While ultimately worthwhile, the training and education required to begin entry-level work in the aviation industry can be intimidatingly expensive.
Becoming a pilot with no previous experience costs an average of nearly $88,000 and can take years of work. All of this effort pays off in the long run, as pilots make a median salary of over $121,000 per year. However, the high price tag of pilot training discourages many aspiring students from pursuing aviation.
This scholarship aims to support future pilots by easing the burden of the financial cost of pilot training and education.
Any high school junior, senior, or undergraduate student who is interested in becoming a pilot or pursuing aviation may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about your aviation goals and what inspired you to pursue this career.
What are your academic and professional goals in aviation, and what inspired you to pursue this career?
The application deadline is May 14, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 15, 2022.
The scholarship award is $2,500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 15, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.