Scholarship: Tommy Smith

Posted by Reina Cooke on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 02:15 PM
Tommy Smith started the Tommy Smith Scholarship because he remembers how hard it was to go to college, balance a part-time job, and have a social life during his college years. This scholarship is to show students that there are people who understand all that they have to do to get an education. The scholarship is worth $1000 and only requires a 500-word essay on a specific topic to apply. Please find all details below.


To be eligible for the Tommy Smith Scholarship you must meet the following criteria.

Be a high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university
Be a current college or university student.


To enter for a chance to receive the $1000 Tommy Smith Scholarship you will need to write an essay answering, “If you could start any business while in college or afterward what would it be and why”?

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019

Winner Selection
  1. Write your 500-word essay and submit the form by May 31, 2019.
  2. The Tommy Smith Scholarship committee will review all responses.
  3. A winner will be selected and contacted in June.
  4. Once the winner responds (within 2 weeks) the $1000 will be sent to the winner’s financial aid department.

Apply at

Any questions can be directed to Nancy Martin at

Topics: Scholarships, aviation management, flight science, Aviation Technical Operations

Scholarship: National Aircraft Finance Association

Posted by Tom Thinnes on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 @ 09:55 AM

The NAFA Corporate Aviation Business Scholarship was established to benefit university students seeking a business career in Corporate Aviation and, specifically, within the corporate aircraft Finance, Legal and Insurance community.

This Scholarship is offered by the National Aircraft Finance Association (“NAFA”), and the amount of Scholarship funds to be made available each year, and for any one Scholarship winner, shall be determined annually by the NAFA Board of Directors.

NAFA will accept applications from qualified applicants attending Colleges and Universities offering course work in Accounting, Business Marketing, Economics, and/or Finance, with a focus on Aviation Business/Management. All interested applicants must apply through their University’s Financial Aid office, and the University shall submit to NAFA, by no later than October 31st, a list of applicants meeting the NAFA Scholarship requirements. The NAFA Board shall approve all Scholarships to be awarded each year, and advise all Applicants through their University’s Financial Aid Office, by no later than November 30th.

NAFA is committed to providing Scholarships on an annual basis to worthy candidates. However, NAFA will be under no obligation to provide any Scholarships during any single calendar year.

Award: Scholarships awards are monetary and may be from $1,000 to $5,000 in value.

Qualifications: This award is available to Full-time, Undergraduate (Freshman through Senior) students (a minimum of 12 hours/semester) and Graduate Students. Students who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents are preferred. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (High School GPA for Freshman applicants).

Application submission: Eligible students must submit their applications to the WMU College of Aviation Recruitment and Outreach office.   The applications are due to the WMU College of Aviation by October 20, to allow time for the  completed applications to be submitted to NAFA by the October 31st deadline.

NAFA Scholarship Criteria-2017

NAFA Scholarship Application-2017

Topics: Scholarships, aviation management

International Society of Transport Aircraft (ISTAT) Foundation Scholarship

Posted by Tom Thinnes on Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

Deadline extended - May  7, 2017

The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2017 ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program. The ISTAT Foundation fosters interest and creates opportunities in the global aviation community by providing grants, scholarships, internships and humanitarian aid worldwide.

The ISTAT Foundation is actively engaged in helping university students develop potential careers in aviation by offering scholarship support. The ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program is administered by the Scholarship Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees. To learn more about the ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Program, please visit our website at

Candidates must be submitted by an institutional administrator or department head of the student's major field of study. Each university is invited to submit only one (1) candidate (unless requested otherwise). For institutions that have more than one aviation-related course/program, the institution can submit one candidate per course/program.

Candidates shall meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate (bachelors) studies or be enrolled in graduate (masters) or post graduate (doctoral) studies;
  • Students must hold an academic ranking within the top 25% (75 - 100%) (United States Grade Point Average requirement: 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale);
  • Need of financial support for university tuition-only fees;
  • Enrolled in one of the following programs: aviation finance, aviation law, aeronautical engineering, aviation management, aeronautical science, aviation computer science, aviation maintenance, airport management, air traffic control, or related field. At this time, we are not accepting applications from flight/pilot candidates;
  • Commitment to a career in aviation;
  • Involvement in extra-curricular/community activities indicating leadership qualities.
For the complete listing and to submit an application, please visit the ISTAT Foundation Scholarship Page.

