RTAG 2024 Scholarships

 

NEW!!! PRIVATE PILOT SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by:

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  • Please only apply for this scholarship if you can guarantee attendance at the training location in a full time capacity. Click Here to learn more about Learn2FlyCT
  • This scholarship will include the flight training (subject to limitations), ground instruction, written exam fee, aircraft rental, and the DPE checkride fee.
  • This scholarship has all of the same submission and selection requirements as the RTAG Flight Training Scholarships below.  
  • All training will be conducted at Learn2FlyCt in Hartford, CT.   Monetary value of this scholarship is estimated at $15,000.  

 

 

Learn2FlyCT Scholarship applications will be accepted from May 22nd - July 15th, 2024

 


RTAG Flight Training Scholarships

 

For 2024 our goal is to be able to give $500,000 in various flight training scholarships!  Individual scholarship amounts will be announced at a later date.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the 2024 RTAG Convention Awards Ceremony on Oct 5, 2023! (Need not be present to win, but we'd love to see you there!) 

 

To learn more about Chris Bedzis, please CLICK HERE.

 

 

RTAG Flight Training Scholarships will be awarded individually based on overall strength/merit and completeness of the application.  The intent of these scholarships are to assist in funding fixed wing flight training and expenses directly related to that training for the purpose of a United States Military veteran or current Servicemember transitioning to a career as a commercial pilot.  Training will be completed with an agreed upon provider.

Scholarship applications will be accepted from February 15th - July 1, 2024

 

How to Apply:

    1. Obtain an aviation medical certificate (1st class required)
    2. Obtain a copy of your DD 214 (Discharged Veterans) or for Current Servicemembers upload a copy of your ORB/ERB/SRB, Career Data Brief, My Member Info printout, or service equivalent statement to show service in good standing and brief career history.
      • Please ensure social security numbers are removed or blacked out on all supporting documents.
    3. Write a professional one-page résumé.
    4. Provide an explanation of financial need.
    5. Provide a detailed explanation of volunteer service outside of the military with at least one reference.
    6. Submit an essay (not a letter) with (minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words) detailing:
      • How did you become interested in aviation?
      • What was your job while in the military?
      • Why do you want to be a commercial pilot?
      • How do you plan to use the scholarship to fund your flight training?
    7. Submit your complete application with supporting documents online at the following link:

 

 

 

Application Tip* -  Aviation is a career field that requires a high attention to detail, please be sure to follow all instructions above with that same attention to detail.

 

 

If for any reason an online application is impossible for you, please reach out to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will find a way to accommodate your needs. 

 

Eligibility

  1. Must be currently serving or an honorably discharged Veteran of the United States armed forces
  2. Must obtain an aviation medical certificate (1st class required)
  3. Have access to a training facility, equipment, and an instructor
  4. Have transportation and availability to allow flight lessons weekly (schedule to be determined based upon the 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 responses.

 

Awards

  • All submissions will have personally identifiable information removed prior to review by the selection panel to determine the winner. The selection panel will be comprised of the RTAG Board of Directors (Joshua Lee, Tim Kirschbaum, and Jim McClung).
  • 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.



RTAG A&P Training Scholarships

The RTAG A&P Training Scholarships will be awarded to two people and includes tuition, books, and training with an estimated value of $5000, for the purpose of a United States Military veteran or current Servicemember transitioning to a career as an A&P mechanic. Training will be conducted by the service provider of our choice.

Scholarship applications will be accepted from February 15th - July 1, 2024

  

How to Apply:

  1. Obtain a copy of your DD 214 (Discharged Veterans) or Current Servicemembers upload a copy of your ORB/ERB/SRB, Career Data Brief, My Member Info printout, or service equivalent statement to show service in good standing and brief career history.
    • Please ensure social security numbers are removed or blacked out on all supporting documents.
  2. Write a professional one-page résumé.
  3. Provide an explanation of financial need.
  4. Provide a detailed explanation of volunteer service outside of the military with at least one reference.
  5. Submit an essay with (minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words) detailing:
    • How did you become interested in aviation?
    • What was your job while in the military?
    • Why do you want to be A&P?
    • How do you plan to use the scholarship to fund your A&P training?
  6. Submit your complete application with supporting documents online at the following link:

 

 

 

 If for any reason an online application is impossible for you, please reach out to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will find a way to accommodate your needs.

 

Eligibility

  1. Must be currently serving or an honorably discharged Veteran of the United States armed forces
  2. Have access to a training facility, equipment, and an instructor
  3. Have transportation and availability to allow training weekly (schedule to be determined based upon the 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 responses.

 

Awards

  • All submissions will have personally identifiable information removed prior to review by the selection panel to determine the winner. The primary selection panel will be comprised of the RTAG Board of Directors (Joshua Lee, Tim Kirschbaum, and Jim McClung).
  • 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 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.


 

 

 


 

 Additionally, we've partnered with The Ashton Johnson Memorial CloudDancer Scholarship organization to provide RTAG members with additional scholarship opportunities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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