2024 Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarships

The Westchester Aviation Association has partnered with Tradewind Aviation and Academy of Aviation in awarding two aviation scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each. These scholarships will be issued as credit to be used toward ground school and/or flight training at the Academy of Aviation located at the Westchester County Airport.The credit must be used within one year of receiving the awarded amount.

Scholarship Award will be presented in person at the Westchester Aviation Association’s Safety Day, June 11th 2024.

To apply for the Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship, the applicant must:

Be at least 16 years old.

Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, colleague, employer, organizational leader, etc.

Submit a short essay as applicable to include: academic history, career background, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and personal information (name, address, telephone number, and email address).

Submit up to a 5-minute video to include: aviation background and future goals, 5-year personal/professional growth plan, how this scholarship will aid in helping you achieve your objective and financial needs.

Not be currently enrolled in a flight program at Academy of Aviation.

Click here to submit your application!


Submission Deadline: May 21, 2024

Applicants may apply to only one category and must not be a previous recipient.

Questions? Email Executive Director Jennifer Kempsey


Thank you to our Sponsors!

2023 Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2023
Bill Weaver Scholarship Award Winners
Kamora Freeland & Joseph Barca

2022 Recipients

WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship

Introductory Flight Award Winner

Alexandre Babkine-Osterrath

Professional Pilot Award Winner

Philip Martin

2021 Recipients

WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarship

Introductory Flight Award Winner

Sarah Bailey

Professional Pilot Award Winner

Edward Jimenez



Westchester Aviation Association is a non-profit organization.

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