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. 

Learn more about how you can support NGPA's scholarship program below!

Create a Memorial

Many families consider a scholarship to be a fantastic way to honor a family member’s legacy, and a fitting memorial of a loved one who has passed.  We list two special ones below. 

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

Steven Moore Memorial Advocacy Scholarship is given to an NGPA member who, true to the scholarship name, serves as a great advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Steven Moore served as 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.  He died in an aircraft accident near his home in 2014.  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  Memorial Scholarship is given to the rare recipient who, in the eyes of our evaluators, serves as an exemplary model of citizenship to the LGBTQ+ community, their local community, their nation, and their world.   

David was born in Morocco on 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.   He served as the First Officer on American Airlines Flight 77 on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon.   

To learn more and/or to get started on setting up a named memorial scholarship, click here or contact NGPA's operations team.