National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships and awards on this site are listed directly by NCASE members. NCASE serves as a compilation resource only and does not have specific information on individual awards.  For information, please contact the member directly.

To see a complete list of all NCASE groups which have information concerning scholarships, be sure to visit our NCASE GUIDE page.

ALSO be aware that the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education provides two national awards each year called the Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Aerospace Education Leadership Award and the Crown Circle Award.  Read on!

Do you know of an outstanding organization or individual who has illustrated noteworthy achievement and contributions to aviation or space education, or perhaps an accomplished educator who deserves to be inducted into the Crown Circle?

We invite you to nominate one or more of these special candidates for NCASE’s Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Aerospace Education Leadership Award, or the Crown Circle Award.

The Strickler award recognizes those who share Dr. Stickler’s commitment to aerospace education through the demonstration of outstanding accomplishment to the aerospace field through education over a continuous period of time. The Mervin K. Stickler Aerospace Education Leadership Award was established by NCASE in 1995 to distinguish and honor excellence in aerospace education.

The Crown Circle Award is a special award for outstanding educators and education supporters who have shown leadership in their field or in support of aviation education objectives. Nominees are evaluated according to the following criteria:

•    Demonstrated involvement in, and commitment to aerospace education
•    Outstanding leadership in aerospace education, locally, nationally, or internationally
•    Performance over an extended term (years), at a high level, and of great quality

Please take this opportunity to identify a person or organization deserving of one of these special recognitions.

The deadline for nominations for our 2018 Awards is October 15, 2017

Word format nomination forms for each award are now available in the NCASE File Library. 

The Strickler Award nomination form can be downloaded at  www.aviationeducation.org/images/Downloads/Strickler-2018-nomination-form.doc  and the Crown Circle Award nomination form is at  www.aviationeducation.org/images/Downloads/Crown-Circle-Award-2018-Nomination-Form.doc  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards, The Committees,
Crown Circle for Aerospace Education Leadership
Mervin K. Stickler Aerospace Education Leadership Award

Special source of Scholarship Information: The Wolf Aviation Fund also supports efforts to increase the amount of information available regarding scholarships and flight training grants. See the Wolf Aviation Fund's scholarships information page at http://www.wolf-aviation.org/scholar.htm for some useful tips and guidance.

List of Scholarships and Awards submitted by NCASE Member Groups:

Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Aerospace Education Leadership Award

The Strickler award recognizes those who share Dr. Stickler’s commitment to aerospace education through the demonstration of outstanding accomplishment to the aerospace field through education over a continuous period of time. The Mervin K. Stickler Aerospace Education Leadership Award was established by NCASE in 1995 to distinguish and honor excellence in aerospace education.

Download the Strickler Award 2018 Nomination and information form at  www.aviationeducation.org/images/Downloads/Strickler-Award-2018-nomination-form.doc .


Crown Circle Aerospace Education Award

The Crown Circle Award is a special award for outstanding educators and education supporters who have shown leadership in their field or in support of aviation education objectives. Nominees are evaluated according to the following criteria:

•    Demonstrated involvement in, and commitment to aerospace education
•    Outstanding leadership in aerospace education, locally, nationally, or internationally
•    Performance over an extended term (years), at a high level, and of great quality

Download the Crown Circle Award 2018 Nomination and information form at  www.aviationeducation.org/images/Downloads/Crown-Circle-Award-2018-Nomination-Form.doc


Air Line Pilots Association Scholarship Program

One 4-year undergraduate college scholarship is awarded each year.

The total monetary value is $12,000 with $3,000 disbursed annually to the recipient for four consecutive years, provided that adequate academic standing is maintained (3.0 GPA). Eligible applicants are sons or daughters of medically retired, long-term disabled or deceased pilot members of the Air Line Pilots Association. 


  • Contact: 535 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 20170 

  • Cash award: $12,000 ($3,000 annually) 

  • More information: http://www.alpa.org/

Aircraft Electronics Association

Available to high school seniors, and/or college students who plan to or are attending the avionics program at Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

  • Eligibility: High school seniors and/or college students
  • For further details visit online at: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation.
  • More information: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation

Aircraft Electronics Association - individual pursuing an Associate's Degree

Available to an individual pursuing an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Avionics at Spartan School of Aeronautics. The award will cover all tuition expenses for eight quarters or until the recipient receives an Assoc. Degree.
Eligibility: High school seniors and/or college students who are not currently enrolled in the avionics program at Spartan For further details visit online at: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation.
More information: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation

