AOPA is accepting applications for three scholarship programs that will help fund flight training. Two of the scholarships help student pilots earn their private pilot certificate, and the third program helps current pilots who are working toward an advanced certificate or rating. The deadline is May 2 for all of the programs. Twenty scholarships of $5,000 each will help high school students, ages 15 to 18, to pay for an initial pilot certificate. Sport, private or recreational certificates all are eligible. A number of Primary Certification Scholarships also will be awarded, providing $2,500 to $7,500 for applicants age 16 and up, who are AOPA members.
The Advanced Rating Scholarships, new this year, will provide $3,000 to $10,000 to help fund advanced training for AOPA members working toward an instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate, flight instructor certificate, instrument flight instructor certificate or multiengine flight instructor certificate. The winners will be announced in early June. Application details are posted online.