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Aviation Scholarships

There is no denying that pilot training can be costly, making flight school scholarships one of the most sought-after forms of financial aid for aspiring airline academy students. Especially since scholarships to our flight school in Orlando, Florida do not have to be paid back! So you can graduate from your airline academy with little or no student debts to pay.

By applying for aviation scholarships, students could receive up to $35,000 toward their pilot training program with L3Harris Flight Academy.

At L3Harris we offer a selection of pilot training scholarships to help future cadets, veterans, high school graduates, aspiring commercial airline pilots, and others to launch their career in aviation.

All of our flight school scholarships are only eligible for students enrolled in our Professional Pilot Program or our Airline Pilot Track course at our L3Harris Flight Academy in Sanford, Florida.

Our Airline Academy’s accreditation also gives our cadets access to federal financial aid to help cover fees for our PPP program. All other pilot training courses including the APT and college degrees are also eligible for state and private loans. Allowing all aspiring pilots the opportunity to take to the skies with L3Harris.

How to apply?

To apply for a scholarship, click the ‘Request info’ button to open an inquiry form. Please enter your personal details and reference the specific Scholarship within the questions or comments section.

Once we receive your request, one of our Admissions Officers will get in touch with you to discuss your pilot training journey and walk you through the application process.

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Why choose our FAA aviation scholarships?

Aviation school can cost as much as $100,000 for training, supplies, exams, and accommodation combined. But funding shouldn’t be an obstacle for any aspiring cadet.

With an FAA flight school scholarship, you could receive a grant towards your tuition fees, flying expenses, and exams. Helping you on your way to realizing your aviation career aspirations.

Veterans Scholarship

Please note this scholarship is currently closed

Successful applicants to the Veterans Scholarship will receive a grant for pilot training of up to $15,000 at L3Harris Flight Academy!

L3Harris Flight Academy is proud to support U.S. veterans as they prepare to re-enter the civilian workforce. Being successful in the military takes determination, hard work, and discipline; some of the same skills that breed successful Airline Pilots.

Utilize the skills you acquired from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces towards an exciting career as a commercial pilot!

This pilot training scholarship will go towards flight training costs at L3Harris Flight Academy in Florida.

Who should apply?

The L3Harris Flight Academy Veterans Scholarships are open to all Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans who successfully enroll into the L3Harris Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track. This pilot scholarship is a part of the L3Harris' Pilot Pathways initiatives, which is a broader commitment to improving the accessibility of training to aspiring pilots from all backgrounds.

When to apply

The Veterans Scholarship is open to applicants indefinitely and aviation scholarship winners will be advised on a suitable course start date once their scholarship has been approved.

Entry requirements

To qualify for the Veterans Scholarship you will need to:

  • Be an honorably discharged U.S. veteran.
  • A new applicant for our PPP or APT courses at our Sandford campus, Florida.
  • Be self-sponsored
  • Not be receiving any other pilot training scholarships from L3Harris.

    Veteran Scholarship FAQs & Terms and Conditions

  • FAQs
  • Terms & Conditions

      1) Applicants must have applied as a new student to L3Harris Airline Academy.

      2) Applicant must be self-sponsored and not sponsored by any airline/university/etc.

      3) Applicants must have completed financial aid requirements or confirmed cash payments. (Cash payment plan still requires $10K prior to starting and $6K per month until balance is paid).

      4) Funds from any L3Harris Airline Academy Scholarship may only be used towards the total cost of education in the Airline Pilot Track (APT) or Professional Pilot Program (PPP).

      5) Recipients must stay in the Airline Pilot Track or Professional Pilot Program in order to remain eligible.

      6) For students receiving financial aid: If the scholarship award creates an over-award (any award that exceeds your total cost of education) a refund will be issued to the lender to reduce your financial aid award.

      7) The scholarship is nontransferable.

      8) The scholarship is forfeited if student withdraws from the program.

      9) Students cannot be awarded more than one L3Harris Airline Academy Scholarship.

