By Kyle Garrett
When it comes to higher education and career training, one of the universal issues is funding–no matter your goal, there are costs associated. Flight training is no different. Fortunately, there is a pretty good chance you can help ensure completion of your flight training with the help of one of the best forms of financial aid–flight training scholarships.
In our new article Flight Training Scholarships: Three Things to Know, we talk about several places you can search to find flight training scholarships, such as aviation organizations like WAI. The following is just a sample, click through to read the whole article:
If you’re seeking a four-year or two-year degree, you may find that some conventional scholarships will cover your flight training. This is dependent on your school and how they handle their flight training, but you might find some success. At the very least, you may find that with the school fees paid you’ve got more money to devote to flight training. Usually these funds will come via your school’s financial aid department and are contingent on filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is done annually and most funds are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. It’s a relatively painless process and all you’ve got to lose is a little time.
The important takeaway when it comes to scholarships is they only come to those who are willing to invest the time. You will have to put in the time and effort to make sure you are qualified; often this is no more than a simple application, but some times an essay or other work is required. You may find it is helpful, once you’ve located scholarships and applied, to keep a copy of all the materials in order to speed up the next application. The bottom line with flight training scholarships is to apply to as many as you are qualified for and let the money add up, after all every little bit helps…read more >>