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Scholarships - College of Nursing | Montana State University
(Updated 16Jan24)

Flight-related, STEM, & other scholarships including Alaska-specific:

General scholarship resources

Facebook Aviation Scholarships page:

Alaska Airmen's Association link to many aviation scholarships (see "other scholarships to apply for"):

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) "Cleared to Dream" list of scholarships for future professional airline pilots including many scholarships specifically for women:

Alaska Airmen's Association "High Schools to Flight Schools" for Anchorage-area High School Juniors & Seniors.

Various Grants for Aviation students & teachers:

CAP NHQ's List of Non-CadetINVEST Scholarships they recommend:

Cadet Character & Leadership Foundation (Encampment Cadre, Leadership Schools, etc):

Air Camp:  (scroll to bottom of page for scholarship information)

Specific scholarships (listed by typical annual due date):


1 Jan deadline: 99s (Intl Org of Women Pilots):

1 Jan TREA: The Retired Enlisted Association: Jan 1st every year, college scholarship applications open for the following fall.

*15 Jan deadline CIVIL AIR PATROL CADETINVEST!!!!**** (applications open 1 Oct every year.  See below for more information)

31 Jan deadline: Lyons Aviation Foundation

9 Feb deadline: AOPA Scholarships for age 16+:

~22 Feb deadline: LHPA Scholarship (Lake Hood Pilot's Association, membership $5/hr):

1 Mar deadline: Alaska Airmen's Association (***$100,000 of scholarships each year!***):

1 Mar deadline: EAA (Experimental Aircraft, which all CAP cadets can join for free): Numerous Flight Training & Post-Secondary Scholarships for ~$5000 each.

1 Mar deadline: National Aviation Heritage Area (available to all geographic areas if candidate has completed Air Camp

15 Mar $1500 Scholarships for female student glider pilots under the age of 25

15 Apr deadline: Alaska 99s (Women Pilots): Check here to see if they are offering a scholarship this year:

1 May deadline: The General James H. Doolittle Scholarship awards one or more scholarships of up to $5,000 to college juniors, seniors, or graduate students pursuing a degree in aerospace science, aeronautical engineering, or a related field at any accredited college or university in the United States or its possessions. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and have completed at least 52 hours of college course work by the end of the academic semester in which they apply. Applicants must also be citizens of the United States. More info here:

1 May deadline: The Colonel Edwin W. Lewis, Jr. Flight Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded yearly, to one or more CAP cadets in Pacific Region.  Applicants must be at least 15 years of age as of May 1, in order to apply.  Applications will be accepted between April 1 thru May 1 each year. Send all applications by e-mail to .  The selection committee will then have 2 months to choose the recipient.-

15 Sep deadline: The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

30 Sep CADET WINGS (an earlier-in-the-year subset of CadetINVE$T). Opens 1 Jul every year, rolling awards.

~12 Oct deadlines: Women in Aviation Scholarships:

31 Oct deadline: Matthew Shope Memorial Fly-High Scholarship:

1 Dec deadline: DoD Scholarship/grant (kind of like ROTC but civilian DoD). Recipients receive full tuition, a stipend, internships and guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense. (applications accepted August through 1 Dec every year)

10 Dec Natl Business Aviation Association. $100,000 in multiple awards in the form of tuition reimbursement. Current or aspiring business aviation maintenance technicians.

10 Dec deadline: AIM HIGH Flight Academy or for full-time students ages 16-23 with a "never-quit" attitude and GPA 3.0 & higher

20 Dec deadline: High Schools to Flight Schools:   Anchorage-area HS juniors & seniors pay back cost of flight training with community service hours.


*CadetINVEST (Reference:

Apply ONCE per year & get in the running for several CAP scholarships with that one application!

ALL cadets can apply.  Check all the eligibility boxes that apply, and NHQ will determine which scholarships you meet the requirements for.  If in doubt, check the box.

~1 Oct every year, CadetINVEST applications *open*!! The Deadline for most scholarships is 15 Jan of the following year

Go to this website and follow the links for each scholarship to see what you/your cadets are eligible for:

That webpage includes application instructions in the upper right

Webinars may be provided

Also See "Partner Opportunities" on that webpage

For Homeschoolers:

Though technically not scholarships, we recommend you consider the possibility of using homeschool allotment money for flight training and other CAP activities.  We understand IDEA, Raven, and FOCUS have allowed some money to be used on educational CAP activities. Discuss details with your homeschool program.


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