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Post-Secondary Scholarships

Further your college education and follow a career in aviation! 

Post-Secondary Scholarships are open November 15 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.

Payzer Scholarship 
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 $2,500 scholarship is presented to a student from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin pursuing a degree in aviation or air traffic control. The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from faculty, staff, employers, or others with knowledge of your abilities. 

Gerald “Jerry” Holland Scholarship
This $2,500 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.

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.

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.


Applications are due January 31!

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