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Aero Club of New England scholarship applications will be available for download in the fall  season of each year.  The application period will take place annually from January to March, with an award in June of each year.

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You can help support the Aero Club's many scholarship programs by visiting our secure online Scholarship  and making a Scholarship Fund donation today. 

The Aero Club of New England’s scholarship program encourages and helps support careers in aviation. Scholarships are awarded annually to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who live with the 6 New England states. Recipients are selected on the basis of merit and need.

The Aero Club's growing scholarship program provides a wonderful way for the Club and donors to assist deserving young people while forging lasting relationships that provide support and inspiration.

Years of Success
In the spring of 1984, Aero Club member Anne Baddour began a small Education Scholarship Program. In 1987, we awarded our first two scholarships for advanced pilot training with a value of $2,000 each. More than three decades later, thanks to the hard work of the Aero Club Education Committee, the generosity of the membership in supporting the Scholarship Auctions, and the generosity of specific members who have donated money or established memorial scholarships, the Aero Club has awarded scholarships totaling more than $650,000 to nearly 400 women, men, and students. 


Our scholarships have expanded in scope to include students interested in maintenance technologies for aircraft and powerplant.  Most recently, we have added the area of aviation management.


We salute and thank all who have worked to make this important part of the Aero Club a continued success. 


Scholarship Timeline
The yearly process begins in the Fall, when the Education committee sets the number of scholarships and their amounts.  Applications are made available online, and distributed to flight schools throughout New England.


Applications are due by the March deadline posted on the application.  In April, received applications are reviewed; in May, candidates are interviewed, and in June, the winners are announced.


Scholarship recipients then have one-full year, from July 1 to the following end of June, to pursue their studies and use their scholarships.  Unused monies, if any, revert back to the Aero Club treasury.  Students may reapply in subsequent years.

Sources of Funding

The Aero Club of New England Scholarship Fund is dependent upon the generosity of its benefactors for support.  Member donations and scholarship fundraisers help fund the scholarships.  In addition, some folks have chosen to fund a named scholarship to honor a friend, colleague, or loved one. 

We invite anyone with an interest in supporting the Future of Aviation to donate to the scholarship program, either directly or by participating in our fundraising events. All donations are tax deductible.


We also invite you to consider endowing a new scholarship to honor someone special within your life, or to include a bequest to the Aero Club of New England Scholarship Fund as part of your estate planning.  To establish your own honorary scholarship, please contact us using this link: Contact Us.