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Hodges University continues to create affiliations with flight schools in Florida and around the country. What does that mean for you?
Your lead instructor, James Williams, brings more than 45 years of expertise in aviation and management. A pilot in both the military and commercial aviation sectors, he was most recently a Captain for United Airlines. Before that, he served as a fighter pilot and a tanker pilot in the United States Air Force.
Don’t let funding your education keep you from achieving your dream of becoming a pilot! We’ve provided a list of third-party scholarship programs that may be able to help you cover the cost of college and are specifically for those pursuing education in the aviation industry.
Students are also encouraged to apply for financial aid to determine what other sources they are eligible to receive. To obtain federal, state, and institutional financial aid (including many scholarships), complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply for financial aid, you will need to create a Federal Student Aid ID or FSA ID at the FSAID website and submit the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov.
Don’t worry if Tuition Assistance or Financial Aid sounds confusing. Hodges’ Financial Aid Staff is here to assist you and will guide you through the process of funding your education. You can do this!
Application Deadline: 4/1/2022
Given by Wanda Peacock in memory of her late husband, Chuck Peacock. As the founder of the Aircraft Electronics Association, Peacock credited his aviation and business management skills as the cornerstones for his success in the industry. This scholarship is offered to recognize the importance of management skills and is available to a high school senior or college student who plans to attend or […] MoreApply For GRCF Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship
Application Deadline: 3/1/2022
To be eligible for the Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship, students must be United States citizens, enrolled full- or part-time at a college or university in the United States providing an accredited flight science curriculum. Applicants must be second-year students or above with a minimum 2.75 GPA pursuing studies in the field of professional pilot with an emphasis in general aviation, […] MoreApply For GRCF Joshua Esch Mitchell Aviation Scholarship
Application Deadline: 5/31/2022
The National Aviation Exploring Committee awards individual scholarships between $3,000 and $10,000 annually to aviation explorers pursuing a career in the aviation industry. The intent of these scholarships is to identify and reward those individuals who best exemplify the qualities that lead to success in the aviation industry. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship […] MoreApply For National Aviation Explorer Scholarships
Application Deadline: 12/25/2021
To be eligible for the Pioneers of Flight Scholarship, applicants must be undergraduate sophomores or juniors enrolled full-time, have a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation. Recipients will be notified by the end of April and all other applicants will be notified by mid-May. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s […] MoreApply For Pioneers of Flight Scholarship
Application Deadline: 6/25/2022
The Navigate Your Future Scholarship is offered to a high school graduate continuing his or her education in the aviation industry. Eligible applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate aviation-related program at an accredited college or university. Recipients will be notified by the end of July and all other applicants will be notified by mid-August.. For more information or to […] MoreApply For Navigate Your Future Scholarship
Application Deadline: 3/26/2022
The Navigate Your Future Scholarship is offered to a high school graduate continuing his or her education in the aviation industry. Eligible applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate aviation-related program at an accredited college or university. Recipients will be notified by the end of July and all other applicants will be notified by mid-August.. For more information or to […] MoreApply For Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship
Application Deadline: 3/2/2022
To be eligible for consideration for a Tailhook Educational Foundation scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former (U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Coast Guard) Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children/grandchildren of individuals who […] MoreApply For Tailhook Educational Foundation (TEF) Scholarships
The OBAP offers hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to be used for tuition for an aviation-related college program or further aviation-related training for aspiring aerospace professionals.Apply For Tailhook Educational Foundation (TEF) Scholarships
This organization that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) inclusion in aviation offers a variety of scholarships with different criteria. The scholarships are open to pilots of any sexual orientation or gender identity, but applicants must be a member of the NGPA and be able to show their support and advocacy for the LGBT community.Apply For Tailhook Educational Foundation (TEF) Scholarships
The 99s is an international society of women pilots that received its name in 1930 after the number of charter members in the group. The organization’s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund offers different scholarships:
The requirements for each of the scholarships vary, but applicants for the first three scholarships must have been a member of The 99s for at least one year as of January 1 of the scholarship year.Apply For The 99s Scholarship
The National Business Aviation Association Charities program awards more than $100,000 in tuition-reimbursement scholarships to students pursuing careers in business aviation and an almost equal amount of money to those who already have business aviation careers to pursue additional education or training.Apply For The NBAA Scholarship
Scholarships are not the only source of financial aid that is available to aviation students. There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work-study, and loans.
Financial Aid Programs that are available include:
For more information, visit Hodges U financial aid page.Learn about HU financial aid