Scholarships

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The NBAA Charities scholarship program, generously supported by NBAA Member donors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation, including pilots, maintenance professionals, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians.

Individuals who have received NBAA Charities scholarships have gone on to even more successful careers in business aviation. “It’s very rewarding to see where these professionals have started and where they are today,” says NBAA Director, Professional Development Jay Evans, who coordinates the scholarships. “Helping one another in this industry is what a career in business aviation is all about.”

Take advantage of these offerings to ascend in your aviation career; apply for an NBAA Charities scholarship today.

View Scholarships for Students      |      View Scholarships for Professionals

Upcoming Application Deadlines

The following scholarship programs have upcoming application deadlines. This page is updated regularly as new applications become available.

July 31, 2016
Jake Cartwright Leadership Scholarship
Aug. 1, 2016
Al Conklin and Bill de Decker Business Aviation Management Scholarship
Aug. 1, 2016
William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship
Aug. 1, 2016
Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship
Aug. 1, 2016
Eddie Queen Business Aviation Management Scholarship
Aug. 1, 2016
Certified Aviation Manager Scholarship
Oct. 7, 2016
Schedulers & Dispatchers Monetary Scholarship
Oct. 7, 2016
Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship

Scholarships for Students

NBAA Charities currently offers the following scholarships to highly qualified students studying aviation-related curricula at institutions of higher learning.

Al Conklin and Bill de Decker Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Application Deadline:
August 1, 2016
Target Candidate:
Full-time undergraduate enrolled or accepted into an aviation management program at an NBAA/UAA member school; rising sophomore or higher standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Award Amount:
$5,000 for educational costs

William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship

Application Deadline:
August 1, 2016
Target Candidate:
One student enrolled in A&P Part 147 program; one student accepted but not enrolled in A&P program
Award Amount:
Two awards of $2,500 for educational costs

Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship

Application Deadline:
August 1, 2016
Target Candidate:
Undergraduate aviation students who demonstrate honesty, integrity and selflessness.
Award Amount:
Five awards of $4,500 for educational costs

Eddie Queen Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Application Deadline:
August 1, 2016
Target Candidate:
Undergraduate student pursuing a career in business aviation management at an NBAA/UAA institution who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to customer service.
Award Amount:
$2,500 for educational costs

UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

Target Candidate:
Undergraduate
Target Area Within
Business Aviation:
Studies in aviation-related curricula at NBAA/UAA institutions
Total Scholarship Award:
Five awards of $1,000 for educational costs
Application Deadline:
Typically November
Notification/Award Period:
Awarded each spring
U.S. Citizenship/Permanent
Resident Status Required?
Yes
Candidate Requirements:
Full-time undergraduate enrollment in an aviation-related program at an NBAA/UAA member institution; sophomore or higher standing; minimum GPA of 3.0

Scholarships for Working Professionals

In addition to offering scholarships for students, NBAA Charities also offers several monetary and training scholarships to promote professionalism and career advancement for aviation professionals such as flight department managers, pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians. These scholarships are administered by NBAA standing committees and would not be possible without the generous financial support of NBAA Member donors.

Certified Aviation Manager Scholarship

Application Deadline:
August 1, 2016
Target Candidate:
Current Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs) seeking to renew their CAM credential, or qualified CAM exam candidates wishing to pursue certification
Award Amount:
For current CAMs, $300 to cover the cost of renewing the credential; for CAM candidates, $1,225 to cover the cost of the exam application, the CAM Study Guide and the CAM exam registration fee

Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Nov. 20, 2015
Target Candidate:
Aviation managers who are also qualified CAM exam candidates in pursuit of their CAM certification
Award Amount:
$1,225 to cover CAM application fee, CAM Study Guide, exam registration fee and Leadership Conference registration

Jake Cartwright Leadership Scholarship

Application Deadline:
July 31, 2016
Target Candidate:
Aviation managers who are also qualified CAM exam candidates in pursuit of their CAM certification
Award Amount:
$1,225 to cover CAM application fee, CAM Study Guide, exam registration fee and NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition registration.

Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship

Application Deadline:
March 16, 2016
Target Candidate:
Current or aspiring business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians
Award Amount:
Monetary and training from one of 21 education and training providers. Review the application.

Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline:
March 20, 2016
Target Candidate:
Current or aspiring business aviation maintenance technicians and military personnel transitioning to business aviation
Award Amount:
Two Falcon Jet aircraft initial maintenance courses, plus travel expenses

International Operators Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Nov. 30, 2015
Target Candidate:
Individuals entering the business aviation industry or current aviation professionals seeking to expand their career in international operations
Award Amount:
Educational or training costs up to $9,000

Leadership Conference Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Nov. 30, 2015
Target Candidate:
Aviation professionals and students interested in attending the annual NBAA Leadership Conference for education about flight department management
Award Amount:
Complimentary Leadership Conference registration, plus $850 to cover related expenses

Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS)

Application Deadline:
Feb. 26, 2016
Target Candidate:
Current or aspiring business aviation maintenance technicians
Award Amount:
One of 63 courses dotated by 19 education and training providers. Review the application.

Dale "Potsy" McBurney Aviation Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Feb. 1, 2016
Target Candidate:
Current or aspiring business aviation professionals
Award Amount:
Funds of up to $3,500 to be used for professional/educational training

Schedulers & Dispatchers Monetary Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Oct. 7, 2016
Target Candidate:
Current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers
Award Amount:
Educational costs up to $10,000 for continuing scheduler/dispatcher education or training

Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship

Application Deadline:
Oct. 7, 2016
Target Candidate:
Current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers
Award Amount:
Training from one of 15 education and training providers. Review the application.

For More Information

NBAA Charities is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, and all donations made to NBAA Charities are tax deductible. Companies wishing to donate funds or training awards in support of scholarships may make donations by check payable to “NBAA Charities” and sent to NBAA Charities, 1200 G St. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005. Note the name of the specific scholarship in the check "remarks" field. All monetary donations to NBAA Charities will include a 10-percent administrative fee.

For more information, click on the links above to individual scholarship pages, or direct questions to NBAA's Tyler Austin at (202) 783-9267 or scholarships@nbaa.org.