Flight School Scholarships

Scholarships can help offset the cost of training to become a professional helicopter pilot.
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) during a flight lesson

What scholarships are available to flight school students?

Use this page to learn about available flight school scholarships and how to apply. We update our list of available flight training scholarships regularly for our students and prospective students. If you are an organization or foundation with an available scholarship that isn’t listed, please feel free to contact us. Some groups, such as female pilot students, may qualify for additional scholarships.

Marius Ivascu Aviation Foundation Scholarship

  • The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
    30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203
    Montgomery, NY 12549
  • (845) 769-9393
  • Application deadline:
    May 1st
  • Amount awarded:
    (2) $1,000 scholarship annually

The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarships

  • Cheryl Homer Wilson, Executive Director
  • (800) 388-1647
  • Approximate application deadline:
    February 28
  • Amount(s) awarded:
    (3) $3,500-$6,000

Harold S. Wood Scholarship

  • Katie Prybyl, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
    1400 K Street, NW
    Suite 801
    Washington, DC 20005
  • kprybyl@gama.aero
  • (202) 393-1500
  • Approximate application deadline:
  • Amount(s) awarded:
    (1) $500 scholarship awarded annually

Whirly Girls Helicopter Add-on Flight Training Scholarship

  • VP Scholarships
  • WGVPscholarships@whirlygirls.org
  • Application deadline:

General Aviation Scholarships

There are many more scholarships available to general aviation students as well as other special interest groups. Here are a few of the scholarships available: