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Joseph Lipovits Memorial Aviation Scholarship

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1 winner$750
Application Deadline
Oct 17, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 17, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, undergraduate, or graduate student
Field of Study:

In 1968, Joseph Lipovits discovered that that flying small planes would become a lifelong passion. With Joseph, the sky was the limit. After one flight with a friend, he studied and pursued his private pilot's license. 

Joseph became an avid flier, taking to the air most Saturday mornings for decades. A long-time member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Joseph donated hundreds of 'Young Eagles' flight missions in his own plane to introduce children to the world of aviation. He was excited to share his 'bug' with them. Joseph's flight knowledge, gentle spirit, and philanthropic nature were all greatly admired and highly regarded by his fellow EAA Chapter #1252 members and all that flew with him leaving impacts on many for years to come.

In his leisure time, Joseph would take to the air with family members for vacations in Canada and Chautauqua, New York, along with trips to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, meeting others who had the same passion. He was an accomplished and well-respected pilot who finished his great flying career at the age of 83.

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Joseph Lipovits by supporting students who share his passion for aviation.

Any high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is pursuing aviation or flying may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us why you're interested in pursuing aviation, what you plan to do with your degree, and how you have been involved in your community.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published January 16, 2024
Essay Topic

Please share why you're interested in pursuing an aviation degree and what you plan to do with your aviation degree. What inspired you to pursue flying? How have you been involved in your community?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 17, 2024. Winners will be announced on Nov 17, 2024.