King Air First Officer Financial Assistance Opportunity

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King Air First Officer Financial Assistance Opportunity
Scholarship Program
Our company provides three scholarships per year of $2,000 usd for qualified applicants.  The award will be used for flight training, ground instruction, and one month of housing costs if needed.
The three scholarships consist of the following categories:
Private Pilot 
This award is for a individual having no flight time and/or aviation training.  Determination of qualified applicants will be based upon the following:
o  Be enrolled, or plan to be enrolled, for full-time study in an accredited school (community college, four year college, university, technical, etc.).  A GPA of 3.0 or higher, and minimum age of 16 years old is required to apply.
o  Have demonstrated or expressed a genuine interest in a career in aviation.  Provide examples of membership in aviation clubs, activities, or involvement in professional aviation organizations.
 Instrument Pilot
o  Be enrolled, or plan to be enrolled, for full-time study in an accredited school (community college, four year college, university, technical, etc.).  A GPA of 3.0 or higher, and minimum age of 16 years old is required to apply.
o  Have completed the Private Pilot Rating.
o  Provide letters of recommendation from Flight Schools, Certified Flight Instructors that have provided instruction leading to the Private Pilot Rating
o  Provide copies of flight log books showing flight experience.
Professional Pilot
o  Be enrolled, or plan to be enrolled, for full-time study in an accredited school (community college, four year college, university, technical, etc.).  A GPA of 3.0 or higher, and minimum age of 16 years old is required to apply.
o  Have completed the Private Pilot Rating, and Instrument Pilot Rating.
o  Provide letters of recommendation from Flight Schools, and Certified Flight Instructors that have provided instruction leading to the Private Pilot and/or Instrument Rating.
o  Provide copies of flight log books showing flight experience.

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We offer a total of three scholarships per year, one scholarship for each category of training.  Since the training dates for each of these categories will vary depending upon the schedule of the applicants selected, we will accept applications at any time during the year.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on the applicant’s Scholarship Entry Form and Essay:  Interest in becoming a professional pilot and/or pursuing a career in aviation;  extra-curricular activities;  recommendations of teachers, flight instructors, and/or other references provided by the applicant;  and academic record.  The top five (5) candidates may be called for a personal interview via Skype or Facetime when the next scholarship comes available.
Application Process
1.  Prepare a 500 word essay regarding your desire to pursue a career in aviation, and the steps that you have taken to reach this goal.
2.  Provide certified copies of all high school, technical, trade, vocational, and/or colleges attended.  Be sure that all grades are reflected along with the GPA (Grade Point Average).
3.  Three letters of recommendations from people you know you well.
4.  Please submit your interest at:  www.aviationschoolsonline.com
Please advise which scholarship your application is for as well as your contact information.
Notices
The award of this scholarship does not cover the costs of obtaining TSA approval and/or obtaining a student visa if you are a not a citizen of the United States.  These expenses must be paid before the scholarship can be used.
Successful applicants have three months (3) to use the scholarship from the date of the award.  If the scholarship is not used within the three months after it is awarded the scholarship shall be forfeited and given to the next successful applicant.

Privacy Policy

All information collected from applicants will be retained for one year, and will ONLY be used to determine eligibility for scholarships.  No information will be released and/or shared with any other entities.  Any student information can only be shared if students give their permission and for the purpose of awarding scholarships.  No students will be automatically enrolled to receive extraneous emails and/or solicitations of any sort.  Students will only receive further communication regarding their individual application, and no information will be shared for email distribution lists.

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