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

Our 2022 application window has CLOSED.

Winners will be selected and notified in October.

 

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The cost of education and training is one of the most challenging barriers to entry for those interested in aviation as a career. 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 journey. 

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NGPA has two named scholarships, given to honor the legacies of members David Charlebois and Steven Moore. 

Steven Moore was Executive Director of the NGPA and the NGPA Education Fund from 2012 to 2014.  Steven brought leadership and vision to the NGPA and built a foundation for the success of what NGPA has become today. He demonstrated courage as an openly gay man and pilot, and he embraced everyone for who they were.  Steven’s passion for the NGPA scholarship program has led to many NGPA members indicating their wish to honor his memory with a dedicated scholarship fund. To date, we have received more than $50,000 in funds and pledged gifts for the Steven Moore Scholarship.  

David M. Charlebois was First Officer on American Airlines Flight 77 on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon.  David was born in Morocco August 29, 1962.  During his childhood, David lived with his family in Paris, France, and Arlington, Virginia.  He resided in Washington, D.C. until his death.  A graduate of Yorktown High School, Class of 1980, David attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, graduating in 1984.  He worked as a corporate pilot for several companies in North Carolina, then in 1988 continued his career as an airline pilot with U.S. Airways and then with American Airlines.  

Learn more about the NGPA Memorial Scholarships.

 


Your generous donation, in cash or in-kind, can make a profound impact on helping an aspiring LGBTQ aviator fulfill their dreams.   

One of the most popular ways to support NGPA Scholarships is through the silent and live auction events, held each year at both the Winter Warm-Up and Cape Cod Classic. Donate vintage aviation paraphernalia, round-trip tickets, or a week in your vacation home–we’ve seen it all! Your contribution will help continue to make a difference in the lives of our student pilots by donating today. 

You can also donate online to the scholarship fund by following the link below: 

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NGPA is a registered United States 501(c)(3) organization and as such all monetary donations to the scholarship program are tax-deductible. Be a part of history today and consider a gift to support the next student working toward their dream to be in the sky! 

Learn more about NGPA Support Scholarships.

 


The cost of education and training is one of the most challenging barriers to entry for those interested in aviation as a career. 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 journey. 

Check out all of the previous recipients of NGPA scholarships!