NGPA, which supports the worldwide LGBTQ+ aviation community, said its aviation scholarships for the 2021 cycle total more than $150,000. Funded by NGPA member donations and industry partners, this year’s offerings include scholarships for all levels of pilot training, as well as aircraft dispatcher, aircraft maintenance technician, and higher education training.
According to NGPA, the only requirement for these scholarships is a membership to the organization, though all applicants are asked to provide evidence of their contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. The deadline for applications is Aug. 31, 2021.
“The NGPA scholarship program is at the core of what our mission is all about. It’s our chance to effect real change by enabling greater participation in aviation by the LGBTQ+ community and their allies,” said NGPA chair Steven Tustin. “Breaking down the financial barriers to being an aviation professional is a critical component to making aviation a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry.“
With this year’s scholarships, NGPA will have awarded more than $900,000 since this program started in 1998.