Aviation Scholarship

York College is committed to providing ten $2000 awards, per academic year, to students pursuing their B.S. in Aviation Management.

Aviation Management Scholarship Program

Each award includes a $1,750 award towards tuition, books, and fees as well as $250 towards flight familiarization instruction.
Faculty mentorship and industry internships are also built into the program.
These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four years based on academic progress.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • High school grade point average of 85 or higher
  • SAT scores of at least 1000 (old), or 1550 (new)
  • Submission of a 300 to 500 word essay
  • Must pass all parts of the CUNY Assessment Test on first attempt, or be exempt.

J. Foster Phillips Memorial Scholarship

$4000 per-year awards will be available to pay the education expenses of two students based on financial need.

Scholarship funds may be applied to tuition, fees, books and/or educational materials.

The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years based on academic progress.

There are two new awards each Fall semester.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals qualifying for admittance to the College and the program are selected by the Admissions Office in consultation with Financial Aid.
  • High school average of 78-83
  • Voluntary school or community service demonstrated.

Air Cargo Association Scholarship

A one-time $2,000 award for tuition support only, to students in either their junior or senior year of study at York College who are pursuing a B.S. degree in Aviation Management.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Junior at least 61 credits, Senior at least 94 credits)
  • Enrolled in or completed at least one of the Aviation Management courses offered by York College
  • Must be an air-cargo employee, or their child, spouse or sibling; or a passenger-airline employee, or their child, spouse or sibling.

Paul A. Whelan Aviation Scholarship

The Paul A. Whelan Scholarship Fund supports men and women pursuing a future in aviation and/or space-related fields.  The scholarship will provide opportunities to emerging aviation professionals to achieve their academic goals and contribute their talents to the aviation industry.

Scholarship Criteria 

REQUIRED

  1. U. S. Citizen
  2. Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
  3. Must be enrolled at a University Aviation Association member institution in an aviation or space-related major.  Community College, college and university applicants encouraged.
  4. 2.5 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in Aviation Major coursework
  5. Demonstrates a love of aviation.
  6. Demonstrates leadership.
  7. Demonstrates extracurricular involvement/community involvement 
PREFERRED
  1. FAA certification as a pilot or mechanic.
  2. Former military service or current military service via active duty, the ROTC, the Air National Guard or Reserves while in school.
  3. Membership in an aviation-related association or professional group such as the UAA.

AAAE Foundation Scholarship (AAAE)

Scholarship Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives Foundation (AAAE) 

Usual Deadline: March 31 each year

Amount(s) Awarded: (1-10) $1,000 scholarships – number of scholarships vary each year.

Scholarship Criteria: 

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an aviation/airport management program;
  • Must have reached a junior class level or higher;
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00/4.00 (or equivalent);
  • Selection based on scholastic achievement, financial need and extracurricular/community activities; and
  • Must submit transcripts.

Special Notes: Graduate students can apply. Each accredited college/university may submit one student’s application only. 

Only colleges/universities in the US can participate. No individual, separate applications are allowed.

AAAE Scholarship for Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E.)

Scholarship Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives Foundation (AAAE)

Contact: COTE
P.O. Box 2810
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Usual Deadline: March 31 each year
Amount(s) Awarded: $900 - $2,000

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Students are eligible to apply if they, their spouse, or one of their parents is an active A.A.E. Spouses and children of, as well as A.A.E.’s who are retired on disability pensions are also eligible, as are spouses and children of deceased A.A.E.’s who were in good standing at the time of disability or death.
  2. Must be enrolled or plan on enrolling full or part-time in a U.S. accredited college or university in a program of undergraduate or graduate study;
  3. Selection based on academic records, participation in school and community activities, work experience, a personal statement, and a recommendation from a school staff member.
  4. Financial need is considered only in determining the size of the award once recipients are chosen.

AAAE Scholarship for Native Americans (AAAE)

Scholarship Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives Foundation (AAAE)

Contact: COTE
P.O. Box 2810
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Usual Deadline: March 31 each year

Amount(s) Awarded: (1-10) $1,000 scholarships – number of scholarships vary each year.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled full-time in an aviation/airport management program;
  2. Must have reached a junior class level or higher;
  3. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00/4.00 (or equivalent);
  4. Selection based on scholastic achievement, financial need and extracurricular/community activities; and
  5. Must submit transcripts.
  6. Special Notes:

Graduate students can apply. Each accredited college/university may submit one student’s application only.
Only colleges/universities in the US can participate. No individual, separate applications are allowed.

Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship

NBAA and the family and friends of Lawrence Ginocchio will annually award $25,000 to five students ($5,000 per student) who are officially enrolled at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA)-member institutions Students must be undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A completed and signed application form must be accompanied by an official transcript, essay, resume and two letters of recommendation. See application form for details.

Applications must be received by NBAA on or before August 1.

UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship

NBAA annually awards $5,000 to five undergraduates (who receive $1,000 each) studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions (see list under the UAA Web site's "Colleges and Universities" link).

Applicants must be undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in an aviation-related two-year, four-year, or postgraduate degree program. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A completed and signed application form must be accompanied by an official transcript, essay, letter of recommendation and resume. See application form for details.

Applications must be received by NBAA on or before November 1

Airbus Leadership Grant

One (1) scholarship will be awarded to a student at the college level of sophomore year or above who is pursuing a degree in an aviation-related field, who has achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and who has exhibited leadership potential. All applicants should submit one 500-word essay which addresses their career aspirations and explains how they have exhibited leadership skills.

(Scholarship value $5000)

Airline Ground Schools, Inc - Dispatcher Training

Airline Ground Schools (AGS) will award one dispatcher training award leading to an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. AGS offers two options: a 13 weekend course in Cincinnati Ohio or a Distance Learning Course with a six day residency. No previous aviation experience required

(Scholarship value $2700)

American Airlines Veteran's Initiative Scholarship New for 2011

In honor of their service to our country, American Airlines will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship to a military veteran who is pursing aviation/aeronautical education or training. This award will be paid directly to the accredited flight school, institution or college. Candidates will be evaluated on achievements, teamwork, leadership skills, motivation and community service involvement. Please submit application according to WAI scholarship guidelines. Finalists will be interviewed at WAI conference unless on deployment.

In addition to WAI requirements applicant must:

  1. Have honorably served in the United States Armed Services and provide proof such as a DD form 214 or current military ID
  2. Include name and address for the accredited institution, flight or training center used.
  3. Be available for interview at the WAI conference or phone interview if deployed.

American Airlines has a long history of supporting our armed forces and veterans. With more than 60 percent of American's pilots and 10 percent of all American and American Eagle Airlines employees serving as active military or veterans, the company places a strong emphasis on its military and veteran's initiatives. American Airlines supports members of the military, veterans and their families in their communities, as well as when they travel, including special military airfares. American Airlines provides assistance to numerous non-profit organizations, and our employees engage in a wide variety of events and activities in support of our Military.

(Scholarship value $5000)

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