Between January 1st through March 31st of each year.
1. Submit a one page cover letter addressed to the selection committee stating the reasons you want to be selected for pilot training with your career goals.
2. Attach a one page resume outlining your achievements focusing on the selection criteria.
3. Attach a high school transcript.
4. Attach proof of residency.
5. Attach a copy of your drivers lisence.
6. Attach two letters of reference.
7. If younger than 18 years of age, attach a parental consent letter.
8. Mail your package to Grand Aces Foundation, P.O. Box 216, Ketchum, OK 74349. Or, Email your package to Lorraine@GrandAces.org
Do to the nature of the training, applicants must pass a drug test, class 3 FAA medical exam, and a motor vehicle background check. Upon satisfactorily completing these items, you will be enrolled in a flight training program at a local regional airport, The scholarship will be paid directly to your student account.
Yes, failure to pass the required ground training and FAA exam would disqualify an individual. Not being recommended to SOLO by your instructor pilot or failing to maintain an FAA medical would also be examples of elimination.
At this time, no. Our goal is to get individuals their private pilots license. However, we hope to establish a network in the area of opportunities to continue your flying career and to build flight time. Use the link below to find out about other Aviation Scholarships that are available.
Yes, we hope to expand throughout Oklahoma, into Southeast Kansas, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas if funds become available. But until then use the link above to find out about other Aviation Scholarships that are available.
Grand Aces will cover the expenses for the required drug screening and FAA Medical. After completing the drug sceening, the Grand Aces Scholarship will be adminastered in two phases. Phase 1: $5,000 to cover ground school, and initial flight training. Grand Aces will reimburse the student for the cost of a passing FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. 2: After Passing the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam, an additional $5,000 will be awarded towards completing your FAA requirements towards a Private Pilots License. A well prepared student pilot should be able to achieve the ground and flight instruction to obtain a private pilots license with a Grand Aces Scholarship. Recommended equipment and flight manuals, along with recommended flight planning apps are optional and at the student's expense.