2021 WAA Bill Weaver 

Aviation Scholarship

The Westchester Aviation Association and the Academy of Aviation will award two aviation scholarships in 2021 for flight training in the amounts of $6,000 and $2,500. The scholarship amounts will be awarded as a credit to be used at the Academy of Aviation flight school located at Westchester County Airport and must be used within one year of receiving the awarded amount. 

In addition, The Westchester Aviation Association will offer a Professional Development Scholarship to enable qualified candidates to pursue business aviation leadership skills and further progress in their business aviation career

Professional Pilot Career Award - $6,000 for flight training for a licensed pilot working toward an advanced rating at the Academy of Aviation at Westchester County Airport.

Introductory Flight Award - $2,500 for introductory ground school and flight training at the Academy of Aviation at Westchester County Airport.

Professional Aviation Development Award - $1,500 for expenses related to continuing education, PDP courses, CAM training and testing, and business aviation conference registration.

To apply for the Professional Pilot Career Award, the applicant must:

✓  Be at least 17 years old.

✓  Hold a Private Pilot Certificate.

✓  Submit a copy of your Pilot’s License.

✓  Submit a copy of the last two pages of your log book.

✓  Submit a professional resume with your contact information.

✓  Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: Your aviation history and goals, where you hope to be in 5 years, how this scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your financial need. In the video, please include the specific training that you are seeking to accomplish, i.e. Private pilot rating, Commercial rating, etc.

  Click here to submit your application

To apply for the Introductory Flight Award, the applicant must:

✓ Be at least 16 years old.

✓ Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, scout leaders, CAP leaders etc.

✓ Submit a resume that includes academic qualifications including courses taken and grades achieved, extra-curricular activities, name, address, telephone number, and email address.

✓  Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: Your aviation history and goals, where you hope to be in 5 years, how this scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your financial need. 

✓  Click here to submit your application

To apply for the Professional Aviation Development Award, the applicant must: 

✓  Be at least 21 years old.

✓  Submit a professional resume with your contact information.

✓  Be currently employed in the business aviation industry in Westchester County, NY

✓  Submit a professional resume with your contact info.

✓  Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: Your aviation history and goals, where you hope to be in 5 years, how this scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your financial need. In the video please include the specific career path that you wish to pursue should you be awarded this scholarship.

✓  Click here to submit your application

The recipients of these scholarships will be announced 

at a future WAA Sponsored event. 

The recipients will be required to attend.


Submission Deadline: April 17, 2021

Applicants may apply to only one category, may not be a previous recipient

or enrolled in a current flight program at Academy of Aviation.

Questions? Email Executive Director Michelle Judice

ed@westchesteraviation.org 


Westchester Aviation Association is a non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 447  |  Purchase, NY 10577-0447

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