Montana is very fortunate to have many generous individuals and organizations that believe in promoting aviation by offering monetary assistance to qualified persons. The Aeronautics Division assists in administering some of these scholarships and encourages participation. The scholarships are offered to Montanans to help defray costs of education (i.e., flight instruction, A&P, etc.) and will be presented during the 2013 Montana Aviation Conference in Butte.
How to Apply
Awarding of the scholarships are based on a letter explaining the reasons for applying; future career goals; past aviation experience; (if any); and outstanding achievements.
The same letter can be used but applicant must submit one copy addressed to each individual scholarship.
Each letter must include your mailing address and daytime phone number.
If you are awarded a scholarship, your photo will appear in the 2013 Montana Aviation Conference Program. Please include a photo with your letter of interest for this purpose (only one photo is necessary).
Mail your letters to:
Montana Aeronautics Division
PO Box 200507
Helena, MT 59620-0507
Letters must be postmarked on or before January 7, 2013.
Call (406)444-2506 for further information.
A Love of Aviation (ALOA) Scholarship
An anonymous donor established this scholarship of $250 in 1997 in 2010 two more anonymous donors contributed an additional $250 each creating a $750 scholarship.
AOM Flight Training Scholarship
AOM has established this $500 scholarship to financially assist a student pilot in obtaining their private pilot certificate.
Blue Goose First Generation Flight Scholarship
This $250 scholarship is awarded to a first generation pilot to assist with flight training. This scholarship is designed to assist a person who has a love of aviation, yet had limited exposure to aviation, someone from a non-aviation background/family.
EAA Helena Chapter 344 Scholarship
The EAA Helena chapter is offering a $500 scholarship to help defray the cost of school for a 2nd year A&P student.
Harold Hamm Scholarship
Harold and Zola Hamm were the anonymous donors that established the first $250 A Love of Aviation (ALOA) Scholarship in 1993. With the passing of Harold on September 1, 2006, Zola decided to rename the scholarship the "Harold Hamm Scholarship" in honor of her husband of 19 years. Zola offers this $250 scholarship in memory of Harold’s strong passion for aviation.
Montana Antique Aircraft Association (MAAA) Scholarships
MAAA is offering two $1,000 scholarships to help defray the costs of flight instruction.
Montana Pilots Association Air Safety & Education Foundation Flight Training Award
This scholarship is open to a person who has a considerable interest in aviation. The $750 scholarship is to be used for flight training.
Montana Pilots Association Junior Pilot Award
This recipient is chosen for outstanding interest in aviation, citizenship within their community and demonstrated academic achievement. The recipient must have soloed and be actively involved in flight training. This is a $750 scholarship.
Morrison Aviation Appreciation Scholarship
Jeff Morrison, retired former owner of Morrison Flying Service in Helena has established the $500 scholarship as a token of appreciation to the aviation community.
Mountain AirDance Flight Training Scholarship
Jeanne MacPherson and Bill Gallea offer this $750 scholarship to an active pilot who desires to pursue advanced training, such as tailwheel endorsement, mountain flying, aerobatics, or a higher rating.
NW Montana Youth Aviation Scholarship
The Flathead Hangar is offering a $750 scholarship to financially assist a student pilot with the cost of flight instruction. Student pilots 16 to 21 years of age from NW Montana* are eligible to apply.
*includes Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, and Missoula counties.
Parrott Family Scholarship
The Parrott Family offers this $1,000 scholarship to be used over a one-year period for pilot training programs for students enrolled in the Rocky Mountain College (RMC) aviation program. The funds may be used for tuition in the RMC aviation program, and/or flight training expenses leading to a Private, Commercial, or Flight Instructor Certificate, and may include Instrument and Multiengine simulator training, and the purchase of aviation related materials and related supplies.
Theresa (Nistler) Colley Scholarship
Mountain AirDance Flight Training (Jeanne MacPherson and Bill Gallea) and Vetter Aviation (Brent and Rosie Vetter) offer this $500 scholarship in memory of Theresa (Nistler) Colley who passed away from Leukemia (AML) in February, 2012. Theresa loved flying and was working toward her private pilot certificate. This scholarship will be awarded to a student pilot who is working on getting their private pilot rating.
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