Topics: Scholarships, aviation management

Scholarship: Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA)

Posted by Eric Epplett on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 09:31 AM

Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA)

The Wisconsin Airport Management Association offers two scholarship opportunities to students currently enrolled in an aviation degree field who are attending a Wisconsin college or university, a resident of the State of Wisconsin attending a college or university outside the State, or an active duty service member with an entrance point in Wisconsin at the time the award is made. 

Scholarship applications can be completed online at Applications including all required materials must be submitted online by March 20, 2015 at 5 pm


Topics: Scholarships, Aviation, Aviation Opportunities, aviation management

Scholarship: Women in Corporate Aviation (Deadline Extended)

Posted by Scott Warner on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 08:43 AM
Women in Corporate Aviation Announces 2014 Spring Scholarships 
SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. – November 19, 2013 – Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA), the premier non-profit mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation, has announced its 2014 Spring Scholarships, which will be presented during the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, FL on March 8, 2014. WCA members may apply by January 19, 2014 as we have extended the deadline from January 5.

The following four WCA Spring Scholarship total $7,250:

1. Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship ($2,000) - For any WCA member pursuing professional development or career advancement to be used toward specific corporate aviation education (not general business course work). Suggestions include: Flight training, dispatcher training, maintenance training, flight attendant training and upgrades in aviation education. Pilots: please submit copies of pilot licenses, medical and logbook pages with your application.

2. Women in Corporate Aviation International Career Scholarship ($2000) – For any non-U.S. based WCA member pursuing professional development or career advancement to be used toward specific corporate aviation education (not general business course work). 

3. Dassault Falcon WCA Scholarship ($1,000) – For any WCA member pursuing an aviation-related undergraduate or graduate degree. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, fluent in English and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in current year. 

4. USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Scholarship ($2,250) - For any WCA member pursuing education within the USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Program. Scholarship covers the cost of tuition of any course. Who should apply: safety managers, training, flight department and maintenance managers and supervisors, pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers and schedulers. 

Scholarship rules:
· Applicants must be WCA members, with dues paid in the last year, and logged into 
 to view scholarship application.
· Scholarship will not be awarded to previous winners of WCA scholarships.
· Annual membership dues are $40 for individuals and $25 for students.
· Applications must include: 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation and certificates, transcripts, and resumes, as applicable.

For additional rules and to apply for a WCA scholarship, visit 

Click here to join or renew your WCA membership: 

For questions not addressed on the WCA website, email

About Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) - WCA is a premier 501(C)(3) non-profit premier mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation. Providing networking, mentoring, scholarships, and educational opportunities for current and future corporate/business aviation professionals, WCA offers individual and corporate memberships. 

Topics: Scholarships, Aviation, aviation management, Corporate Aviation

NAFA Scholarship - Due November 8, 2013

Posted by Eric Epplett on Fri, Nov 01, 2013 @ 01:09 PM

The National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) Corporate Aviation
Business Scholarship has been established to benefit university
students seeking a business career in Corporate Aviation,
specifically, within the corporate aircraft Finance, Legal and
Insurance community.  I am pleased to advise you that your
institution has again been selected to participate in this
prestigious scholarship program.
Attached is a formal letter explaining the NAFA Scholarship program,
along with the application requirements and the application form.
Commencing this year, the NAFA scholarship application and award
timeline has been moved to the Fall.  Accordingly, please note the following:

All institutions whose students are eligible to
participate must submit their scholarship applications to NAFA by no
later than November 8.

The NAFA Scholarship Committee hopes to have all awards
finalized by no later than November 30.
All NAFA Scholarship applications must be submitted to
NAFA by the college/university, and not the student.  Applications
submitted directly by students will NOT be accepted.  Applications can be found at  Please return all application materials to Scott Warner at 

Topics: Scholarships, Aviation Opportunities, aviation management

Scholarship: MAAE - Robert Peckham Academic Scholarship

Posted by Scott Warner on Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 04:12 PM

Quick Overview: $1,000 scholarship for a full-time student who is actively pursuing an associate or baccalaureate level degree in aviation management.






