Central students have a number of general scholarships available to them, but as a student majoring in aviation you have access to a multitude of additional, aviation-specific grants and scholarships. Below is a selection of scholarships our students have earned in the past, but there are many more available online through other aviation organizations. A little bit of searching and work today can go a long way toward paying for your flight training tomorrow!
If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact your academic advisor or the department.
All students at Central are encouraged to apply for general scholarships. Applications are done online and the student will be asked questions in order to determine which scholarships they may qualify for. The application process typically opens in October in Fall Quarter and closes in Winter Quarter in February, and any scholarships awarded will be awarded the following school year. Please visit the GSA website for more details, including which scholarships are available.
Aviation scholarships are plentiful and oftentimes associated with aviation organizations. It's advantageous to hold a membership to these organizations in order to receive advance-notice to scholarship availability. Additionally, some scholarships may require you to be member of their organization in order to qualify. It's worth your time to research scholarship availability. The list below isn't exhaustive, but should serve as a good starting point. Contact the aviation department or your academic advisor to find out if there are any scholarships available beyond what is listed here.
- Alaska Airmen Association
- Alpha Eta Rho
- Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships & Awards
- Boeing Scholarships
- Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship
- Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
- FAA Scholarships
- Girls With Wings
- LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Scholarship
- National Business Aviation Association
- University Aviation Association
- Washington Pilot's Association - Paine Field Chapter
- Women in Aviation
- Women in Corporate Aviation