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2017 RAA Scholarship

The primary purpose of the Regional Airline Association Scholarship is to assist with the education of individuals who are studying for a career in the airline industry by providing financial support. Up to four (4) annual scholarships may be awarded in amounts of $4,000 per recipient.  Awards will be made to U.S. citizens or permanent residents without regard to sex, race, religion or national origin.

Deadline 05/01/2017

Instructions/Application   PDF

2017 PAPA Scholarship

PAPA Scholarship & Safety Foundation will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for the 2017 school year to an individual who is an Illinois resident, attending or planning to attend an accredited University, College or Aviation  Technical School located in the state of Illinois, pursuing a course of study in a recognized professional aviation program.

Deadline 05/01/2017

Instructions/Application


2017 SIUC Annuitants Scholarship

The SIU Annuitants Association awards $1000 scholarships each year to eligible SIU students. Four $1,000 scholarships (divided equally between fall and spring semesters) will be awarded to undergraduate students for the following academic year. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at SIU by the application date, be a junior or senior by the fall semester in which the scholarship is awarded, and hold an SIU cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 (A=4.0).

Selection is based primarily on academic achievement, while noting leadership qualities. Applicants should submit two letters of support from faculty or dean.

Deadline 03/01/2017

Application


2017 CAE Scholarship Application

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.

Deadline 03/31/2017

Instructions/Application A copy will also be available on the UAA website, www.uaa.aero, under Scholarships>UAA Affiliated Scholarships.


2017 Victor Davis Memorial Aviation Scholarship

Victor Davis was the President of the Black Aviation Association, a registered student organization at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, at the time of his death in 1993.  Victor’s lifelong dream was to earn his Federal Aviation Administration flight certificates and then fly for a major airline.  Victor was in the process of completing his commercial pilot certificate at SIUC with an instrument rating when he passed away.

The goal of the Victor Davis Memorial Aviation Scholarship is to help aviation flight and/or aviation management students at SIUC with their educational costs.  A scholarship award of approximately $1000 to one student is expected in 2017.

Deadline 02/24/2017

Instructions/Application

2017 Herbert H. Howell Memorial Aviation Management Scholarship Award

To honor Mr. Howell’s substantial contributions to the aviation field (particularly related to airport management and planning), an endowment fund was established at SIUC in his memory in April 1982.  Normally, at least $500 – $1,000 is awarded to an AVM student.

Deadline 02/24/2017

Instructions/Application


2017 Luann Gatewood and Gina Gatewood Trover Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor LuAnn Gatewood, a former flight instructor in the SIU Aviation Flight program, and her sister, Gina Gatewood Trover. It was established to assist students who are currently enrolled in the Aviation Flight, Associate of Applied Science degree program through the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Award amounts depend on fund performance, but typically range between $2000-$4000.

Deadline 02/24/2017

Instructions/Application


2017 Frasca International Scholarship

The Frasca International Scholarship was established by Frasca International, a manufacturer of flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools and military organizations worldwide. Founded in 1958, Frasca has delivered over 2,400 devices to over 70 countries, including simulators in the SIU Transportation Education Center. The Frasca family has a long history with the SIU Aviation programs. Several members of the family have attended classes at SIU and participated in the Flying Salukis.

A scholarship award of approximately $1000-2000 to one student is expected in 2017.

Deadline 02/24/2017

Instructions/Application

2017 Bill Garton Memorial Aviation Scholarship

Mr. Garton was a proud member of the Aviation Flight Program faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and an enthusiastic promoter of aviation as a career and avocation. This scholarship is being established to provide financial assistance to young men and women whose lives include aviation as a major theme.

A scholarship award of approximately $3000 to one student is expected in 2017.

Deadline 02/24/2017

Instructions/Application

CAE Corporate Aviation Training Scholarship

CAE is offering 4 flight training scholarships to students and recent graduates of UAA member institutions. The training will include initial training, resulting in a type rating in an entry-level jet; corporate jet upon successful completion of the course. The applicant is responsible for all travel and housing-related costs. 

Deadline 03/31/2017

Application


The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) has released its 2017 call for scholarships!

AAAE is dedicated to offering five types of scholarships through the AAAE Foundation to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are attending accredited colleges or universities worldwide. Eligible students include Accredited Airport Executive members of AAAE and their spouses or children; students sponsored by Accredited Airport Executive members of AAAE; students enrolled in aviation programs with a junior class standing or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.0; Native American college or university students enrolled in an aviation program with a junior class standing or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.0; and female college or university undergraduate students with a junior class standing or higher or graduate students who are enrolled in an aviation program and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Since its establishment in 1989, the AAAE Foundation has provided nearly $4.25 million in scholarships to more than 2,700 students, making the organization one of the largest supporters of higher education assistance in the entire aviation industry.

Deadline 03/31/2017

To apply for a scholarship visit www.aaae.org/foundation