The Career Eagles Initiative, a partnership with the Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies, the Knowlton Foundation, Youth Aviation Adventure, and the Experimental Aircraft Association, will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a baccalaureate degree program in aviation with the intent to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Applicants must be in good standing as a senior in high school and be applying to a regionally accredited college or university, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school and must be used within 12 months of the award.
In addition to all WAI requirements, applicants must include an official high school transcript and a detailed essay (500-1,000 words, typed and double-spaced) that addresses the following topics:
- What has inspired you to pursue a career as a professional pilot? (If you participated in a youth aviation outreach organization, please mention it.)
- What has been your greatest life challenge and how has it enriched you?
- Why are you the most qualified candidate for the Career Eagles Flight Education Scholarship?
In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, Career Eagles will cover the cost of registration to the conference for the scholarship winner.