Published by EGE internship Thursday, February 22, 2018

Museum of Flight offers new scholarships opportunities

Deadline to apply is March 30

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:32am
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For the Reporter

The Museum of Flight’s Boeing Academy for STEM Learning is awarding scholarships in pilot flight training and college education for high school students.

College scholarships are available for up to $29,500 annually for four years, and flight training scholarships amount up to $10,000.

“Thanks to the establishment of some new endowments, we are now able to offer financial assistance to our museum students to help them realize their dreams of aviation and STEM careers,” said Reba Gilman, the museum’s vice president of education.

Scholarships are open to students who have participated in museum-supported programs supported. Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 30, or hand-delivered by April 2. Complete details and applications are available on the Museum’s website. Questions may be emailed to scholarships@museumofflight.org

In addition to the flight training and college scholarships, $1,000 education awards are also available to high school seniors who have participated in one or more educational programs at the Museum’s Boeing Academy for STEM Learning.

Post-secondary aviation education scholarships

The museum is offering scholarship opportunities for high school seniors planning to attend a college or university in science, engineering or mathematics related to the field of aviation or aerospace. At a minimum, one student will receive a four-year university scholarship of up to $29,500 annually for four years, and one student will receive a partial four-year scholarship of $4,500 annually for four years. More than one partial scholarship might be awarded.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the state of Washington, and have participated in programs supported by The Museum of Flight, for example, Western Aerospace Scholars, Museum Apprentice Program, Private Pilot Ground School, Aeronautical Science Pathway, Raisbeck Aviation High School and/or other programs sponsored by the Museum.

Flight training scholarships

Flight training scholarships will be offered for high school students aged 16 or older who want to earn their private pilot license, and for people who have earned their private pilot license and wish to earn additional pilot ratings. Up to three high school students will receive up to $10,000 each for flight instruction to the level of “Single Engine Land,” and two people will receive up to $4,500 each for earning additional pilot ratings and/or endorsements above “Single Engine Land.”

Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the state of Washington, and have participated in programs supported by the Museum of Flight, for example, Western Aerospace Scholars, Museum Apprentice Program, Private Pilot Ground School,Aeronautical Science Pathway, Raisbeck Aviation High School, and/or other programs sponsored by the Museum.

Steve and Hazel Eastman and The Stuart Knopp Memorial scholarships

$1,000 education awards are available to high school seniors who have participated in one or more educational programs at the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning. The reward is intended as a means to encourage a continued relationship between the student and the Museum as the student moves on to post-secondary education.