SoCal Aviation Association

Scholarships & Awards

The Southern California Aviation Association’s (SCAA) mission is to support, promote and coalesce the community and industry as a vital and growing asset to the Southern California Region, balancing economic development with quality of life. SCAA has a voice at the local, state and regional levels, and is proactive and effective in supporting aviation on behalf of its members. SCAA encourages young people to become involved in aviation and established scholarships to financially support keen students intending to pursue a career in aviation. SCAA also encourages aviation professionals to enhance their career through various training opportunities and professional awards.

We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the future of business aviation in Southern California.

Current Opportunities

Thanks to our members and supporters, SCAA is proud to offer the following professional and educational opportunities to applicants whose focus is on aviation.

  • SCAA Wings Award- Looking for nomination letters for the Wings Award
    The SCAA Wings Award honors outstanding contribution to the aviation community. It promotes and supports excellence in aviation.

  • CAE Flight Training Award (Coming Soon)
    Must meet requirements for ATP
  • CAE Maintenance Training Award (Coming Soon)
    Must have a minimum of 3 years as an A&P
    Citation 500, 550, or 650 series, or equivalent value on alternative airframes, on which CAE offers technical training.

  • SCAA Educational Scholarship Opportunities (Coming Soon)
    Open to Southern California residents currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited two-year college or four-year university who are studying aviation related curricula. Applicants must have a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have completed flight training through at least the private pilot “solo” phase or begun serious studies in another aviation discipline (e.g. aircraft maintenance or air traffic control). 

  • ProFlight CJ Type Rating Award (Deadline August 21st, 2017)
    Must meet requirements for ATP

All applicants must reside in Southern California (San Diego to Santa Barbara)   

Click Here To Apply (Coming soon)

Helpful hints to include in your essay:

  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years
  • How this will personally effect you
  • Volunteering efforts
  • What is your passion for Corporate Aviation


Scholarship Policies, Rules and Regulations
 
Scholarship Policies
 
The Southern California Aviation Association’s (SCAA) mission is to support, promote and coalesce the community and industry as a vital and growing asset to the Southern California Region, balancing economic development with quality of life. SCAA has a voice at the local, state and regional levels, and is proactive and effective in supporting aviation on behalf of its members. SCAA encourages young people to become involved in aviation and provides scholarships to financially support keen students intending to pursue a career in aviation. SCAA also encourages aviation professionals to enhance their career by providing scholarships for advanced training and professional awards.  All scholarships are paid or provided are through funds or in kind contributions provided by private donors.
 
SCAA awards scholarships are based based on information submitted on SCAA’s application and are selected and awarded on a non-discriminatory manner by SCAA’s scholarship committee.  All applicants must reside in Southern California (Santa Barbara to San Diego) and must meet the specific additional eligibility requirements set forth under each scholarship.   
 
Limit of Scholarship Award Funding to Individual Students/ Pilots
 
All scholarship funds (scholarships and training awards) may not exceed direct costs of the specific flight training in question and are paid directly (or provided in kind by) the flight school or training provider and cannot be redeemed for cash.
 
All scholarship financial commitments may be adjusted to ensure that total assistance is not used for any purposes other than the specific indicated training.
 
Scholarship/Award Acceptance & Terms
 
Acceptance of an individual award is an agreement to the terms and conditions of that award as well as all policies governing SCAA’s scholarships. Every award package (scholarships or in-kind training) is subject to audit.

SCAA reserves the right to adjust individual awards to ensure effective use of scholarship dollars and use for the intended training.
 
Scholarship recipients must maintain the applicable required minimum eligibility criteria during the entire scholarship period. Any scholarship recipient who fails to maintain the applicable required minimum eligibility criteria will automatically forfeit the scholarship. Appeal of scholarship termination requires a written notice of appeal to SCAA. All appeals are reviewed by the SCAA scholarship committee.
 
All programs, policies & procedures described are subject to change. All statements in this publication concerning requirements, dollar amounts, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice.

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