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Epic Flight Academy Aviation/Pilot Scholarship

Offered by Epic Flight Academy

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 15, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$5,000 - $20,000

Grade level

High School Juniors & Seniors

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

October 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Epic Flight Academy Aviation/Pilot Scholarship is open to currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors in the U.S. who want to pursue a career in piloting. To apply, students must submit their answers to several short essay questions, a Youtube video, and letters of recommendation. Each year, the top applicant will be selected to win a $20,000 scholarship to fully fund their Private Pilot’s License, while the runner-ups will receive a $5,000 scholarship toward flight training.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by December 31st of their application year, and must be able to start training within 12 months of being awarded the scholarship. In addition, applicants must have consistent, reliable transportation to attend Epic Flight Academy or be willing to relocate there during training. If you’re a high school upperclassman looking for an opportunity to pursue your piloting dreams, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and fly high!

About Epic Flight Academy

Epic Flight Academy, since 1999, has trained thousands of commercial airline pilots from 80+ countries. Their graduates fly for 300+ airlines around the world, and as a Cessna Service Center, the Academy operates a fleet of new generation aircrafts purchased new from the factory with glass cockpit avionics. This puts trainees in the pilot’s seat of training aircrafts, whether the training takes place in a new generation flight simulator to save you time and money, a Cessna 172, or a Piper Seminole.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Juniors & Seniors


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest



Applicants must be able to present a Third Class Medical Certificate.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.


2-minute-long Youtube video

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Epic Flight Academy Aviation/Pilot Scholarship winner will be announced: November 4, 2023.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Epic Flight Academy at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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