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Offered by Virginia Department of Aviation & Virginia Airport Operators Council
The Department administers two Virginia Airport Operators Council (VAOC) scholarships: the John R. Lillard Scholarship and the Kenneth R. Scott Scholarship. Both scholarships are open to deserving students who are graduating from a public high school within the Commonwealth of Virginia and who are admitted to an institution of higher education in the field of aviation management and/or aviation sciences. Unless otherwise directed by the applicant, the Department will consider applicants for both the John R. Lillard and Kenneth R. Scott scholarships, and may reward a $3,000 scholarship to two separate applicants or combine both scholarships for a single applicant, at its sole discretion.
If you’re a graduating high school senior from Virginia wanting to pursue a career in aviation, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and soar towards your dreams.
The Virginia Department of Aviation is an executive branch agency, reporting to the Virginia Secretary of Transportation, whose creation and powers are contained in Title 5.1 - Aviation. The Virginia Department of Aviation's Mission is to develop, promote, and advance aviation in Virginia for the benefit of all. They do this in partnership with airports and others in Virginia to improve airport facilities, cultivate new technologies, inspire the next generation, and foster economic development.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
High School Senior
To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.
Letter of Recommendation
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