RTAG E2A Scholarship

RTAG is pleased to be able to offer 2 new Scholarships!

RTAG – E2A Scholarship sponsored by Trident Aircraft-Ozark

This scholarship will be awarded to one enlisted veteran.  The winner will earn training valued at approximately $50,000, provided by Trident Aircraft in Ozark, AL.  This training will consist of requirements to attain the following pilot certificates: Private Pilot, Instrument, CSEL, CFI-A, CFII.  Additionally, this lucky veteran will have a guaranteed job with Trident Aircraft for 2 years following the completion of training with an average earning of $45-$60K per year!  

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RTAG – CFI/CFII Scholarship sponsored by Trident Aircraft-Ozark

This scholarship will be awarded to two veterans that already have a CSEL and Instrument rating.  The winners will earn training provided by Trident Aircraft in Ozark, AL.  This training will consist of requirements to attain the following pilot certificates: CFI-A & CFII.  Additionally, these lucky veterans will have a guaranteed job with Trident Aircraft for 1 year following the completion of training with an average earning of $45-$60K per year!

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E2A Scholarship requirements

How to Apply: Application Window Is Currently Closed

All applicants should fill out the form by clicking “Scholarship Application” on this page. If for any reason an online application is impossible for you, please reach out to us via email and we will find a way to accommodate your needs.

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Obtain an aviation medical certificate (Class 3 required)
  2. Obtain a copy of your DD 214 (Discharged Veterans) or ORB/ERB (Current Servicemembers)
    *Please ensure social security numbers are blacked out in all supporting documents.
  3. Write a professional one-page résumé.
  4. Provide an explanation of How this scholarship will meet a need.
  5. Provide a detailed explanation of volunteer service outside of the military with at least one reference.
  6. Submit an essay with a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 500 words detailing:
    1. How did you become interested in aviation?
    2. What was your job while in the military?
    3. Why do you want to be a pilot? 
  7. Submit your complete application with supporting documents online or via email at (EMAIL)

Scholarship Application Online

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be currently serving, or honorably discharged Veterans, of the United States armed forces
  2. Applicants must obtain an aviation medical certificate (3rd class required)
  3. Have access to a flight training facility, equipment and instructor
  4. Have transportation and schedule available to allow flight lessons weekly (schedule to be determined between student, equipment, and instructor availability)

Selection Criteria

  1. Applicant must submit a complete application with all supporting documents.
  2. The award determination will be made on the selection committee’s evaluation of the overall quality of the application and the scholarship essay questions.

Awards

  • All submissions will have personal identifiable information removed from them prior to being reviewed by a selection panel to determine the winner.  The selection panel will be comprised of the RTAG Board of Directors (Erik Sabiston, Joshua Lee, Tim Kirschbaum, and Jim McClung) as well as Trident..
  • All scholarships are awarded on an individual basis, as funding is available and dispersed at the discretion of the selection committee
  • Funds will be paid directly to the approved flight training facility from which the applicant intends to become certified
  • Scholarship selection shall be made without regard to race, national origin, sex, or disability**
  • Prior criminal history will be reviewed during the process of obtaining a medical certificate
    **Disabilities preventing applicants from obtaining an aviation medical certificate will be solely determined by an Aviation Medical Examiner

CFI/CFII Scholarship requirements

How to Apply: Application Window Is Currently Closed 

All applicants should fill out the form by clicking “Scholarship Application” on this page. If for any reason an online application is impossible for you, please reach out to us via email and we will find a way to accommodate your needs.

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Obtain an aviation medical certificate (Class 2 required)
  2. Obtain a copy of your DD 214 (Discharged Veterans) or ORB/ERB (Current Servicemembers)
    *Please ensure social security numbers are blacked out in all supporting documents.
  3. Write a professional one-page résumé.
  4. Provide an explanation of How this scholarship will meet a need.
  5. Provide a detailed explanation of volunteer service outside of the military with at least one reference.
  6. Submit an essay with a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 500 words detailing:
    1. How did you become interested in aviation?
    2. What was your job while in the military?
    3. Why do you want to be a pilot? 
  7. Submit your complete application with supporting documents online or via email at (EMAIL)

Scholarship Application Online

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be currently serving, or honorably discharged Veterans, of the United States armed forces
  2. Applicants must obtain an aviation medical certificate (2nd class required)
  3. Have access to a flight training facility, equipment and instructor
  4. Have transportation and schedule available to allow flight lessons weekly (schedule to be determined between student, equipment, and instructor availability)

Selection Criteria

  1. Applicant must submit a complete application with all supporting documents.
  2. The award determination will be made on the selection committee’s evaluation of the overall quality of the application and the scholarship essay questions.

Awards

  • All submissions will have personal identifiable information removed from them prior to being reviewed by a selection panel to determine the winner.  The selection panel will be comprised of the RTAG Board of Directors (Erik Sabiston, Joshua Lee, Tim Kirschbaum, and Jim McClung) as well as Trident.
  • All scholarships are awarded on an individual basis, as funding is available and dispersed at the discretion of the selection committee
  • Funds will be paid directly to the approved flight training facility from which the applicant intends to become certified
  • Scholarship selection shall be made without regard to race, national origin, sex, or disability**
  • Prior criminal history will be reviewed during the process of obtaining a medical certificate
    **Disabilities preventing applicants from obtaining an aviation medical certificate will be solely determined by an Aviation Medical Examiner

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