Getting started down the path to a career in aviation is a big decision and takes commitment. Ultimately it can lead to one of the most rewarding careers available. A common mistake for new students, is failing to seek out and research all of their options for financial aid.
There are many ways to fund your flight training, and a scholarship might be the perfect fit for any student. Cornerstone Aviation provides scholarship opportunities through private organizations. See these organizations below and find a scholarship that will work for you.
What types of scholarships are available?
Most of the following scholarships are for college students. Some may be for high school students entering college. For further information about requirements, write to the contacts named in the list below. Information is provided alphabetically, according to the organization providing the award. Be sure to check back with CSA, as this list continues to grow over time.
Matt was a much admired pilot who trained at Cornerstone Aviation and SLCC. He earned his Private Pilot license on September 19, 2014 and was a day away from his Instrument Rating check ride, when he tragically lost his life in a skiing accident at Brighton Ski Resort. He was training to become a commercial pilot.
Matt Kamenev Scholarship
An avid skier since age 6, Matt was a much loved employee of Brighton Ski Resort for the last 3 seasons and was only 24 when he passed away.
Among other memorial scholarship programs that have been established in Matt’s honor, we would like to award a number of qualified Cornerstone students, the $500.00 check ride fee. It is a pleasure for us to help a Cornerstone Aviation student achieve his/her goal and pursue their passion in Matt’s memory.
To qualify for this award in a timely fashion, please fill out and submit the following form and you will be contacted within 3 to 5 days of receipt:
Finance Your Training
It is no secret that the cost of flight training can be expensive. This should not stop you from achieving your goals. CSA has done the research for you and is here to say, there are affordable options. Below is a list of ways to take the stress out of financing your flight training. Consider the following trusted flight organizations:
AOPA offers a credit line with cash backs incentive for various amounts/interest rates based on approved credit. Learn more about AOPA’s Flex Aviation Loans today.
Flying isn’t cheap, but the payoff is well worth the expense. First year salaries at the Regional Airlines can exceed $60,000. The big question is how to secure the funds to get to the career occupation. Mountain America Credit Union loans Utah residents up to $40,000 as a student alternative deferred loan. Pilot Finance also does student loans for individual ratings. Learn more through the MACU website.
We have partnered with the Meritize Platform to provide our students with financing options to fund your education. With a Meritize Loan, you can get credit for your merit and potentially improve your loan options by sharing your academic history or military background, if approved, full deferment during school is available for certain products.
Check your loan options in minutes without impacting your credit score. Learn more through the Meritize website.