Industry Scholarships

Where to go to get the money for furthering your career


One of the main factors holding us back is the money to try something new, go somewhere we haven’t been, or perfect a skill. So here are some of the scholarships available from industry associations that can help you in your career advancement. And this is just a start to get you looking, there are other resources to draw from.

Aircraft Electronics Association

  • Johnny Davis Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Named in memory of Johnny Davis, president of Dallas Avionics, Dallas, TX. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Lowell Gaylor Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Named in memory of Lowell Gaylor, president of AvEL Co., Dallas, TX. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Bud Glover Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Named in memory of Bud Glover, former vice president of general aviation sales for Bendix/King. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • David Arver Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Chuck Peacock Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to recognize the importance of management skills and is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an aviation management program.
  • Thomas J. Slocum Memorial Scholarships to Westwood College of Aviation Technology (three at $6,000 each). Available to students who plan to attend Westwood College of Aviation Technology in Broomfield, CO, in the avionics program. These scholarships are for tuition only. All other costs (tools, fees, room, and board) will be the responsibility of the student. The applicant may not be currently enrolled at Westwood College of Aviation Technology.
  • Given by Pacific Southwest Instruments, the $2,500 Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Leon Harris/Les Nichols Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology (more than $35,000). Available to students who plan to pursue an Associate’s Degree in applied science in aviation electronics (avionics) at Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology campus in Tulsa, OK. The award will cover all tuition expenses for eight quarters or until the recipient completes an Associate’s Degree, whichever comes first. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Tom Taylor Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology (more than $35,000). To be awarded to an individual desiring to pursue an Associate’s Degree in applied science or a diploma in aviation maintenance Technology (AMT) at Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology’s campus in Tulsa, OK. The award will cover all tuition expenses for eight quarters, or until the recipient completes the program, whichever comes first. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student. The applicant may not be currently enrolled in the AMT program at Spartan.
  • Named in memory of Kei Takemoto, this $500 scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Named in memory of Don C. Hawkins, this $1,000 scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Sponsored by AOPA this $2,000 award is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Garmin $2,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Plane & Pilot Magazine/Garmin $2,000 Scholarship. Available to high school, college or vocational/technical school students who plan to or are attending an accredited vocational/technical school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Honeywell Avionics $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school, college, or vocational/technical school students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • L-3 Avionics Systems $2,500 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Sporty’s Pilot Shop/Cincinnati $2,000 Avionics Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Field Aviation Co. Inc. $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited college/university in an avionics or aircraft repair program. The educational institution must be located in Canada.
  • Mid-Continent Instrument $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Dutch and Ginger Arver $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Rockwell Collins $1,000 Scholarship.Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Texas State Technical College $1,000 Scholarships. The intent of these 10 scholarships is for attendance at Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX, for enrollment in the avionics program. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals wanting to pursue an associate degree in avionics. Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in the avionics program at TSTC.
  • Duncan Aviation $1,000 Scholarship.Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc. $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Monte R. Mitchell Global $1,000 Scholarship. Sponsored by Mid-Continent Instruments Co., this scholarship is named in honor of retired AEA president, Monte Mitchell. The scholarship is available to a European student pursuing a degree in aviation maintenance technology, avionics or aircraft repair at an accredited school located in Europe or the United States.
    For more information visit www.aea.net.
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