John R. Lillard Scholarship/Kenneth R. Scott Scholarship

Written by Charlie Copeland
The John R. Lillard Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) distributes financial assistance to deserving students who are graduating from a public high school within the Commonwealth of Virginia and who are admitted to an institution of higher education in the field of aviation management and/or aviation sciences. Unless otherwise directed by the applicant, the Foundation will consider applicants for both the John R. Lillard and Kenneth R. Scott scholarships. The Foundation reserves the right to award a $3,000 scholarship to two separate applicants or combine both scholarships for a single applicant, at its sole discretion. The Foundation has an equal opportunity policy for judging all applications. 
  • Open to Virginia high school seniors
  • Must have at least a 3.50 unweighted GPA
  • Must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college.

Multiple awards worth

$3,000 - $6,000

Application deadline


The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) and the Virginia Airport Operators Council (VAOC) are two distinct entities working towards the advancement and support of the aviation sector in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each organization plays a critical role in fostering the development, safety, and efficiency of aviation within the state, though they operate from different standpoints.

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Eligibility information

High School Senior