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The NGPA Scholarship Fund

The NGPA provides educational assistance in the form of scholarships to students pursuing aviation careers as professional pilots, or to further their piloting skills, and who have demonstrated community involvement, including support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) community.
NGPA-EF has awarded more than 70 awards totaling $300,000 since its inaugural grant in 1998. 

Please check back on June 1st for the next round of NGPA scholarships.


Current Scholarship Opportunities

The 2018 NGPA scholarship window will open on June 1st. The deadline to apply for the Scholarships ends August 31, 2018. 

Scholarship FAQs

Who is eligible for a NGPA scholarship?
Can international members apply?
How will recipients be selected?
When can I apply?
Will a scholarship be awarded on the basis of an individual’s sexual orientation?
How will the awards be administered?
I've won NGPA scholarships in the past.  Can I apply?
How do I apply?
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

Support our Scholarships

The cost of flight training is one of the most challenging barriers to entry for pilots with a tremendous amount of potential. Your donation makes a very real difference to a pilot by helping them become safer, more qualified members of the aviation community. All donations go directly to the scholarship fund and are awarded based on need and contribution to the LGBT community.

Named Scholarships

The NGPA Education Fund periodically names scholarships to honor the legacy of two of our members, David Charlebois and Steven Moore.
NGPA member David Charlebois was First Officer on American Airlines Flight 77 on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which crashed into the Pentagon. David was born in Morocco August 29, 1962. During his childhood, David lived with his family in Paris, France and Arlington, Va., and resided in Washington, D.C. at the time of his death. He was a graduate of Yorktown High School, Class of 1980. David attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., Class of 1984. He worked as a corporate pilot for several companies in North Carolina, and then began his career as a commercial pilot in 1988, first with U.S. Air and then with American Airlines.
Steven Moore was Executive Director of the NGPA and NGPA Education Fund from 2012 to 2014. Steven brought forth leadership and vision for NGPA and laid the ground work for the success of what NGPA has become today. Steven demonstrated courage as an openly gay man and pilot, and embraced everyone for who they were. Steven was tragically taken from us in an airplane accident October 2014. We have over $50,000 in funds received and pledged gifts for the Steven Moore Scholarship.

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