Scholarship Opportunities
                                     National Advanced Flight Academy (NAFA) Scholarship
                                                  Lt Col William E. Hanna, Jr. Memorial Flight Scholarship
                                                               Dr. Ron Hanson Academic Scholarship

The CAP scholarship program is funded by member support.  If individuals would like to make a donation to the scholarship program, go to this link.  Indicate in the "Comment" box that the donation is for "Cadet Programs Scholarships."

Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides academic and flight scholarships to select, deserving cadets and seniors.  Specific scholarships are announced each fall, and combined with our college partners, we offer over $350,000 in awards. Be sure to check the modules on the left for opportunities for scholarships and internships.  You also can view past recipient lists through the links on the right.

The following criteria applies to all scholarships.  Additional criteria will be noted within the specifics of an individual scholarship description:

1 Be a current CAP member;
2 Have earned the Billy Mitchell Award  (except for the Col Mary Feik Flight Scholarship, which requires the Wright Brothers) or have received a Senior Rating in any specialty track; 
3. Be enrolled in a full-time course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded;
4. Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school;
5. Have not received the scholarship to which you are applying.  For example, you received a Cadet  Academic Scholarship last year.  This year you may apply for the USAA Academic scholarship or another named academic scholarship, or any flight scholarship, but you may not apply for the Cadet Academic Scholarship again.

Apply via the e-Services Scholarship module when opened.  A link is available on the  Application Procedures   page of this website.

Please read all of the instructions before you start your application.

Read the important information on  calculating a GPA.  

The deadline to apply is December 31, 2016.  

Scholarship recipients are announced in March to April.

Finalist can review their instructions on the Finalist page.

Only those members who have been selected for scholarships will need to provide official school transcripts and other supporting documents to validate the information that is provided in the application.