Museum of Flight Announces Flight Training Scholarships

The Museum of Flight is announcing substantial flight training and college scholarships for graduating high school students. Go to the story to learn more! (image via Museum of Flight)
The following is a press release from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington concerning their announcements of scholarships for flight training and college education. While the subject is a little beyond the normal remit for WarbirdsNews, it is vital for the future of vintage aviation that young people learn to fly. With that in mind we wish to congratulate all parties involved in this program. If our republishing this piece helps even one young person gain their wings, then doing so will have been well worth it!
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The Museum of Flight’s Boeing Academy for STEM Learning proudly announced it will award scholarships in pilot flight training and college education for high school age students. The Museum will offer college scholarships for up to $29,500 annually for four years, and flight training scholarships for up to $10,000. The Museum’s Vice President of Education, Reba Gilman, said “Thanks to the establishment of some new endowments, we are now able to offer financial assistance to our Museum students to help them realize their dreams of aviation and STEM careers.”

Scholarships are open to students who have participated in programs supported by The Museum of Flight. Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 30, or hand-delivered by April 2. Complete details and applications are available on the Museum’s website. Questions may be emailed to scholarships@museumofflight.org

In addition to the flight training and college scholarships, $1,000 education awards are also available to high school seniors who have participated in one or more educational programs at the Museum’s Boeing Academy for STEM Learning. Details are available on the  Museum’s website.

Post-Secondary Aviation Education Scholarships

The Museum is offering scholarship opportunities for high school seniors planning to attend a college or university in science, engineering or mathematics related to the field of aviation or aerospace. At a minimum, one student will receive a 4-year university scholarship of up to $29,500 annually for four years, and one student will receive a partial 4-year scholarship of $4,500 annually for four years. More than one partial scholarship might be awarded.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the state of Washington, and have participated in programs supported by The Museum of Flight, for example, Western Aerospace Scholars, Museum Apprentice Program, Private Pilot Ground School, Aeronautical Science Pathway, Raisbeck Aviation High School and/or other programs sponsored by the Museum. Complete details and applications are available on the Museum’s website.

Flight Training Scholarships

Flight training scholarships will be offered for high school students aged 16 or older who want to earn their private pilot license, and for people who have earned their private pilot license and wish to earn additional pilot ratings. Up to three high school students will receive up to $10,000 each for flight instruction to the level of “Single Engine Land,” and two people will receive up to $4,500 each for earning additional pilot ratings and/or endorsements above “Single Engine Land.”

Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the state of Washington, and have participated in programs supported by the Museum of Flight, for example, Western Aerospace Scholars,  Museum Apprentice Program, Private Pilot Ground School,Aeronautical Science Pathway,Raisbeck Aviation High School, and/or other programs sponsored by the Museum. Complete details and applications are available on the  Museum’s website.

Steve and Hazel Eastman and The Stuart Knopp Memorial Scholarships
$1,000 education awards are available to high school seniors who have participated in one or more educational programs at the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning. The reward is intended as a means to encourage a continued relationship between the student and the Museum as the student moves on to post-secondary education. Complete details and applications are available on the  Museum’s website. Questions may be emailed to scholarships@museumofflight.org
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