Lyons Aviation Scholarship

Written by Paul Wynns
$1500 awards yearly aviation scholarship to financially support a deserving young person pursuing their Private Pilot Certificate.
  • You must be between the ages of 16-24 on April 25th of the scholarship year you are applying for
  • You must not currently hold a Private Pilot Certificate- Airplane
  • You must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • You must of good moral character (have no misdemeanor or felony convictions)
  • You must be able to read, write, and speak English to FAA standards
  • You must be able to obtain a FAA Third-Class Medical certificate (only requested if selected for scholarship)
  • The scholarship recipient must commit to using scholarship funds towards their private pilot certificate within 8 months of being named a recipient.

The application is posted in September each year with the deadline being around mid January of the following year.


The Lyons Aviation Foundation is a dedicated organization focused on supporting the future of aviation through educational scholarships and funding opportunities for aspiring pilots. The Foundation's commitment to aviation education stems from a recognition of the crucial need for new pilots in the industry, aiming to address this demand by helping to alleviate the financial burdens that often ...

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Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who will be available to complete pilot training to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate within the next six months. Applicants must also be able to obtain a FAA Third-Class Medical certificate and meet the below eligibility requirements.

HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students,Citizenship,US Citizens, Permanent Residents,Academic Interest Aviation/Aerospace