Bose Corporation Scholarship

Avialable to high school seniors, and/or college students who plan to or are attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in an avionics program
Eligibility: High school seniors For further details visit online at: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation.
Contact: 4217 S. Hocker Dr., Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-373-6565
Cash award: $1,500
More information: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation

Several SSA Organizations - Bultman Youth Flight Scholarship

Up to $600 to support post-solo soaring.
Eligibility: Young soaring pilots who has made impressive contributions to a USA soaring Club or School. Someone who may be too financially strapped to buy tows for personal recreation or personal progress in the sport.. For further details visit online at: http://www.soarcsa.org/ssa/ssay/byfs.htm.
Contact:
Phone: 575-392-1177
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: http://www.soarcsa.org/ssa/ssay/byfs.htm

Soaring Society of America - CADET Youth Flight Scholarship

Ages 13-22. Deadline: June 30, 2010. Two $600 yearly grants, textbooks, SSA memberships. Grants are for learning to fly gliders exclusively at a sponsoring Club or Flight School. No SSA membership, no flight experience required to apply. Application is on a form available at most gliderports in the USA, to be witnessed there, and accompanied by a brief essay on soaring flight. Principal judging criteria: Desire to become a pilot, appreciation of the nature of soaring, financial need, talents or promise in other areas of life.
Eligibility: Students age 13 - 22 For further details visit online at: http://www.coloradosoaring/ssa/ssay/cyfs.htm.
Contact:
Phone: 575-392-1177
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: http://www.coloradosoaring/ssa/ssay/cyfs.htm

College of Aeronautics Scholarship

Available to students in the two year avionics program at the College of Aeronautics in Flushing, NY. Scholarship is for the duration of the program. The student selected receives $750 per semester with a maximum of $3000 for four semesters.
Eligibility: High school seniors
Contact: 4217 S. Hocker Dr., Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 373-6565
Email: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation
Cash award: $3000

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines Undergraduate Scholarship Award Program - the complete application package is in a PowerPoint file in the NCASE file library. Deadline: January 31,2002 (see appplication form for details - click the Member Organizations button on this NCASE site or use the link below and then choose the link to the file library to access the Delta file). If you need further information, contact the person mentioned in the application, Ms. Beth Seiler at Western Michigan University, College of Aviation or Tony Dennis, Director of Student Recruitment, College of Aviation, Western Michigan University, phone 616-964-4831.
More information: http://www.aviationeducation.org/html/memberorganizations/memberorganizations.htm

Ernie Ayer Aviation Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in the memory of Ernie Ayer, a native of Maine whose passion for flying led him to a career in aviation. During a long and fulfilling professional life he not only excelled personally but along the way helped many others to discover their potential through the dream of flight. When he died of colon cancer in September of 1999 his many friends in aviation were asked to contribute to a scholarship fund whose goal would be to recognize and support individuals pursuing the technology and skills needed to become future leaders in this most rewarding field. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving individual who has been accepted to a course of study in a professional aviation training program, aviation institution of higher learning, or aviation technical school. Those in a program at a recognized flight school will receive the award in installments following the achievement of certain goals, i.e; after the first solo, after the first solo cross country flight, after the written FAA exam is passed and after the pilot certificate is received. The applicant may be asked for a progress report from the flight school. For those accepted to a college or technical program, the scholarship will be paid upon proof that the recipient is enrolled and attending classes. A transcript of grades may be requested. For those seeking advanced ratings, the scholarship will be based on records, experience, potential and demonstrated commitment to aviation. Recipient will be asked to submit a copy of the flight certificate earned upon completion. All applicants will be asked for two letters of recommendation. These may be from the applicant’s school, employer, or members of the aviation community. Additional information or an interview may be required during the selection process. The availability of this scholarship will be made known at flight training schools, several high schools and aviation colleges, and through several sites on the internet. The deadline for applications will be May 1. The recipient will then be selected by the board members and notified on or about June 1.The certificate for the scholarship will be presented later in June.
Eligibility: The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving individual who has been accepted to a course of study in a professional aviation training program, aviation institution of higher learning, or aviation technical school.
Contact: Ernie Ayer Aviation Education Foundation, Midland Park, NJ 07432
Phone: (201) 447 4164
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cash award: 2 Awards of $1,000

Girls With Wings

We are pleased to announce that we will be now accepting applications for the 1st Annual GWW Scholarship. Please visit our website for details. Thank you, Lynda Meeks
Eligibility: Contact us for info For further details visit online at: http://www.girlswithwings.com.
Contact:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: http://www.girlswithwings.com

