Scholarships

Scholarships


Through its Educational Equity Scholarship Program, Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships to 60 students in 2022. In its second year of the six-year $10 million initiative, the program assists with undergraduate higher education expenses for underrepresented minority students who reside in the company's service area. "We recognize the importance of education as an equalizer in society," said Robert M. Blue, Dominion Energy's president and chief executive officer. "This program helps reduce the financial hurdle many underrepresented students face, which allows scholarship recipients greater access to post-secondary education and additional opportunities to propel their futures." The scholarship application period is open November 30, 2021, through January 25, 2022, 4pm Eastern Standard Time. To be eligible, students must: • Self-identify as Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander with higher education expenses; • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates residing in Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Wyoming or Utah, with plans to enroll full time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year; and • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). In all, 60 scholarships totaling $500,000 will be awarded in 2022. Of those, 20 scholarships of $5,000 each will be made available for students enrolled in two-year schools, while 40 scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to students enrolled in four-year schools. Scholarship recipients will be able to renew scholarships as they progress in school, provided they meet certain criteria, such as GPA requirements and residence in an eligible state. The program is administered by Scholarship America, a nonprofit specializing in managing scholarship and tuition assistance programs. Scholarship America will support Dominion Energy in the selection of finalists. Students can learn more and apply at DominionEnergy.com/EquityScholarships
Members of Women in Aviation International are eligible to pursue various scholarship opportunities through the organization.  Scholarships including funding to further members' interests in aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance, flight training, helicopter ratings, dispatch, and professional development. Applications are due October 12, 2021, and you must be an active WAI member by October 1, 2021, to apply. The 2022 scholarships will be awarded during the 33rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 17-19, 2022. Please Note: The applicant understands and accepts that WAI has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any scholarship awards other than those specifically identified as WAI scholarships. To review scholarship opportunities, click here. To become a member of Women in Aviation International, click here.  

AEA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Since its inception, the AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry, as well as technicians from AEA member companies.Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each. Apply at: http://aea.net/educationalfoundation/scholarships.asp
This scholarship listing was created to assist students in researching scholarship opportunities for their enrollment at PIA.  These scholarships were identified as potential opportunities for incoming and currently enrolled PIA students.  Each scholarship is independent of PIA and availability, deadlines, and award amounts are determined by the organization offering the award.  Click here to review a list of annually available scholarships.
AWAM’s Scholarship Program supports the diverse skills required in the field of Aviation Maintenance & Technology.  AWAM began its scholarship program in 2002 with four scholarships awarded to eight recipients. This year alone, AWAM awarded $140,000 in scholarships to 30 recipients.  With the assistance of our incredible sponsors, this program continues to grow to support our industry and the needs of the future. Scholarship opportunities are not only for initial students or women.  Many are for those already working in the field, transitioning from the military, and for men as well. Review the information to find the scholarships that match your goals or to see how you can become an AWAM Scholarship Sponsor.  Thank you to all of our corporate and individual sponsors for another successful milestone breaking year filled with wonderful opportunities for our future aviation work force! If you have any suggestions for new scholarships, would like to inquire about donating a scholarship, or have questions on completing your scholarship application packet,  please contact our Scholarship Chair, Stephanie Morris by email at: Scholarships
 
