainment of skills and proficiency that will only enhance their educational experiences.

You may apply for available EAA scholarships online. Click here to fill out an application.

Featured Scholarships:

Harrison Ford Education Scholarship Challenge

Newly established fund established by Jim and Angela Thompson, this scholarship will enable young people of all backgrounds to apply for support to help them pursue their aviation interests.  Donations to this fund will be matched by the Thompsons up to $100,000.  It is their hope that EAA members and friends will support this goal, building a $200,000 scholarship fund in Harrison Ford’s name, honoring his five year commitment and service as EAA’s Young Eagles National Chairman.  During his tenure as national leader of Young Eagles, awareness for the program soared as nearly 500,000 young people became Young Eagles.

The fund will provide assistance to young people seeking to take their FAA written pilot’s exam (after completing EAA’s free online ground school training), take their first formal flying lesson, attend EAA Air Academy residential aviation camp, secure support to obtain their sport pilot’s license or further their passion and interest in aviation through tuition support, enabling them to pursue post secondary education at an institution of their choice.

To add your support to this fund, impacting the lives of hundreds of youth, click here.

EAA Air Academy Summer Camps

EAA is very pleased to offer a generous number of these scholarships each year from various donor funds. The amount is usually $500 - $800, sufficient to cover most or all of the cost of the course and instructional materials. In some instances, a larger amount may be awarded for Advanced Air Academy scholars.

Heather Mc Roberts Memorial Scholarship Fund

This annual $500 scholarship is awarded to support females up to 21 years of age to attend EAA's Summer Air Academy. It is traditionally awarded to an outstanding applicant who participates in EAA's "Women Soar You Soar" program during Air Venture each summer. The scholarship continues the legacy of Heather Mc Robert's passion, promoting youth and women in aviation.

H. P. “Bud” Milligan Aviation Scholarship

This scholarship is a $1,000 renewable scholarship 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.

Cdr. John Paradiso Scholarship for Women in Aviation/Aerospace

The two daughters of Naval Commander John Paradiso, a WWII aviator, have established an endowed scholarship in their father's name to benefit young women who have a sincere interest in pursuing their dreams of flight. One annual award of approximately $750.

For a complete listing of Young Eagle scholarships please visit

Featured Scholarships

If you need money for flight training then make sure you fill out all Four featured scholarship offers below. Winners are picked every month or every two weeks. You have nothing to lose and it costs you nothing to enter the scholarship drawings. You must be 18 years or older and reside in the United States to apply for the following scholarships. If you do win then please let us know.

Good Luck!

Don't forget to apply for all Four of the scholarship giveaways below for better odds of winning!

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