      10) Financial aid (which includes a scholarship) is only available for those who qualify.

      11) SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE LIMITED AND WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE UNTIL DEPLETED.

Future Pilot Scholarship

Please note this scholarship is currently closed

Due to popular demand, we are very excited to re-introduce the Future Pilot Scholarships.

In this round, there will be 2 Scholarships worth up to $25,000 each!

The L3Harris Flight Academy Future Pilot Scholarships were created to demonstrate our commitment to increasing diversity on the flight line and to provide funding assistance to those with a passion and aptitude for aviation.

Who should apply?

This particular aviation scholarship is available to anyone who enrolls in the Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track as a new student at our Florida Flight Academy.

When to apply

Applications for the Future Pilot Scholarship close on December 31st, so be sure to apply in plenty of time! Scholarship winners will be advised on the best start date for their course once their scholarship has been awarded.

Entry requirements

To qualify for the Future Pilot Scholarship you will need to:

  • Enroll as a new applicant for our PPP or APT courses at our Sandford campus, Florida.
  • Be self-sponsored
  • Not be receiving any other pilot training scholarships from L3Harris.
  • Not have previously been awarded any funding from L3Harris.

FAQs and Terms & Conditions can be accessed below.

    Future Pilot Scholarship FAQs & Terms and Conditions

  • FAQs
  • Terms & Conditions

      1) Applicants must have applied as a new student to L3 CTS Airline Academy.

      2) Applicant must be self-sponsored and not sponsored by any airline/university/etc.

      3) Applicants must have completed financial aid requirements or confirmed cash payments. (Cash payment plan still requires $10K prior to starting and $6K per month until balance is paid).

      4) Funds from any L3 CTS Airline Academy Scholarship may only be used towards the total cost of education in the Airline Pilot Track (APT) or Professional Pilot Program (PPP).

      5) Recipients must stay in the APT or PPP program in order to remain eligible.

      6) For students receiving financial aid: If the scholarship award creates an over-award (any award that exceeds your total cost of education) a refund will be issued to the lender to reduce your financial aid award.

      7) The decision to award the scholarship shall be made by L3 and L3’s decision shall be final. If you are not successful L3 may keep your application on file and suggest alternative programs that you may be eligible for.

      8) The scholarship is nontransferable.

      9) The scholarship is forfeited if student withdraws from the program.

      10) Students cannot be awarded more than one L3 CTS Airline Academy Scholarship.

      11) Financial aid (which includes a scholarship) is only available for those who qualify.

      12) SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE LIMITED AND WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE UNTIL DEPLETED.

      13) You may not apply if you have previously been awarded funds from L3.

Aviator Pilot Scholarship

Please note this scholarship is currently closed

You could be awarded up to $10,000 towards pilot training at L3Harris Flight Academy in Florida!

L3Harris Flight Academy is committed to ensuring that a career as a commercial airline pilot is accessible to as many talented aspiring pilots as possible.

Who should apply?

We encourage anyone interested in pursuing a career as a Professional Pilot to apply to the Aviator Scholarship.

This flight school scholarship is part of L3Harris' Pilot Pathways initiative, which is a broader commitment to improving the accessibility of training to aspiring pilots from all backgrounds.

The Aviator Scholarship is open to anyone who successfully enrolls in the L3Harris Flight Academy Professional Pilot Program or Airline Pilot Track.

When to apply

Our Aviator Pilot Scholarship is open year-round with new cadets able to start their training each month. Just be sure to apply to the Aviator Pilot Scholarship before your course start date.

Entry requirements

To qualify for the Aviator Pilot Scholarship you will need to:

  • Enroll in an L3Harris pilot training course as a new student.
  • Be an applicant for either our PPP or APT courses at our Sandford campus, Florida.
  • Be self-sponsored
  • Not be receiving any other pilot training scholarships from L3Harris.

FAQs and Terms & Conditions can be accessed below.

