Offset your flight training expenses and gain your wings! Scholarships open and close throughout the year. Please click on the Apply Here button below for specific dates for each scholarship.
I Hart Flying Scholarship - Scholarship closes November 3rd!
The I Hart Flying Foundation's Mission is to assist young women in achieving their aviation goals through the awarding of Flight Training Scholarships.
A preferred age range for their first award is between the ages of 18-26 and they must be a United States citizen. Additional preference is given to a young woman who exhibits determination, focus and the clarity towards achieving a goal. The ideal candidate isn’t afraid of critique and is willing to learn and grow through a passionate and positive aviation enthusiasm.
She is willing and able to put in the time and determination it is going to take to become a pilot. This $5,000 Scholarship will aid a young woman in achieving their Private Pilot Certificate.
The funds will be disbursed by EAA with additional support items coming from the I Hart Flying Foundations sponsors.
Richard R. Harper Flight Training Award
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.
Tinker Murdock Family Flight Training Award
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.
Noah Favaregh Flight Training Award
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.