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Academic Scholarships are open November to January 31
Jack Burnham Scholarship
The Jack Burnham scholarship provides up to four $10,000 awards and up to five $5,000 awards to support young people pursuing careers in aviation including, but not limited to, aeronautics engineering and pilot training. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale. There is priority for graduates of Jackson Hole High School in Jackson Hole WY. Jack Burnham was an engineer, pilot, veteran, and sailor who loved his outdoor lifestyle hunting and ranching. He was also an active Young Eagles pilot and supporter of EAA.
John Sandberg A & P Scholarship
The John Sandberg scholarship provides up to two $1,000 awards to support candidates to recieve thier A&P certificate. John Sandberg was a skilled mechanic who turned his passion for aviation into a successful business. This scholarship is dedicated to John’s vision of a hand up and using his skills to help others achieve their dreams. There are a variety of perfect candidates for this scholarship, including: traditional and non-traditional students in an aviation-related field, young people at the start of their career, and retired individuals looking to help their local aviation communities.
Presented by EAA from an endowment from the Payzer Family to an individual accepted or enrolled in an accredited college, university, or post-secondary school with an emphasis on technical information. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a person who is seeking a major and declares an intention to pursue a professional career in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences.
Michael Blume Memorial Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is presented to a student from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin pursuing Aerospace engineering. The applicant must submit proof of a GPA 3.2 or above, and two letters of recommendation from faculty, staff, employers, or others with knowledge of your abilities. If applicable, please include a copy of your student or private pilot certificate.
Gerald “Jerry” Holland Scholarship
This $1,000 annual scholarship was set up to honor Gerald “Jerry” Holland and will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is a US citizen and wishes to attend an accredited college or university that offers an undergraduate four-year degree in Aviation Management or Aeronautical Management, with a concentration or degree that focuses on the General Aviation industry (non-pilot/flight training programs). The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and have completed a minimum of 75 hours of community service. This is not a need-based scholarship, and special consideration will be given to student athletes.
Harry E. Arcamuzi Aviation Scholarship
This $500 scholarship will be awarded to an inner-city student with a high school GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to pursue a career in the field of aviation following high school. The scholarship may be renewed, based on academic standing, for up to three additional years. The endowed scholarship was made possible by the generosity of the Harry E. Arcamuzi Family.
H.P. “Bud” Milligan Aviation Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is presented to a student enrolled in an accredited aviation program at a college, technical school, or aviation academy.
David Mineck Memorial Scholarship
This $500 endowed scholarship, awarded to a student annually to pursue a post-secondary education in the field of Aerospace, was created in memory of David William Mineck by his family, friends and associates. David was a passionate private pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters and a longtime member of EAA.
David Alan Quick Scholarship
Presented by EAA from an endowment established in memory of David Alan Quick by the Quick Family, this $500 scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in good standing, enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering.
Richard Lee Vernon Aviation Scholarship
Presented by the Vernon family to a person pursuing training leading to a professional aviation occupation, this $500 scholarship is awarded to an individual accepted to a course of study in a recognized professional aviation training program in an institution of higher learning or aviation technical school. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability of completing the course of training, attain acceptable grades, and show the need for financial support.
Deadline for this application: April 3
DAHER has an internship fund for two college junior or senior students (one male, one female), age 18 - 24, intending to pursue a career in aviation.
The experience will provide an opportunity for each young person to visit France for an internship of five weeks duration in June and July, where they will work at a DAHER facility and be exposed to a variety of aviation disciplines.
Each award winner will conclude their summer by attending a week-long session of the EAA Advanced Air Academy in Oshkosh, providing mentorship opportunities to young people ages 16-18 who are participating in the camp. This will include an opportunity to visit and experience EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Round-trip transportation will be provided from the U.S. to France, as well as local transportation in France and accommodations in the homes of DAHER staff members. The scholarship also includes round-trip transportation to AirVenture in Oshkosh, local transportation, and accommodations at the EAA Air Academy.
Knowledge of French would enhance the experience but is not an absolute requirement. Applicants must be in full-time education and able to demonstrate an interest in aeronautical career - engineering, marketing, manufacturing, or other areas focused on aviation. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens and able to obtain their own passport. They should also be flexible and adaptable to living in an environment and culture that may be different from their own.