Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 31
Award Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

Are you interested in pursuing flight or a career in aviation or an aviation-related field? We encourage well-rounded individuals who are involved in their school or community and interested in the world of aviation to apply for an EAA scholarship.

Here are the key dates for this year’s scholarship cycles:

Next Cycle: Opens November 1, 2023 and closes March 1, 2024.

Flight Training Scholarships

Dreaming of becoming a pilot or getting an additional rating? EAA can help your aviation dreams become a reality.

EAA’s scholarships are supported by dozens of donors, benefactors, and others who “pass it forward” by endowing these programs. In all, EAA awards more than $1 million in aviation scholarship money via various programs each year.

All applications are reviewed against the criteria for the individual scholarships and then awarded to those who show the greatest potential to be actively engaged in aviation.

EAA strives to provide scholarships that have a minimum award of $5,000. Awards are made up of the following funds:

  • Air Academy Alumni Scholarship
  • John S. Bradbury Memorial Scholarship
  • Friends of Pete Bunce Flight Training Scholarship
  • Adapt to Fly Scholarship
  • Cliff Chetwin Fund
  • Tex Edwards Scholarship
  • Noah Favaregh Scholarship
  • Harrison Ford Scholarship
  • Florence “Coffy” Gregory Scholarship
  • Stephen "Ben" Haas Memorial Scholarship
  • Richard R. Harper Memorial Scholarship
  • Jason Kurt Lohr Aviation Scholarship
  • Kylie Murray Memorial Flight Training Scholarship
  • Tinker Murdock Family Scholarship
  • WASP Endowment Fund
  • Elgin Wells Jr. Starjammer CFI Scholarship
  • PenFed Credit Union Scholarship

Post-Secondary Scholarships

Through many generous donors, EAA awards more than $75,000 in scholarships for students attending a post-secondary institution with a focus on aviation, including pilot training, aeronautics engineering, aviation management, airframe and powerplant (A&P) maintenance, and more.

All applications are reviewed against the criteria for the individual scholarships and then awarded to those who show the greatest potential to be actively engaged in aviation.

EAA strives to provide scholarships that have a minimum award of $5,000. Awards are made up of the following funds:

  • Jack Burnham Scholarship
  • Chaudoin Scholarship
  • Joe Clark Professional Pilot Scholarship
  • Herbert L. Cox Memorial Scholarship
  • Gerald “Jerry” Holland Scholarship
  • H.P. “Bud” Milligan Aviation Scholarship
  • David Mineck Memorial Scholarship
  • Commander John Paradiso Scholarship for Women
  • Robert F. Pauley History of Aviation Scholarship
  • Payzer Scholarship
  • Lee & Cookie Perrizo Scholarship
  • Timothy Peterson Scholarship
  • David Alan Quick Scholarship
  • Aviation Tax Consultants – Fred McCarter Scholarship Fund
How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
$2,000
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 01, 2024
$25,000
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Niche Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
$10,000
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $10,000 to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 29, 2024
$1,000
ScholarshipOwl is your source of relief from the dreaded application process. We put students on the fast-track to success by providing direct access to the scholarships they need the most. Take the hassle out of financial aid and maximize your chance at a free ride in college. No matter how much funding you need for school, we have the opportunities...

SP Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
$2,500
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
$1,000
Scholarship Eligibility:A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2024.B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve...

Army ROTC Scholarships

Deadline: Mar 11, 2024
$200,000
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National Dairy Shrine Scholarships

Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
$3,000
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$15,000
The U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was founded in 1997 by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to complement the Stockholm Water Prize. The SJWP is the world's most prestigious award presented to a high school student for a water-research project.PRIZEThe Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) was founded in 1997 by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to complement...

Shawn Carter Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
$2,500
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet...