RTAG A&P Training Scholarship - Sponsored by Matta Aviation Services

The RTAG Maintenance Training Scholarship - Sponsored by Matta Aviation Services will be awarded to two people with an estimated value of $5,500 each.  The scholarship includes books, written tests, lodging for the entire stay, and DME for oral and practicals for the purpose of a United States Military Veteran or current Servicemember transitioning to a career as an A&P.  

Applicants must meet or be willing to meet the following requirements to be awarded this scholarship in addition to the requirements listed in the How to Apply section:

1- Have the FAA Form 8610-2 signed prior to attending the course (without these can't take any test and will not work)
2- Come to Junction City Kansas for the course (resident course)
3- Be committed to getting their FAA A&P certificate, it is a very intense 10-12 days course, and must be able to apply him/herself. (should plan for 14 days due to DME availability)

Scholarship applications will be accepted until October 1, 2022



How to Apply:

All applicants should fill out the form by clicking “Scholarship Application" below.

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 a copy of your DD 214 (Discharged Veterans) or ORB/ERB/SRB (Current Servicemembers)
      • 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 pursue a career in aviation maintenance?
      • 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 link below:








  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.



  • 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 (Erik Sabiston, 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.

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RTAG is a Veteran run 501(c)(3) non profit organization designed to help all veterans, regardless of experience, jumpstart their post military career in the world of aviation.

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