PAPA Scholarship & Safety Foundation Program

Written by Charlie Copeland

The CEPA PAPA Scholarship & Safety Foundation Program is a scholarship program for aspiring pilots. The program offers one $2,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships. 
The program is offered by the Palwaukee Airport Pilots Association. Applicants must be full-time students who are Illinois residents and attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Illinois.

A course of study in a recognized professional aviation program is defined as a flight training program, a professional aviation technician program, such as A&P or avionics technician, an aeronautical engineering program, an aviation business management program, or a program to become a professional in any field of aviation. Please note that there is a separate scholarship award for people who are pursuing a career path in aviation and are qualified for the Flight Training Scholarship for those training in a non-academic program.

Multiple awards worth

$1,000 - $2,000

Application deadline


Palwaukee Airport Pilots Association (PAPA) serves pilots and aviation enthusiasts associated with Chicago Executive Airport, formerly known as Palwaukee Municipal Airport, in Wheeling/Prospect Heights, Illinois. This organization represents a community of individuals with a shared passion for aviation, focusing on promoting aviation safety, education, and camaraderie among its members. PAPA is ...

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Eligibility information

College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors