AOPA Foundation Offers Scholarships for Flight Training Students and Young Aviators
May 26, 2015
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  • FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation is currently offering scholarships from two programs for those who are learning to fly, and those who want to learn someday.

    In an effort to support outstanding student pilots, the AOPA Foundation will be awarding 25 scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $12,000, in 2015.

    At the same time, the AOPA Foundation’s AV8RS program – comprised of teens ages 13-18 – will offer $15,000 in financial assistance for aviation education.

    AOPA Foundation Flight Training Scholarships of are available to flight students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, at least 16 years old and who hold a current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Student Pilot Certificate at the time of application.

    To be eligible, students must also be AOPA members in good standing at both the time of application and when the scholarship is awarded, and they must have not yet taken their FAA practical test/checkride at the time of application.

    The online application can be found at Scholarships. The application page includes FAQs and instructions for submitting two recommendations. The Application deadline is 10 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 9, 2015.

    AV8RS scholarships are available to any teen who is enrolled in the AV8RS program and who is pursuing an aviation-related goal, including a primary pilot’s certificate (student must not have completed the FAA practical test/checkride at time of application); study in an aviation/aerospace field through an accredited aviation program at a college, university, technical school or aviation academy, or attendance at an aviation or aerospace camp.

    Recipients will be chosen based on merit, previous accomplishments, ability to set goals and a demonstrated commitment to general aviation.

    A completed application and supporting documentation must be received on or before August 31, 2015 via mail or email.

    To apply for an AV8RS scholarship, go to AV8RS. To join AOPA AV8RS, click on Membership.

    The AOPA Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charitable, educational, and scientific organization. The Foundation works to improve aviation safety through the Air Safety Institute, preserve community airports, and encourages learning to fly for career and personal benefit—all in the interest of ensuring the future of general aviation in America.

    To learn more about the AOPA Foundation and charitable donation opportunities, visit AOPA Foundation. To make a tax-deductible donation to the AOPA Foundation, send a check to 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD 21701 or donate online.


    Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. AOPA is the world’s largest aviation member association, with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States. AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.