The IAC helps facilitate the three following scholarships annually. The first three scholarships have an application deadline of June 30, 2021 and the Michael Blackstone Memorial scholarship has a deadline of March 15. Application forms can be downloaded from the IAC website: www.iac.org/scholarships . Follow the submission instructions on the application form carefully. Return the completed applications to: iac [at] eaa.org ( ) The recipients of the first three scholarships are announced at AirVenture in July 2021 (the recipient does not need to be present).
IAC CP Aviation Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship in Memory of Vicki Cruse
This scholarship aims to promote aviation safety through unusual attitude and aerobatic training. The scholarship includes three modules of the EMT® course which includes Stall/Spin Awareness, In-flight Emergencies, and Basic Aerobatics. The course will be taught in a Citabria and Decathlon.
Qualifications: The recipient must be a member of IAC and hold a private pilot certificate. Scholarship Amount: $3,100 (no cash value).
The recipient will receive a full two day course at Greg Koontz Airshows aerobatic school which includes two nights lodging at Sky Country Lodge, all meals, four lessons in the Super Decathlon including extensive ground instruction. The recipient would only be responsible for travel to and from the school.
Qualifications: Current flight instructor certficate and a tail wheel endorsement are strictly required. Scholarship Amount: $3,600 (no cash value).
The purpose of the scholarship is to promote aviation safety through aerobatics training. The recipient of this scholarship will receive a payment of $2,000, in the form of a check made payable to the aerobatic school where the recipient will be training. Training must be conducted at a facility approved by the Chapter 78 Scholarship committee and training must be completed within a 12 month period from receiving the grant.
The successful scholarship applicant must be well-rounded, involved in school and community activities as well as in aviation. The applicant’s academic record should demonstrate that they could successfully complete the educational portion of aerobatic training. Flight instructor comment reports or letters of recommendation must indicate that the successful applicant has the basic flying skills and potential to benefit from this type of training.
The Michael E. Blackstone Memorial Scholarship
The Fullerton Chapter (California) of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an International Organization of Women Pilots, will fund a $2000.00 Scholarship in memory of Michael E. Blackstone for entrants with at least a private pilot certificate to pursue Emergency Maneuvering Training and/or Basic Aerobatics. Captain Michael E. Blackstone was an avid aerobatic pilot, airline pilot and a CFI who encouraged countless young people to pursue careers in aviation. He founded Air Combat USA in 1989, which thrived under his leadership for 26 years.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee made up of aviation and business leaders who will score the applications and determine a winner. Application deadline, March 15.
Visit our scholarship webpage for other opportunities: https://www.iac.org/scholarships