BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The following criteria apply to all scholarships and programs. Additional criteria will be noted within the specifics of an individual scholarship's or program's description.
Be a current CAP Cadet.
Be enrolled in a full-time (as determined by the school) course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school you attend.
Have NOT been a previous recipient for the scholarship or program to which you are applying. For example, if you received a Cadet Academic Scholarship last year, this year you may apply for the USAA Academic scholarship or another named academic scholarship, or any flight scholarship, but you may not apply for the Cadet Academic Scholarship again.
HOW TO APPLY
Log on to e-Services.
From the CAP Utilities on the left side, select "Cadet Programs," and then select the "CadetInvest" application.
Fill out each of the first five sections completely. Be sure to tick boxes for ALL the scholarships or programs you would like to be considered for.
In the sixth section, upload your Resume (if needed), Letter of Recommendation (LoR) (if needed), and additional required documents as applicable. Each document must be in PDF format. There is a 3 MB limit on file size, so we ask that you optimize your PDF to reduce it to the smallest size possible before uploading. Title your document “LastNameCAPIDDocName.” For example, your resume would be, “Smith444444Resume.” If you can't create a PDF with your software or you cannot upload your files onto the site, skip this step, but email the files to CadetInvest@capnhq.gov.
Go to the seventh section and submit the application prior to the published deadline. You should receive a notification that the application is submitted.
If the individual you ask to write an LoR is uncomfortable with handing the letter to you to upload, they can send in their LoR via email to CadetInvest@capnhq.gov or mail it to:
CAP National Headquarters/CP
105 S Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB, 36112
NOTES ABOUT APPLYING & DOCUMENTS TO UPLOAD:
All applications must be completed through the eServices online application module. Check the requirements for each scholarship or program to which you are applying and upload all documents to your singular application. You can return to an application and make changes, but it will reset approvals if you do so.
CAP Grade: This item should autopopulate. If it does not appear to populate, submit the application, (you may get warnings the application is not complete), exit the application and your browser then return to the module. Your grade should now be filled. Notify Cadet Programs at CadetInvest@capnhq.gov if it does not.
Resume: You may include a document in resume format, not longer than 2 pages, detailing any academic, community or CAP activities not addressed on previous tabs of the application. Please include a statement about your future goals. If applying for a flying scholarship, include any relevant aeronautical experiences, including those outside of CAP.
Letter of Recommendation: If you are applying for a flight scholarship or other flight program, you may upload one (1) letter of recommendation from an instructor pilot who has flown with you. Other scholarships may require a letter of recommendation and so check the scholarship or program-specific sub-page.
Flight Plan: If you are applying for a flight scholarship or program, include a statement describing how you will spend your scholarship, to include your flight training plan (select your preferred “Flight Path Method” and “Flight Path Track” found in CAPP 60-43, Cadet Wings Student Guide, indicate the airport from which you would fly, the name of the FBO/CFI, how often you will fly, when you will begin and end your training, etc.).
Feik Questionnaire: Please upload Feik questionnaire if you are applying for this scholarship. If you are applying for Feik only, you need not upload a resume. Link to the Feik Questionnaire is on the Flight Scholarships page.
Hanna Memorial Essay: Please upload Hanna essay if you are applying for this scholarship. Link to the document is on the Flight Scholarships page.
You are not required to provide transcripts, test scores, student certificate etc., at this time. CAP will request those documents from you only if you are selected to receive a scholarship or enroll in a program. CAP will validate the information you provide on this electronic application with your official school transcript.
How do I know if I am selected? NHQ will post the names of the winners online and the members that have been selected for a scholarship will receive an email with details on what supporting documents they need to provide.
Does an IB (International Baccalaureate) course count as an AP (Advanced Placement) course? Yes, IB courses are considered a dual enrollment course and would count towards the AP completed courses.