The following scholarships are offered by IAC to promote aerobatic training and education.

  • 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 applicant must be a member of IAC and hold a private pilot certificate. Scholarship amount: $3100 (no cash value).  Deadline June 30.

  • Greg Koontz Airshows Aerobatic Instructor Scholarship in Memory of Bobby Younkin

    This scholarship aims to promote and improve the aerobatic instruction field. The scholarship will be offered to any CFI as an aerobatic instructor course if already aerobatic experienced or as a basic aerobatic course to a CFI with no aerobatic experience. A tailwheel endorsement and current flight instructor certificate are strictly required.. Scholarship amount $3600 (no cash value)  Deadline June 30.


The following scholarship is offered by IAC Chapters to promote aerobatic training:

  • Doug Yost Memorial Aerobatic Scholarship Grant

    The Douglas Yost Memorial Aerobatic Scholarship Grant is administered by Chapter 78 of the International Aerobatic Club and awarded annually. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote aviation safety through aerobatics training. The recipient of this scholarship will receive a cash 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. Qualifications: The Applicant should be a certified flight instructor (CFI) or be receiving flight instruction with the intention of becoming a CFI.  However this is not a mandatory requirement. The applicant can be attending College or other post-secondary school or have recently completed college. The successful applicant will have demonstrated that he or she has the basic flying skills and potential to benefit from and to pass on lessons learned from this type of training.   Deadline June 30.


Other Scholarship Links*


The Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund 

Courtesy of the Ray Foundation, EAA is able to offer a scholarship program for deserving youths and their flight training expenses. CLICK HERE for more information.  

Current Deadline January 31, 2021

March 1, 2021 – June 1, 2021: Flight Training Scholarships* (for those starting flight training July 1 – Dec. 31)

*Please note, you have one year from the date of your award to use the funds of an EAA scholarship. If not all money is used during this designated year, the money will revert back to the EAA Scholarship Fund.


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.

CLICK HERE for Scholarship application procedures.

Applications must be received by March 15 each year.








 Figure 1 Foundation

The Figure 1 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to aviation scholarships. The foundation acts as a conduit between investors and determined individuals pursuing a career in aviation.

Our mission is to educate, enable, and inspire the general aviation community at the grassroots level in order to promote change in safety and growth in the aviation industry as a whole.



International Council of Air Shows Foundation 

ICAS offers numerous scholarships for pilots, instructors and performers.

* These links do not constitute an endorsement by IAC.



Updated 03-15-21 LP