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James Diorato Memorial Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Field of Study:
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student

Aviation is at the forefront of the transportation industry, connecting the furthest parts of the world, fostering exploration, and bringing people together.

However, the field can be difficult to pursue, especially due to the significant financial investments a student must make in order to become a pilot. In addition to the high costs of classes, many students struggle to afford paying for flight fees for their necessary training. 

This scholarship aims to honor the life of James Diorato by supporting the next generation of pilots and aviators and reducing the financial burden of entering the field. James Diorato spent his entire aviation career at JFK International Airport in New York.

Any high school or undergraduate student who is majoring in aviation may apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

To apply, tell us why you’re passionate about your future aviation career.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published March 29, 2024
Essay Topic

Why are you passionate about a career in aviation?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 1, 2024.