SCAA supports and encourages the growth of aviation in South Carolina through its annual scholarship program.
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It is the mission of the SCAA South Carolina Aviation Association to actively promote and encourage aviation and airport development to meet air transportation needs and assist the state in achieving economic development goals.
SCAA Scholarship Program
Deadline to Apply: April 30 each year
The South Carolina Aviation Association SCAA scholarship program will provide limited assistance for South Carolina residents attending a school inside or outside of the state who wish to pursue a career in the aviation industry. The objective of the scholarship fund is to promote the aviation industry in South Carolina. In recent years, awarded scholarships have been provided at a level of $1,000. Funds are paid directly to the institution/school.
The SCAA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the board of directors.
Participating students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 or its equivalent. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be recommended by a member in good standing with SCAA. Requirements and qualifications may be added or deleted by the SCAA Board of Directors as they deem necessary.
Once an application has been received, it will remain on file and in contention until all funds have been expended. Applicants will receive letters of notification once their application has been either declined or approved. Students may reapply each year, but first-time applicants will receive preferential consideration.
Aviation history in South Carolina runs deep. Click a video to learn more.
South Carolina is the home state of several astronauts, including Challenger astronaut Ronald E. McNair and astronaut and former NASA administration Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Aviation and Aerospace industries generate STEM-based careers, and SCAA supports a diverse and skilled pipeline of aviation professionals. Learn more about the Challenger Learning Center in Columbia, S.C., and the FAA Aviation & Space Education Initiative.
“This scholarship will allow me to continue my flight training for my commercial license at Auburn University. Thank you for believing in me and investing in my career!”
-Jack Tenbrunsel, 2018 Scholarship Recipient