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.



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EAA Flight Training and Post-Secondary Scholarships

Are you interested in pursuing flight or a career in aviation or an aviation-related field? We encourage well-rounded individuals who are involved in their school or community and interested in the world of aviation to apply for an EAA scholarship.

Here are the key dates for this year’s scholarship cycles:

Next Cycle: Opens November 1, 2022 and Closes March 1, 2023 - Flight Training Scholarships & Post-Secondary Scholarships

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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