The Aviation Council of Pennsylvania is offering a scholarship to assist applicants in the attainment of their aviation career goals.  Scholarship award levels range from $500 to $1,000 per scholarship. Scholarships are available in the following categories: AVIATION TECHNOLOGY – Includes airframe and powerplant maintenance, avionics, and aerospace engineering AVIATION MANAGEMENT (the Wilfred M. “Wiley” Post Scholarship) – Includes management of airlines, airports, FBOs, flight schools, and air traffic control PROFESSIONAL PILOT (the John W. “Reds” Macfarlane and the Arnold Palmer Scholarships) – Includes training for career opportunities related to actually flying aircraft Eligibility: Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents. Applicants may attend school outside of Pennsylvania. The applicant may be enrolled in any of the following: a two- or four-year college program, a master’s degree program, a flight training program, or an aviation technology program. Applicants for the Professional Pilot Scholarship shall hold at least a Student Pilot Certificate and have soloed an aircraft. Applications for the scholarship must be received or postmarked by July 9, 2021.  For full scholarship details, please visit the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania website.  Please review the scholarship application and requirements here.
Two $1,000 scholarships in the Fall and one $1,000 scholarship in the Spring. Application Deadlines For Spring 2021 Semester: applications are due by December 31, 2020 For Fall 2021 Semester: applications are due by June 30, 2021 Applicants chosen will be notified: For Spring 2021 Semester: we will announce the winner by January 31, 2021 For Fall 2021 Semester: we will announce winners by July 31, 2021 Eligibility Requirements Applicants must be college-bound graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult learners with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (high school or college) who are planning to enroll in an accredited college program. Applicants must also reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria outlined on our website.
Blue Collar Brain is offering a $2,500 scholarship to one student that is pursuing any skilled trade. ELIGIBILITY The following are the requirements to be eligible to apply for the Blue Collar Brain scholarship program. Must be a United States citizen or have a student visa Must be a high school graduate recipient of a GED Must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in a vocational/technical school or 2-year college for the fall 2022 semester Plan to acquire certification or degree in a skilled trade program* Proof of enrollment in an accredited school is required GPA of 3.0 or higher from the last school attended * Skilled trade programs include (but are not limited to) automotive, aviation, carpentry, construction, electrical, heavy equipment, HVAC, machinery, manufacturing, plumbing and welding. Blue Collar Brain reserves the right to exclude an application that is not defined as a trade-specific educational program. HOW TO APPLY Please visit Blue Collar Brain's site for full application details and information.
The Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship for high school seniors or non-traditional students.  The program will be awarding scholarships of up to $5,000 for those candidates chosen by the Williams Scholarship Committee. Criteria for Eligibility: (This is a need-based scholarship) Applicant must be a citizen of The United States Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or higher in their current year of study, regardless of the field of study Applicant must be a high school senior who is applying to a state-certified, post-secondary institution Applicant must be currently attending a high school within the boundaries of Allegheny & Beaver Counties. Burrell, Kiski & New Kensington-Arnold school districts in Westmoreland county All private, charter, and parochial senior students within the designated service areas are eligible In the case of non-traditional students (who are not graduating senior from a High School), the applicant must: Be a citizen of The United States Have graduated from high school with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 or higher or have a G.E.D (General Education Diploma) Must have attended a high school or received G.E.D. by an institution within the service area listed above Be applying to a state-certified, post-secondary institution For full details on eligibility and submission requirements, click here.
Updated Deadline: February 14th, 2022 David J Forgac Aviation Scholarship Fund was founded following the untimely passing of and in memory for David J. Forgac.  David was an avid pilot, A&P Mechanic and Aviation Instructor.  Being a father of two girls, he taught them the value of understanding mechanical theories both simple and complex and would take them for flying lessons every chance he got.  He was passionate about the industry and the valuable leadership and unique perspective that women bring to it.  David often asked his daughters a complex question “how do we get more girls/women interested in this industry?”.  Inspired by his desire to be part of the solution, we have created this Fund for girls/women pursuing an aviation related career. As this year is our 2nd year presenting awards, we will present a $1,000 Scholarship to two females who have been selected through the application process.  Attached is our application and additional information. Each applicant must provide a 500 word essay in response to one of the two options below: Option A) There has been an increased awareness of the value that women add to many male dominated fields.  How do you recommend we get more women involved in aviation? Option B) Aviation is currently a mostly male dominated field.  How did you find yourself in this program/field and what are the challenges that you worried about or worry you will need to overcome? How will you or did you overcome them?   Email the essay and application to: DJFASF2019@gmail.com no later than Feb 14th, 2022.  Awards will be announced on Feb. 22, 2022.