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Lyons Aviation Scholarship

Offered by The Lyons Aviation Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 18, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

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.

January 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you an aspiring pilot between the ages of 16 and 24? If so, consider applying for the Lyons Aviation Scholarship! The scholarship is open to individuals who will be available to complete pilot training to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate within the next six months. The scholarship is offered by the Lyons Aviation Foundation, a private foundation looking to provide financial support and encouragement to future pilots. For over 66 years, the Lyons family has given deserving individuals the opportunity to pursue a career in aviation as professional pilots by providing financial support. Every year, they award between $1,500 and the entire cost of obtaining a private pilot certificate to winning recipients of their Lyons Aviation Scholarship. If you are passionate about becoming a pilot and are looking for some help paying for your certification, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who will be available to complete pilot training to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate within the next six months. Applicants must also be able to obtain a FAA Third-Class Medical certificate and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, mail your online application and the below application materials to: The Lyons Aviation Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 381, Eastlake, CO 80614.

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 US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Lyons Aviation Scholarship winner will be announced: April 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Lyons Aviation Foundation at [email protected].

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