Topics: Scholarships, Aviation, Aviation Opportunities, aviation management, Relevant Industry News

Scholarship: NATA - Navigate Your Future Scholarship

Posted by Scott Warner on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 12:46 PM
The Navigate Your Future Scholarship is offered to a high school graduate continuing his or her education in the aviation industry. By making scholarships available, NATF's goal is to foster and promote careers in the general aviation industry.


The Navigate Your Future Scholarship applicant must:

  • Be a senior in high school planning a career in the general aviation field.
  • Be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university.
  • Submit the letter of acceptance from the college or university.
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation


The Navigate Your Future Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is to be used for one year of full-time undergraduate study. One award will be granted each year.
Interested students must complete an application and submit it along with an original certified high school transcript showing rank in graduating class, a letter of recommendation, a personal statement discussing career goals in general aviation, education plan, flight training goals and two or more reasons why you should be chosen for this scholarship. Application packets should be received by NATF NO LATER than the last Friday in JUNE.
All information received becomes the property of NATF, is considered confidential, and is reviewed only by the screening committee and NATF officials.

Selection of Recipients

Recipients are selected by the scholarship selection committee on the basis of academic record, recommendation letter and a statement of educational and career goals. Recipients are selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin. Recipients will be notified in writing by the end of July and all other applicants will be notified in writing by mid-August.
Our scholarship recipients are announced to the public in issues of general aviation publications such as our Aviation Business Journal and also featured on our Web site.

Payment of Scholarships

The Navigate Your Future Scholarship checks will be made payable jointly to the recipient and their college/university (and must be endorsed by both). The scholarship checks will be mailed to the recipient's address stipulated on the scholarship acknowledgement form.


Recipients are required to supply copies of pertinent records and to notify NATF of any changes of address, school enrollment or other relevant information. Except as described here, no obligation is assumed by NATF, members of its scholarship selection committee or the National Air Transportation Association. Tax liability, if any, will be the sole responsibility of the recipient.


NATF reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship and to make changes at any time, including termination, of the scholarship program. Previously approved scholarships will not be affected by subsequent changes to the program.

Additional Information

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Navigate Your Future Scholarship
National Air Transportation Foundation
4226 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

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Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Aviation Scholarships

Posted by Scott Warner on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

Overview & Forms:



OBAP is proud to announce the following scholarship opportunities.
Click on a link below to view more information and to apply.

Unless otherwise stated, the application deadline for all scholarships is May 24, 2013.


Topics: Scholarships, Aviation, Aviation Opportunities, aviation management, aviation maintenance, Flight Schools, aviation schools, aviation training, Research, pilot training, Relevant Industry News


Posted by Scott Warner on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 @ 08:49 AM

Candidate Eligibility and Application Requirements are as follows:


  1. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior or senior, (and have completed one full year of school at the time of application) currently enrolled in a two or four-year Aviation Flight, Maintenance or Management curriculum with plans to earn a degree or certificate leading to a career in the field of aviation.
  3. Applicant must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.25 (on a 4.0 system) at the time of application.
  4. The completed application shall be accompanied by the following items:
  5. A letter of recommendation from a member of the Aviation Department Faculty at the institution in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
  6. A current resume.
  7. Official transcripts from applicant’s current and prior colleges or universities.
  8. A 250 word essay describing the applicant’s aviation background, current aviation status and future aviation goals.
  9. Photocopies of all FAA ratings / certificates held. (If applicable)
  10. Completed application package must be postmarked no later than the Last Friday in March to be considered for the scholarship.
  11. Checks will be made payable directly to the recipient’s school in the name of the recipient.
  12. Previous recipients are not eligible.



Scholarship applicants will be interviewed by representatives of the FPM Foundation in the month of May at the Oakland Pontiac Airport.  Announcement of scholarship awards will be made shortly thereafter.

Presentation of the Scholarship awards will be made at the conclusion of the annual FPM Foundation Golf Outing & Fundraiser held at the Bay Pointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield, Michigan.  Recipient participation is requested but not required.

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