Mitchell Cary/Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship

Learn to Fly with NAHA! If you are between 15 and 21 years old and dream of flying, the National Aviation Heritage Alliance can get you started.

NAHA sponsors a scholarship program that will provide $1,500 worth of flying lessons towards earning a Private Pilot or Light Sport Pilot’s Certificate. That’s enough for the average person to learn to fly solo!

This is a competitive scholarship. Only one will be awarded this year but more will be available as funds permit. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be between 15 and 21 years old.
  • Live or go to school in one of the counties of the National Aviation Heritage Area: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Shelby, or Warren. Those outside the Area who have completed Air Camp* and meet the other requirements are also eligible.
  • Be able to pass an FAA third-class medical exam or have a valid Ohio driver’s license
  • Submit an application with supporting documents to NAHA

Instructions for submitting the application are on the form itself. It must be submitted by close of business on Friday, March 1, 2024, to the Executive Director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance. If you have questions, please follow email instructions. No phone calls, please.

Apply now and #ComeDiscoverFly!