    Aviator Scholarship FAQs & Terms and Conditions

  • FAQs
  • Terms & Conditions

      1) Applicants must have applied as a new student to L3 CTS Airline Academy.

      2) Applicant must be self-sponsored and not sponsored by any airline/university/etc.

      3) Applicants must have completed financial aid requirements or confirmed cash payments. (Cash payment plan still requires $10K prior to starting and $6K per month until balance is paid).

      4) Funds from any L3 CTS Airline Academy Scholarship may only be used towards the total cost of education in the Airline Pilot Track (APT) or Professional Pilot Program (PPP).

      5) Recipients must stay in the Airline Pilot Track or Professional Pilot Program in order to remain eligible.

      6) For students receiving financial aid: If the scholarship award creates an over-award (any award that exceeds your total cost of education) a refund will be issued to the lender to reduce your financial aid award.

      7) The scholarship is nontransferable.

      8) The scholarship is forfeited if student withdraws from the program.

      9) Students cannot be awarded more than one L3 CTS Airline Academy Scholarship.

      10) Financial aid (which includes a scholarship) is only available for those who qualify.

      11) SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE LIMITED AND WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE UNTIL DEPLETED.

High School Senior Merit Scholarship

Please note this scholarship is currently closed

Two successful applicants to the High School Senior Merit Scholarship will be awarded up to $35,000 towards pilot training at L3Harris Flight Academy in Florida!

L3Harris is committed to ensuring that a career as a commercial airline pilot is accessible to as many talented aspiring pilots as possible. This flight school scholarship is part of L3Harris' Pilot Pathways initiative, which is a broader commitment to improving the accessibility of training to aspiring pilots from all backgrounds.

Who should apply?

Currently our Scholarship programs are closed, please keep checking this web page for further details.

When to apply

Currently our Scholarship programs are closed, please keep checking this web page for further details.

Entry requirements

To qualify for the High School Senior Merit Scholarship you will need to:

  • Enroll in an L3Harris pilot training course as a new student.
  • Be an applicant for either our PPP or APT courses at our Sandford campus, Florida.
  • Be self-sponsored
  • Not be receiving any other pilot training scholarships from L3Harris.

FAQs and Terms & Conditions can be accessed below.

    High School Senior Merit Scholarship FAQs & Terms and Conditions

  • FAQs
  • Terms & Conditions

      1) Applicants must have applied as a new student to L3 CTS Airline Academy.

      2) Applicant must be self-sponsored and not sponsored by any airline/university/etc.

      3) Applicants must have completed financial aid requirements or confirmed cash payments. (Cash payment plan still requires $10K prior to starting and $6K per month until balance is paid).

      4) Funds from any L3 CTS Airline Academy Scholarship may only be used towards the total cost of education in the Airline Pilot Track (APT) or Professional Pilot Program (PPP).

      5) Recipients must stay in the Airline Pilot Track or Professional Pilot Program in order to remain eligible.

      6) For students receiving financial aid: If the scholarship award creates an over-award (any award that exceeds your total cost of education) a refund will be issued to the lender to reduce your financial aid award.

      7) The scholarship is nontransferable.

      8) The scholarship is forfeited if student withdraws from the program.

      9) Students cannot be awarded more than one L3 CTS Airline Academy Scholarship.

      10) Financial aid (which includes a scholarship) is only available for those who qualify.

      11) SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE LIMITED AND WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE UNTIL DEPLETED.

Other Aviation Scholarships

If you are considering applying for an alternative pilot training scholarship to fund your journey to becoming a pilot, you may find the following links useful for conducting research:

University Aviation Association

The UAA offers resources on aviation scholarships, including their own UAA scholarships and a Collegiate Aviation Scholarship Catalog to help you find the right funding for your pilot training aspirations.

National Business Aviation Association

Funded by their generous NBAA Charities Scholarship program, the NBAA are able to offer over $100,000 annual to student flight school scholarships. Their scholarships are available to both students and working professionals.