Johnny Davis Scholarship

Named in memory of Johnny Davis. Available to high school seniors, and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program
Eligibility: High school seniors and/or college students For further details visit online at: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation.
More information: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation

Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship

For students pursuing studies in the field of professional pilot with an emphasis on general aviation, flight engineer, or airway science.
Eligibility: US citizens enrolled in a full or part-time program at a college or university in the US providing an accredited flight science curriculum. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point of 2.75 and be entering the second year (or above) in college. For further details visit online at: www.grfoundation.org.
Contact: 161 Ottawa Ave NW Suite 209-C, Grand Rapids MI 49503-2757
Phone: 616 454-1751 x 103
Email: rbishop@grfoundtion
Cash award: $500-$2000
More information: www.grfoundation.org

Soaring Society of America - Kolstad Junior Soaring Award and Scholarship

Annually one or two outstanding young pilots are selected for the Kolstad College Scholarship Grant, currently $1500. The purpose of the Kolstad Award is to honor young soaring pilots who have been outstanding in soaring, in their soaring club or site, and in their school activities.
Eligibility: A soaring pilot between the ages of 14 and 20 (inclusive) For further details visit online at: http://www.coloradosoaring.org/ssa/ssay/kycs.htm.
Contact:
Phone: 575-392-1177
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information: http://www.coloradosoaring.org/ssa/ssay/kycs.htm

Lee Tarbox Scholarship

Named in memory of Lee Tarbox. Available to high school seniors, and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program
Eligibility: High school seniors and/or college students For further details visit online at: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation.
More information: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation

National Education Center Spartan School of Aeronautics - Leon Harris/Les Nichols Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for students planning to attend the National Education Center Spartan School of Aeronautics campusin Tulsa,OK. For students who will be working toward an associate's degree. Min GPA 2.5
Contact: 746WSR32, Perrysville,IN 47974
Phone: (765)-793-3929
Cash award: $16,000

The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation - LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship

The mission of The Foundation is to encourage and support young adults who are interested in pursuing aviation careers as professional pilots. This is accomplished by providing up to three (3) scholarships a year to allow potential students to obtain a private pilots certificate.
Eligibility: Men and Women ages 16-23. For further details visit online at: www.leroywhomerjr.org.
Contact: P.O.Box 268, Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 800-388-1647
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cash award: $5000
More information: www.leroywhomerjr.org

Aircraft Electronics Association - Lowell Gaylor Scholarship

Named in memory of Lowell Gaylor. Available to high school seniors, and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program
Eligibility: High school seniors and/or college students For further details visit online at: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation.
More information: www.aea.net/educationalfoundation

Padgett Business Services Foundation Scholarship

The Padgett Scholarship Program offers financial support to the dependents of owners of small, independent businesses throughout North America. A series of $500 educational scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary institutions. Each regional winner in Canada will become eligible for a Canada National Scholarship of an additional $1,000. Each regional winner in the U.S. will become eligible for a U.S. National Scholarship of an additional $1,000. The International Scholarship of an additional $2,000 will be awarded to one of the two National winners. Complete information regarding this scholarship opportunity is available at www.smallbizpros.com.
Eligibility: Applicants must meet two criteria in order to be eligible for an award: • Applicant must be a dependent of a business owner who employs fewer than 20 people, owns at least 10% of the stock or capital in the business, and is active in the day-to-day operations of the business. • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will attend an accredited post-secondary institution. For further details visit online at: www.smallbizpros.com.
Contact: 160 Hawthorne Park, Athens, GA 30606
Phone: 800-PADGETT
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cash award: Varies
More information: www.smallbizpros.com

Elder & Leemaur Publishers - University Writing Scholarship

Strickler Award 2017 Nomination FormSCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: There are a number of scholarships available for university students. Half of the available awards will go towards entrance scholarships, while the remainder will be given to current undergraduate students. Field of study will have no bearing on scholarship allocation. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined based on quality of work submitted. NOTES: Students must submit an essay no longer than 500 words on ONE of the following topics to be eligible for the scholarships: NEXT OPPORTUNITY Award Amount: up to $10,000 available Deadline: June 15, 2005 Topic #1: Do you think the privatization of the Health Care System is or will have a negative impact on the service you receive? Topic #2: Do you think the media has an influence on the decisions you make?
Eligibility: Students who will be attending a college/university in either Canada or the United States. For further details visit online at: http://www.elpublishers.com/content/uwsotherscholarships.php.
Contact: PO Box 2124, Blaine, Washington, 98231
Phone: 604-263-3540
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cash award: Up to $10,000
More information: http://www.elpublishers.com/content/uwsotherscholarships.php

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