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SSA Flight Training Scholarships

SSA Flight Training Scholarships

Background:

SSA members and others have been generous in recent years to fund additional flight training scholarships, named and un-named, in addition to the other named awards. Sometimes the available funding is not known prior to the application period opening, but applications that qualify for the other scholarships will be considered for an award subject to available funding.

Pre-/Post-solo SSA member STUDENT pilots 13 - 24 years old may apply. Applicants must express both desire and a plan for success and if under 18, must
have parent/guardian support for participation. Applicants must make a good case through a personal statement, in the form of an essay, and letters of recommendation supporting their interest and desire in learning to fly gliders, their financial need, and their promise in other aspects of life.

The flight training organization must be willing to cooperate on the reimbursement process. Promotion and fulfillment of the program are a cooperation between SSA, which administers and judges the scholarship, and local soaring chapters, clubs,
and schools, who get reimbursement for their qualified charges; tows, glider rental, instructional costs, and costs of successful exams.

Funds are not available for dues, joining fees, or other non-training costs.  Award of $2000 in SSA credit for direct flight training expenses. $1250 will be available initially. The remaining $750 will be available following both solo or successful completion of the FAA Knowledge Test.

Detailed invoices of flight training expenses must be invoiced to the SSA at scholarshiop@ssa.org, for payment to the servicing organization. No expenses will be paid two years after the date the award announcement.

Application form.

Posted: 12/4/2019 By: Youth/Junior Committee


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