Women in Aviation, International

Established to empower women in aviation careers, WAI offers scholarships and support to those pursuing careers in both aviation and aerospace.

 

National Air Transportation Foundation

The National Air Transport Foundation provides scholarships and guidance to students enrolled in full-time aviation courses or college programs.

 

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

Each year the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals offers aviation scholarships to give minorities equal opportunities to study and pursue careers in aerospace, awarding over 30 scholarships last year alone.

 

Airline Pilots Association

The Airline Pilots Association provides in-depth guides to pursuing a career in aviation and a catalog of pilot training scholarships to help every aspiring pilot find the course and funding to suit them.

 

The Ninety-Nines, Inc

Each year The Ninety-Nines Inc offers specialized pilot scholarships to encourage more women to pursue careers in aviation, with their Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship has helped over 750 women train to be a pilot since its creation.

AOPA

Spanning 75 different countries, the AOPA provides a useful guide to finding funding and airline pilot training scholarships to suit your experience level and career aspirations.

Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration provides useful information on the latest aviation regulations, policies, licenses, and certificates, as well as a comprehensive guide to the latest aviation school scholarships.

Money2Fly

Money2Fly is a one-stop site for the latest flight school scholarships and grants, providing detailed information on scholarships available exclusively to female students as well as scholarships open to all genders.

Aviation Scholarships

The Aviation Scholarships website offers a pool of resources on pursuing a career or training in aviation. With dedicated sections on securing aviation school scholarships and funding.

General Scholarships

General Scholarships’ ‘Featured College Scholarships’ finder helps aspiring pilots to filter scholarships based on application structure and available funding to find a scholarship that suits them best.

 

NGPA Scholarship

The NGPA is the largest LGBTQ+ aviation organization in the world. Supporting aspiring LGBTQ+ pilots and aviation enthusiasts receive funding support through their NGPA flight academy scholarship program to realize their dream of becoming a pilot.

 

Affordable Colleges

For U.S. veterans looking for more scholarship opportunities, Affordable Colleges offers a useful guide to finding the right funding. Affordable Colleges provides information on scholarships to colleges and universities across the world as well as designated aviation scholarships for aspiring pilots.

Funding alternatives to flight school scholarships

There are several ways to fund your pilot training, and flight school scholarships are just one option. L3Harris also offers financial aid options to qualifying students in the form of federal funding and private loans.

We can offer federal financial aid to qualifying students as our flight school is accredited in the same way as a college in the United States. Federal financial aid is available to US citizens enrolled in our PPP course and can cover up to 100% of your pilot training costs. If you are interested in an APT course or another pilot training program, you can also apply for state or private loans.

For more information on pilot training costs and funding your aviation training, take a look at our FAA Pilot Training Cost page and FAA Flight School Loans Guidance.

Start your journey to applying for an FAA aviation scholarships today

With an L3Harris flight school scholarship, you could receive up to $35,000 towards your training at our academy. Fund your journey towards becoming a pilot and receive training from our experienced team of trainers in state-of-the-art facilities at our Orlando Flight School.

To apply for any of our pilot training scholarships, get in touch with an L3Harris Flight Academy Admissions Officer. For more information about your desired aviation scholarship, click on the ‘Request Info’ button to open an inquiry form. Please enter your personal details and reference the specific Scholarship within the questions or comments section.

One of our Admissions Officers will be in touch with you once you submit your form to discuss the next steps.

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Why L3Harris Flight Academy
100% funding available for those who qualify
100% funding available for those who qualify

We work with 11 affiliate airlines (with pathways to United, American and Delta)
We work with 11 affiliate airlines (with pathways to United, American and Delta)

96% of graduates who stay with us to build flight hours go on to be placed with airlines
96% of graduates who stay with us to build flight hours go on to be placed with airlines

Guaranteed Flight Instructor interview upon graduation
Guaranteed Flight Instructor interview upon graduation

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