Post-Secondary Aviation Education Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities for high school seniors planning to attend a college or university in science, engineering or mathematics related to the field of aviation or aerospace.

At a minimum, one student will receive a 4-year university scholarship of up to $29,500 annually for four years, and one student will receive a partial 4-year scholarship of $4,500 annually for four years. More than one partial scholarship might be awarded.

Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2018.
Hand-delivered applications are due by 5:00 PM on April 2, 2018.

Post-Secondary Scholarship Information & Application

Flight Training Scholarship

Two types of scholarship opportunities for people seeking flight training: (1) high school students aged 16 or older who want to earn their private pilot license, and (2) people who have earned their private pilot license and wish to earn additional pilot ratings.

It is expected that three high school students will receive up to $10,000 each for flight instruction to the level of “Single Engine Land,” and two people will receive up to $4,500 each for earning additional pilot ratings and/or endorsements above “Single Engine Land.”

Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2018.
Hand-delivered applications are due by 5:00 PM on April 2, 2018.

Flight Training Scholarship Information & Application

Steve and Hazel Eastman and The Stuart Knopp Memorial Scholarships

$1000.00 education awards are available to high school seniors who have participated in one or more educational programs at the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning. The reward is intended as a means to encourage a continued relationship between the student and the Museum as the student moves on to post-secondary education.The scholarship is open to all students who have participated in:

  • ACE Apprentices
  • Aeronautical Science Pathway
  • Amelia’s Aero Club
  • Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program
  • Museum Apprentice Program
  • Private Pilot Ground School
  • Western Aerospace Scholars programs

Application procedure

  • Submit a typed, double spaced, 1000-word essay that includes all of The Museum of Flight education programs in which you have participated, how your engagement in these programs has enhanced your learning, and the difference that will be made in your life and career as a result of being immersed in aerospace, science, and flight during your experiences at The Museum of Flight.
  • Please include a photo of yourself and a short biographical paragraph.

Application & Awards Timeline

Applications will be accepted starting at 5:00 PM on March 1, 2018 and are due no later than 5:00 PM on April 1, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.

E-mail applications to:
Awards procedure:
  • Scholarship certificates will be awarded at The Museum of Flight’s Annual General Meeting on April 17, 2018 . All scholarship recipients should plan to attend; if unable to do so, notice must be given at least one week in advance.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution of choice upon proof of enrollment.
  • Awarded funds must be used within 3 years. Scholarship funds that are not used will be considered null, returned to The Museum of Flight and awarded at a later date.

For further information about this award, other available scholarships and application information, please email

Western Aerospace Scholars Tuition Assistance

The Museum will waive participation fees for students who want to participate in WAS and require tuition assistance to do so.

Please contact for more information.