Deadline Near for’s Student Scholarship

The Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is entering the final week of application submissions, which ends on August 15, 2020. says it welcomes students enrolled in an accredited college or university aviation program for the 2020-2021 school year to apply. Four students will be awarded the scholarship and accepted into the program, which entails writing weekly blogs sharing their flight training or aviation class experiences while being awarded a scholarship of $250 twice a semester, equaling a total award of $1,000 for the school year.

While some flight schools and universities are engaging in off-campus learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are still fully operational and flying. Addi Hemphill, scholarship curator for, explains, “We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are looking to make aviation a professional career. Despite an uncertain timeline for many in regards to training, would like to provide financial assistance to those students who are passionate about continuing their flight training and aviation education.”

“The Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is different than most scholarships in the sense that it’s geared towards aviation and has students keep a blog throughout their school year. As a previous recipient, creating a blog was a new experience for me that proved to be beneficial. In addition to financial assistance, this scholarship allows students to share their own unique stories and connect with others in the process. Thanks to this scholarship, I have continued learning, networking, and hearing other’s experiences while getting to share my own. It opens doorways that before, I would not have known existed,” she continued.

The application process for the program involves a short essay detailing the applicant’s career path, a letter of recommendation, and proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university aviation program. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on these qualifications and they will be notified of winning by late-August when many go back to school and their blogs officially begin. The Scholarship Team is welcoming any qualified and passionate aviation student to apply before August 15 to be considered for the opportunity.

You can access the application page at

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