Celebrating 25 years of scholarship opportunities 

Since 1998, NGPA is proud to have awarded more than $1,700,000 in scholarships to aspiring aviators and aerospace professionals, helping them become safe, qualified members of the worldwide aviation community.   

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Apply for NGPA Scholarships HeaderNGPA members who wish to make a career in the aerospace industry, or who work elsewhere and wish to increase the margin of safety and fun in General Aviation, are invited to apply to the 2024 NGPA Scholarship Cycle, now open at the link below. 

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Filling out your opportunity profile is your first step in the application process.  Those with competitive Opportunity Profiles will be selected to continue the application process after the opportunity profile completion window closes. 

Click here for more info on preparing to apply.

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 Supporting Scholarships.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

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!

All around you, NGPA Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC) members work quietly as stewards to one of NGPA’s most precious assets – its scholarship and opportunity program.   

SSC seeks detail-oriented members to help evaluate application packages and objectively score them based on how well the applicant embodies NGPA’s mission and priorities. Together we hope to build a gold standard among scholarship programs within our industry.  

Learn more about volunteering for the NGPA Scholarship Committee.

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Good mentorship is vital to anyone on any career path – aviation included!  It is a fulfilling way to give back to those who are following in our footsteps.  This is why NGPA launched the ASCEND mentorship program to match NGPA members in a helpful mentor-mentee relationship.  

To learn more about the ASCEND mentorship program and how to participate as a mentor (or mentee!), click here