The High Flight Aviation Scholarship was founded in memory of aviation legend Ed Bowlin. Prior to his passing, Ed and his wife, Connie, were known for helping people achieve their flying goals. This scholarship is intended to make a difference in someone's life (student or non-student) who is pursuing their aviation dream. Funds may be used toward obtaining a private pilot certificate or other ratings.
Applicants should provide an essay with clear, concise examples of how they have achieved their career aspirations in academic, work, and personal life. Applicants must submit a training plan outlining where and how the funds will be spent. Student applicants must have an average GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations, and dedication, and will be interviewed by one or more panel members of this scholarship by phone.
Special consideration will be given to applicants who are involved with organizations such as an EAA chapter, Candler Field Youth Program, Civil Air Patrol, or similar. The recipient will be required to remain engaged with panel members of this scholarship providing periodic reports on progress.