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Grants & Scholarships


CAP is not conducting an educator member grant program at this time, but would like to share three alliance organizational grant/scholarship programs:

1- The Air Force Association (AFA), CAP's partner in aerospace/STEM education, works to try to assist K-12th grade educators perpetuate aerospace/STEM education programs/projects with an annual $500 competitive grant program. The application dates are from September 1st- December 15th each year. Grant recipients are announced in February.  Find info HERE. 

Find an AFA chapter to assist in the classroom and help with a nomination for the AFA Teacher of the Year program (at the chapter level, which comes with a $250 award; at the state level, which comes with a $500 award; and at the national level, which comes with a $3,000, $2,000, or $1,000 award).


2- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) also has an AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program for K-12 educators who are AIAA educator members. The application dates are from October 1 to January 17.  Grant recipients are announced each February. Find info HERE.

The AIAA also has a FIRST LEGO League Grant Program with information HERE.


3- The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has an AOPA teacher Flight Training Scholarship program.  Eligibility involves being an AOPA Member, as well as a full time employee of a school or school system, and, teaching the free AOPA High School Aviation STEM Curriculum. The application dates are from January 1-March 1.  

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Although CAP does not endorse any other sites, the following may help locate other educator grants, although you should use your own discernment before opening any site:






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