National Aviation Exploring Committee awards General Aviation scholarships to recognize
excellence among Aviation Explorers studying the technologies and the skills needed in the field of
aviation. The sponsors that provide the scholarships are committed to aviation’s future leadership.
Applicant’s description of their personal record should show that they can successfully complete the
aviation career educational activity for which they are requesting the scholarship. Also their personal
record should show their involvement in life skills, citizenship, leadership, and character education
experiences that add to the quality of life.
Aviation Explorer applications are due in the local council office for approval by March 31st of each year.
Council approved aviation Explorer applications are due in the National LFL Office by May 1st of each year.
Scholarships will be awarded each year by July 1st.
1. Currently registered and active in an aviation Explorer post
2. Parent or guardian approval if under 18 years of age
3. Three letters of recommendation (i.e. aviation post Advisor, aviation professional, teacher,
employer, community leader, etc.)
4. 500 word educational plan showing how you are going to finance your goal for a career
How to Apply
An aviation Explorer can apply for multiple sponsored National Aviation Explorer Scholarships by
submitting one standard application to the local council Learning for Life office for approval. Scholarships
ranging between $3,000 and $10,000 will be presented annually. Student recipients for aviation Explorer
scholarships will be selected by members of the National Aviation Exploring Committee. Winners will be
notified by mail July 1st. Since applications are not carried over, any previous application can be updated
and resubmitted through the local council Learning for Life office.
If scholarship funds are used for flight training in the avionics, pilot, maintenance, or management
categories, the flight training must be provided by an FAA Approved Part 141 school or through an
accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree leading to an aviation profession.
See www.aviationexploring.org (Scroll down and click on National Aviation Explorer Scholarships Guide
Local Council Office Deadline: March 31st of each year.
Turn in standard application to your local council office with letters of recommendation by March 31.
To locate your local council office: Go to www.aviationexploring.org and click on the side bar button titled
Local Office. Enter your zip code and click search for the address and phone number of your local
Learning for Life office.
National Office Deadline: May 1st of each year.
Local council office sends applications by May 1 to Aviation Explorer Scholarships, Learning for Life,
National Office S510, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038.
Scholarships will be awarded each year by July 1st