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Application Procedures

BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The following criteria apply to all scholarships.  Additional criteria will be noted within the specifics of an individual scholarship's description.

  1. Be a current CAP Cadet.
  2. Have earned the Billy Mitchell Award (except for the Col Mary Feik Flight Scholarship, which only requires the Wright Brothers).
  3. Be enrolled in a full-time (as determined by the school) course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
  4. Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school you attend.
  5. 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. 

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Log on to e-Services.
  2. From the CAP Utilities on the left side, select "Cadet Programs," and then select the "Scholarships" application. 
  3. Fill out each of the first four sections completely.
  4. Upload your Resume (if needed), Letter of Recommendation (LoR), 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 “CAPIDLastNameDocName.”  For example, your resume would be, “444444SmithResume.”  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 scholarships@capnhq.gov 
  5. Go to the sixth 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 your LoR is uncomfortable with handing the letter to you to upload, they can send in their LoR via email to scholarships@capnhq.gov or mail it to:

CAP National Headquarters/CP
Attn: Scholarships
105 S Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB, 36112

NOTES ABOUT APPLYING:  All applications must be completed through the eServices online application module.

CAP Grade:  This item should autopopulate.  Notify Cadet Programs at scholarships@capnhq.gov if it does not.

Documents to Upload: Check the requirements for each scholarship to which you are applying and upload all documents to your singular application.

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 this 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: You may include one (1) letter of recommendation from a CAP Senior Member that has first-hand knowledge of your academic abilities, leadership and character. For Private Pilot & Beyond Flight Scholarships, you may upload up to 3 letters of recommendation. (Add the number 1, 2 or 3 to the end of your document name to distinguish the different recommendations.)

Flight Plan: If you are applying for a flight scholarship, include a statement describing how you will spend your scholarship, to include your flight training plan (where you will 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 document 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, etc., at this time. CAP will request those documents from you only if you are selected to receive a scholarship. 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.

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