Apply for these scholarships to help offset your flight training expenses and gain your wings!
Harrison Ford Scholarship
Application deadline: January 31
As EAA’s Young Eagles chairman from 2004-09, Harrison Ford made a wonderful contribution to the general aviation community. By funding this endowment, Angela and Jim Thompson have created an enduring legacy of Harrison's contribution to youth and general aviation. This scholarship will help young people achieve their dreams of flight at whatever level a need exists, with scholarship awards supporting EAA Air Academy, flight training, and academic tuition awards.
Gathering of Eagles Scholarships
The annual Gathering of Eagles held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh funds these flight training scholarships for Young Eagles who complete the Sporty’s Learn to Fly course. Two annual $7,500 flight training scholarship and six $1,500 flight training awards are distributed each year to Young Eagles who are selected from the applicants and meet the application requirements noted on the scholarship application form.
John Thomas Crouse Scholarship
The John Thomas Crouse scholarship provides financial support up to $7,500 to assist the selected candidate in obtaining a pilot’s certification. This scholarship was established in memory of Crouse, a man who loved flying from day one. A decorated Naval officer, John flew until his death at age 88. John taught countless people how to fly on his own time and on his own dime. This scholarship will help carry on his legacy to help youth pursue their dreams of flight. Selected candidates will be between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply, please send an email with your name, address, date of birth and EAA # (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the name of the scholarship in the subject line. Please also include an essay explaining why you want to fly.
Wallace Peterson Scholarship
This scholarship provides $500 for use toward flight training or to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Wallace Peterson, an aviation enthusiast who fell in love with airplanes while watching them take off from a dirt strip near his home in Omaha, Nebraska, this scholarship will help put another young person on the path to a lifetime love of flying. Special considerations extended to applicants from Nebraska, though applicants from any state will be considered.
Sennheiser 'Live Your Dream' Flight Training Grants
Sennheiser has provided two Live Your Dream flight training grants of $1,500 each for Eagle Flights participants who enroll in flight training and complete 10 hours of instruction. To apply, write to EAA at email@example.com indicating “Sennheiser Live Your Dream” in the subject line. Provide your name, address, date of birth and EAA # (a free six-month membership is part of your Eagle Flights experience). Include a letter of verification from your flight school along with a short description of why flight is in your dreams and $1,500 may find its way into your flight bank.
Noah Favaregh Flight Training Scholarship
Applications will open in 2015
This endowed scholarship has been established to remember and honor the spirit and dedication of Noah Favaregh and support the dreams of aviators everywhere! This flight training scholarship will be awarded to the candidate to help fund their achievement of obtaining a pilot’s certification. The funds will be awarded to the candidate and their selected training program jointly with benchmarks for achievement set forward prior to release of funding. The selected candidate will have already soloed. To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the name of the scholarship as the subject line: Name, Address, Date of Birth and EAA # (if applicable). Applicants will attach an essay explaining why you want to fly.