Flight Training Financing and Scholarships

Aviation financing and scholarships are available for students, pilots, and aviation business professionals.

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Pilot Finance, Inc. – Pilot Finance’s easy, affordable programs are for part-time training. It is available at most flight schools nationwide.

AOPA Financing  – AOPA offers financing for training that is affordable, flexible, and easy. You can fill out an online application and be approved in one business day.

AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Program – In an effort to support outstanding student pilots, the AOPA Foundation awarded 25 scholarships in 2015.

HFI Scholarships – Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s vertical aviation industry.

Whirly-Girls Scholarships – Whirly-Girls International is a non-profit, educational and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Scholarships – EAA’s scholarship program encourages, recognizes and supports excellence among those studying the technologies and the skills of aviation.

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Scholarships – The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF), the research and educational arm of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), offers several categories of scholarships.

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Scholarships – The NBAA Charities scholarship program offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation.

Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots Scholarships – The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support.

National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) Scholarships – The NGPA Education Fund (NGPA-EF) provides scholarships to aspiring aviators with the desire to develop professional aviation skills and ratings beyond the private pilot certificate, and who have demonstrated community involvement, including support of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.