Future Takes Flight Aviation Scholarship Program

Sheltair and Avfuel desire to re-invest in the aviation community by providing meaningful financial support to aviators pursuing a greater commitment to business aviation. In supporting career advancement opportunities, Sheltair and Avfuel are giving back to the marketplace that has allowed them to thrive as collaborative partners for close to 10 years.

Avfuel is proud to support the aviation community with three scholarship programs providing a total of 10 scholarships throughout the year.

The Sheltair and Avfuel: Future Takes Flight Scholarships will provide $30,000 in educational funds annually. Each year, the program will award six $5,000 scholarships across three categories: two for learning to fly or advanced pilot ratings; two for aviation technicians; and two for continuing education. By splitting the scholarship funds across three key categories, Sheltair and Avfuel seek to support advancement throughout a broad scope of educational opportunities within business aviation.

Before you begin the application, please ensure that you have the following information at the ready. For your convenience, the essay questions are also listed below, in the event you’d like to prepare your responses in advance.

  • Pilot Certification Type & License Number, if applicable
  • Upcoming Pilot Certification, Completion Date and School, if applicable
  • Upload Airman’s Certificate, if applicable
  • Resume or CV to Upload (optional)
  • Work Experience, if applicable
  • Essay Questions: Answer the following questions in 1000 characters or less:
  • Why do you want to pursue or further develop a career in general aviation and how do you plan to utilize the scholarship money?
  • What is a challenge that you have identified in general aviation and how do you think that can be improved?
  • How You Plan to Fund Educational Endeavors