NGPA is proud to have given away over $750,000 in scholarships to aspiring aviators to help them become safer, more qualified members of the worldwide aviation community.

About Scholarships

The cost of education and training is one of the most challenging barriers to entry for those interested in a career in aviation. Whether it's getting a private pilot's license, an advanced certificate or rating, or even an A&P license or float plane endorsement, NGPA scholarships provide a stepping stone for aspiring individuals at a crucial point in their education.



Where do I apply for scholarships?

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Can non-NGPA members receive a scholarship?

No. You must be a member of NGPA to receive a scholarship award. To become a member of NGPA, visit our website. Student memberships begin at $20.

What are the scholarship requirements?

Each scholarship has a different set of requirements. When you visit our scholarships’ webpage, you can click on each scholarship and review the requirement before you begin applying.

I am looking for additional financial assistance beyond scholarships, can you help me with that?

Unfortunately, NGPA cannot provide additional financial assistance outside of our scholarship program. We encourage you to apply for a scholarship that most matches your qualifications and type of training you are pursuing.

I am not a U.S. citizen (or I don’t live in the U.S.), can I still apply?

Yes! However, not all our scholarships are eligible to non-U.S. citizens. Our industry sponsored scholarships (e.g., “United Airlines” or “Solairus” Advanced Flight Training Scholarship) require that you have authorization to work in the U.S. to receive the scholarship. Any scholarship sponsored by the NGPA alone is open to everyone regardless of where you live or learn to fly.

There is one exception this year: the Epic Flight Academy Aircraft Mechanic Full Program scholarship is open to non-U.S. citizens. Training, however, takes place in the U.S.  

Can you help me with my application?

Unfortunately no one from the scholarship team can assist with the application. If you have a specific question about the application that is not answered here, we may be able to provide an answer. Otherwise, you will need to seek help from others within NGPA or elsewhere.

I am new to aviation and want to work on my private pilot license. Where do I begin and how do I qualify for a scholarship?

The first place to start is by getting your student pilot certificate and your medical certificate (these may have different names and requirements in different countries.) Our Private Pilot Scholarships require that you have your medical and student pilot certificate to qualify for the scholarship. For more information, see the FAA’s website:

I want to begin my private pilot training, but your private pilot scholarship requires 10 hours of flight time. I don’t any flight time logged, are there any scholarship opportunities for me?

You can still apply! The Flex Air and Piedmont Private Pilot training scholarship is a full course program that does not require any flight time. Additionally, the Steven Moore Advocacy Scholarship is open to all applicants regardless of training progress.

How many scholarships can I apply for?

You can only apply for 2 scholarships and receive up to one award. If you apply to more than 2, you must let us know which two scholarships you would like us to consider so we can remove any other scholarships from the review process. If we see more than 2 applications from an individual, we may be forced to disqualify all applications from consideration.

I do not identify as LGBTQIA+, can I still apply and receive a scholarship?

Yes! Everyone is eligible to receive a scholarship regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or status. We do look for involvement in or ways in which you have given back to the LGBTQIA+ community.

When will scholarships be distributed and announced? 

Expect scholarships to be distributed and announced in late November or early December of this year. This gives our volunteer scholarship committee time to accurately review applications. 

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Additional questions may be sent to [email protected].