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.

Frank "Sam" and Betty Houston Aviation Education Scholarship
At a minimum, one student will receive a 4-year university scholarship of up to $29,500 annually for four years.

Jim and Sue Johnson Post-Secondary Aviation Education Scholarship
At a minimum, one student will receive a partial 4-year scholarship of $4,500 annually for four years. More than one partial scholarship might be awarded.

The 2020 scholarship application will open on January 1, 2020.


Flight Training Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities for high school students aged 15 or older who want to earn their private pilot license.The scholarships are intended for people who are interested in becoming professional pilots (e.g., commercial, cargo, corporate, crop, rescue, etc.) or working in a career in which having a private pilot's license would be beneficial.

Alaska Airlines Flight Training Scholarship
Frank "Sam" and Betty Houston Flight Training Scholarship

It is expected that at least five high school students will receive up to $10,000 each for flight instruction to the level of “Single Engine Land.” If selected as a finalist for either flight training award, you must provide proof of FAA medical approval before the application deadline.

The 2020 scholarship application will open on January 1, 2020.


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

Awards procedure:

  • Scholarship certificates will be awarded at The Museum of Flight’s Annual General Meeting in the Spring. 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 scholarships@museumofflight.org

The 2020 scholarship application will open on January 1, 2020.


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 Scholarships@museumofflight.org for more information.