The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) is offering $300,000 in aviation scholarships this year, doubling last year’s amount. The scholarships are funded through industry partners and membership donations. Industry partners offering scholarships through NGPA in the 2022 program include Alaska Air Group, American Airlines, American Flight Schools, Coradine, Delta Air Lines, Envoy, Epic Flight Academy, FedEx, Flex Air, Netflix, Piedmont, PSA, Republic Airways, Solairus Aviation, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
“NGPA is starting off Pride Month by opening our scholarship program. Over $200,000 of this year’s scholarship offerings are extended to students participating in the United Aviate Academy through our partnership with United Airlines. We’ve helped many young people achieve their aviation goals, and we are excited to continue doing that through like partnerships,” says NGPA v-p Troy Merritt.
The scholarships are available for all levels of flight training and other aviation-related higher educational training. They are awarded regardless of an individual’s gender identity, expression, or orientation, but all applicants are asked to provide evidence of their contributions to the LGBTQ community. All applicants must be members of the organization; membership can be purchased or renewed at NGPA's website. The application window is open through July 31, 2022.