Apply for these scholarships to help offset your flight training expenses and gain your wings!
Wallace Peterson Scholarship - CLOSED
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.
Noah Favaregh Flight Training Scholarship - CLOSED
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.
Gathering of Eagles Scholarships - CLOSED
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.
Harrison Ford Scholarship - CLOSED
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.
Richard R. Harper Flight Training Scholarship – CLOSED
Richard Harper passed away at the early age of 57. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and later had a long career as a pilot for United Parcel Service starting his career in DC-8’s and then flying 757’s and 767’s. Rick was a hard working kind hearted man with a passion for life. He loved to help anyone in need. He was a devoted family man and cared deeply about family values. He worked hard to establish his career as a pilot, loved his aviation career and was excited to be able to mentor and encourage upcoming pilots to pursue their dreams. Richard’s wife, Gretchen, has created this scholarship to award two $7,500 Flight Training Scholarships to qualified applicants that show financial need as well as a passion for flight and the ambition to pursue a career as a pilot. Funds will be allocated to the student and the selected training program to ensure appropriate use and a process for progress checks. Please email name, address and contact information as well as an essay that answers the question “How will you pass on your love of aviation?” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tinker Murdock - CLOSED
Through the generosity of Michael Murdock and Anne Tinker, this scholarship awards up to $7,500 to a Young Eagle/Next step applicant seeking to further their aviation training by completing a private pilot’s certificate. Applicants will be actively involved in EAA’s online ground school or other training program, demonstrating their commitment to the education opportunity. Application should include a written goal statement that includes details on how certification will help support that goal. Funds will be allocated to the student and the selected training program to ensure appropriate use and a process for progress checks. Please email application to email@example.com.
John Thomas Crouse Scholarship - CLOSED
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. Please email application to firstname.lastname@example.org.