The 2017/18 scholarship application cycle is closed.
Please be sure to read the application procedures below and on linked webpages prior to applying in eServices.
**NEW as of 15 DECEMBER**
Thanks to a generous donation from Continental Motors Group, CAP is offering a $12,000 non-residential private pilot scholarship. Check out details on the Flight Scholarship page and be sure to check the "Private Pilot and Beyond" box on your application to be considered for this award.
***NEW AS OF 19 DECEMBER***
The CAP Board of Governors has met its personal fundraising goal. Through their efforts, they have raised an additional $5,000 to award two $2,500 academic scholarships. Check out the details on the Academic Scholarship page and be sure to check the "CAP Cadet Academic" scholarship box on your application to be considered for this award.
The CAP scholarship program is funded by member support. If individuals would like to make a donation to the scholarship program, go to this link. Those wishing to create an honorary or memorial scholarship, contact CAP Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SCHOOL AND FLYING
Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides academic and flight scholarships to select, deserving cadets. (Senior member scholarships are no longer available through this application process. Check through your unit, wing or region for senior member scholarship opportunities.) These scholarships are taxable, and therefore you will receive a 1099 at the end of the year. The scholarship portfolio is announced each fall, and combined with our college partners, cadets are eligible for over $350,000 in awards. Be sure to check the modules on the left for opportunities for scholarships and internships external to the CAP through our associations with other verified organizations. You also can view past recipient lists through the links on the right.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The following criteria apply to all scholarships. Additional criteria will be noted within the specifics of an individual scholarship descriptions.
- Be a current CAP Cadet.
- Have earned the Billy Mitchell Award (except for the Col Mary Feik Flight Scholarship, which only requires the Wright Brothers).
- 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 received previously the scholarship 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.
Apply via the e-Services Scholarship module when the application window opens. A link is available on the Application Procedures page of this website.
Please read all of the instructions before you start your application.
Read the important information on calculating a GPA.
The deadline to apply is December 31.
Scholarship recipients are announced in March.
Finalist can review their instructions on the Finalist webpage, linked on the left.
Only those members who are selected for scholarships will need to provide official school transcripts and other supporting documents to validate information they provided in their application.