VAHS Aviation Scholarship

About the VAHS Scholarship

​The annual VAHS Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000 (Two Thousand Dollars), is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career at an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee. The deadline for 2021 submissions is coming soon.

​Scholarship Requirements

Completed and signed application and all supporting documents received by the deadline.

Attained a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in their last full year of study.

Completed essay, typed, double-spaced between 250-500 words on the subject: “Why I Wish to Pursue a Career in Aviation” or “Why Aviation is Important to the Commonwealth of Virginia”. Careers in Aviation shall include, but not be limited to, pilots, aviation maintenance, aviation management, air traffic control, aerospace engineering and aviation operations.

Two (2) Letters of Recommendation, preferably from at least one person in the Aviation industry.

Proof of acceptance into an aviation-related post-secondary education program or proof of good standing in an existing program located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Consideration may also be given to any additional factors or criteria that an applicant may wish to present to the scholarship committee by submission of an additional statement, typed, double-spaced, of no more than 250 words.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Academic performance (30%), Essay (30%), Recommendations (20%), and Subjective (20%).

How to Apply
Having read the requirements, complete the following steps to apply for the VAHS Scholarship.

Complete and sign the VAHS Scholarship application form (coming soon).

Have your guidance counselor or other high school official sign all required certifications.

Attach an official copy of your current high school transcript and a copy of acceptance letters or other verification of enrollment or good standing/acceptance into an accredited post-secondary institution.

The individuals that provide your letter of recommendation must put their letters in a sealed envelope, with their signature across the back sealed fold.

Mail all documents together to arrive by the deadline to:​
VAHS Scholarship (Attn: Sue Baker)
Shannon Airport KEZF Campus
PO Box 7795
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-7795

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2020 Charles J. Colgan Scholarship

About the Charles J. Colgan Scholarship

The annual Charles J. Colgan Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000 (Two Thousand Dollars), is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related career at an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee. The deadline for 2020 submissions is Friday, April 17, 2020.

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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: $2,000

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