2017 High Flight Scholarship       

Application Requirements
The High Flight Scholarship Program is looking for applicants who are aviation enthusiasts, seeking to further their aviation passion, whether that is learning to fly, going on to achieve an advanced rating, becoming an Air Traffic Controller, mechanic or aeronautical engineer. You must be 17 years or older to apply. We believe you are never too old to learn how to fly. All pilots are kids at heart! As long as you can receive a medical certificate, you are eligible for a High Flight Scholarship.  Young adults aspiring for an aviation career should demonstrate a high degree of initiative to achieve an aviation career, along with a degree of scholastic achievement with an acceptable grade point average.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who are involved with one of the following: an EAA Chapter, Candler Field Youth Program, Civil Air Patrol, or a similar organization.

All scholarship applications must be signed and postmarked by the published closing dates.  Application materials should be mailed to P.O. Box 1792 Griffin, GA 30223, or submitted in PDF form via email to   insert email address.  If sending via US Mail; For each scholarship include 3 stapled completed application sets (One Original/Two Copies)
Scholarship recipients will be announced on the date published for the respective scholarship.

Applications should include the following:

  • Completed High Flight Scholarship Application Form
  • Typed essay (minimum 500 words) describing:
  1. Your aviation goals
  2. What you have done to achieve your goals
  3. How the scholarship will help you achieve your aviation goals and your current financial need
  4. educational/work scholarships, awards and honors
  5. previous flight training and how it was financed
  6. Where you plan to receive the training, including hourly rates for aircraft, instructors, simulators, and other  relevant costs  
  7. Any demonstrated involvement in aviation activities
  8. Any other information you feel the panel should know about you
  • Two letters of recommendation  (Original Copies-maximum 2 pages)
  • Resume
  • A training plan outlining where/how the funds will be spent
  • Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)
  • Recipient ongoing responsibilities and benchmarks:
  1. Applicant will be interview by phone, or in person by a member of the review board.
  2. Remain engaged with panel members providing periodic reports on progress