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High Flight Aviation Scholarship (Deadline: November 12, 2018)

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Who Can Apply: The High Flight Aviation Scholarship was founded in memory of aviation legend Ed Bowlin. Prior to his passing, Ed and his wife, Connie, were known for encouraging and helping people achieve their flying goals.

The intent of this scholarship is to provide an avenue to make a difference in the life of one deserving person who is pursuing their dream in the world of aviation. Funds may be used toward obtaining a private pilot certificate or higher up to and including an ATP.

  • Applicants should address their career aspirations with clear, concise examples of how they have achieved their career aspirations in academic, work, personal life.
  • Applicants must submit a training plan outlining where and how the funds will be spent.
  • Student applicants must have an average GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.
  • The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations and dedication and will be interview by one or more panel members of this scholarship by phone.
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants who are involved with organizations such as an EAA Chapter, Candler Field Youth Program, Civil Air Patrol, or a similar.
  • The recipient will receive $500 for travel/lodging to the next Women in Aviation Conference being held in Long Beach, California March 14 – 16, 2019.
  • The recipient will be required to remain engaged with panel members of this scholarship providing periodic reports on progress.


  • two (one-page) recommendation letters
  • typed, descriptive 500-word essay
  • professional résumé
  • copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applying for flight scholarships). Other applicable information as requested for each specific award/grant/scholarship.

Deadline: November 12, 2018

Amount: $1,000


Learn More: https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships/2019/high-flight-aviation-scholarship