Captain Earle Worley Scholarship
The Captain Earle Worley Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 to honor the memory of Captain Earle Worley, a career pilot with United Airlines for 35 years, retiring in 1988. His love for aviation started when he entered the Navy as a naval air cadet. He then became a flight instructor and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He founded the Eagles Chapter of the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society in Williamsburg. The purpose of the Fund is to support post-secondary educational scholarships for qualifying graduates of public or private high schools in Virginia, attending an accredited two- or four-year community college, college or university, or vocational school in the United States who plan to study aeronautics, aerospace, aviation or related engineering.
Award Amount: $3,000
Renew or Reapply? Yes
The Worley Scholarship deadline for 2023-24 is March 1, 2023
An eligible student must be a graduating high school senior of a public or private high school in Virginia.
An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year, and plan to enroll in an accredited 2-year or 4-year community college, college or university, or vocational school, the following academic year.
An eligible student must be planning to study aeronautics, aerospace, aviation or related engineering.
Students who have received the Captain Earle Worley Scholarship in the past are eligible to reapply for support and will be considered in competition with all other qualified candidates.
Academic achievement will be evaluated based on grade point average and test scores (SAT and/or ACT).
Commitment to and involvement in extracurricular and community service activities, including aviation related activities.
Financial need will be evaluated on the basis of the completed Student Financial Information Form, information regarding pending scholarship applications, if any and a statement of financial need.
Commitment to studying aeronautics, aerospace, aviation or related engineering based on response to personal statement.
Personal Statement Topic: Share about your interest in studying aeronautics, aerospace, aviation or related engineering.