Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship

Written by Paul Wynns

This scholarship is named after Richard L. Taylor, Professor Emeritus, who for 22 years was the director of flight operations and education at The Ohio State University. Professor Taylor is the award-winning author of 14 books on aviation, including Instrument Flying, IFR for VFR Pilots and Understanding Flying. Professor Taylor's vision, insight and drive helped expand flight education and training at Ohio State. His distinctive leadership fostered extensive opportunities for aviation students to further their careers as professional pilots.

The Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship of $1,500, is to be used for one year of full-time undergraduate study. One award will be granted each year.

Applicants of the Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship must be:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university
  • Be enrolled in a flight program through the college/university with aspirations to become a professional pilot (general or commercial aviation)
  • Have a private pilot's license - a copy must be included in application the packet
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. (Applicant must submit an official transcript)
  • Complete the official application
  • Be a senior in high school planning a career in the general aviation field


The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) is the educational arm of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), which has been representing the interests of the general aviation business community since its formation in 1940. The NATA is known for its dedication to promoting safety standards, professional growth, and knowledge sharing within the aviation industry. The NATF, ...

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Eligibility information

High School Seniors & College Students