AOPA Flight Training ScholarshipsScholarships

In an effort to support outstanding student pilots, the AOPA Foundation and the You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative will award scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, in 2017.

High School Flight Training Scholarships Program

Twenty teens will get closer to their dream of earning their wings thanks to AOPA’s You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship program.  AOPA will award $100,000 in flight training scholarships to 20 current high school students who are truly passionate about pursuing a pilot’s certificate. The winners will each receive $5,000 toward flight training.

AOPA Foundation Flight Training Scholarships

The AOPA Foundation supports passionate aviators and will award various scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, in 2017. The minimum age to apply for the AOPA Foundation scholarships is 16 and there is no maximum age. Applicants must hold a student pilot certificate to apply for these scholarships.

Applications opened March 1, 2017


Application Deadline May 19, 2017
Number of scholarships 20 scholarships awarded at $5,000 each
AOPA Membership Required? No
Age Eligibility 15-18
Purpose Flight training
Questions [email protected]



Application Deadline May 31, 2017
Number of scholarships Multiple ranging from $2,500 to $5,000
AOPA Membership Required? Yes, click for details
Age Eligibility 16 and up
Purpose Flight training
Questions [email protected]

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All Flight Training Scholarships are made possible by AOPA Foundation donors.

View 2016 Scholarship Winners