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:
- Chaudoin Scholarship
- David Alan Quick Scholarship
- David Mineck Memorial Scholarship
- Eagles Aerobatic Team Scholarship
- Fred & Diane Fitts Scholarship by CAA
- Gerald “Jerry” Holland Scholarship
- H.P. “Bud” Milligan Aviation Scholarship
- Harrison Ford Scholarship
- Harry E. Arcamuzi Aviation Scholarship
- Herbert L. Cox Memorial Scholarship
- Jack Burnham Scholarship
- James Miller Scholarship
- John Sandberg A & P Scholarship
- Lee & Cookie Perrizo Scholarship
- Michael Blume Memorial Scholarship
- Payzer Scholarship
- Robert F. Pauley History of Aviation Scholarship
- Timothy Peterson Scholarship
- Cdr John Paradiso Scholarship for Women in Aviation/Aerospace
- Morgan Brittany Smith Memorial Scholarship
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a post-secondary scholarship cover?
Post-secondary scholarships may be used to cover costs for collegiate level programs in the United States including but not limited to: aerospace or aeronautical engineering, aviation business administration, air traffic control, aviation maintenance, professional flight, or any aviation-related STEM field.
Do I have to be an EAA member to apply?
You do not need to be a current EAA member to apply for a scholarship.
I am not a U.S. citizen. Can I apply for a post-secondary scholarship?
We encourage individuals from all countries to apply. However, all scholarship awards must be used at a post-secondary institution within the United States.
What are the age requirements to apply for a post-secondary scholarship?
You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a post-secondary scholarship.
When can I apply for a post-secondary scholarship?
Applications open November 1st every year and close March 1st.
Does the application require a recommendation?
On your application, you will be asked to enter the name and email for a non-relative character reference. Once you submit your application, your reference will be sent a link to complete the online recommendation. Please ask your reference to complete the recommendation before the application deadline. Applications will be considered late and will not be accepted if the recommendation is not complete by the deadline.
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