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National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF)

Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship

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1500 USD
United States
31 Mar 2023
Application deadline


The Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship is the newest addition to the National Air Transportation Foundation's (NATF) scholarship program.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to 1,500 USD ($)

Scholarship coverage

  • other


The scholarship is offered to a college or university student continuing his or her education in the aviation industry.

The scholarship is named after Richard L. Taylor, Associate Professor Emeritus, and for 22 years a member of the Aviation Department at the Ohio State University. The last seven of those years he held the position of Director of Flight Operations and Education. Professor Taylor is the award-winning author of 14 aviation books including Instrument Flying, IFR for VFR Pilots and Understanding Flying. Professor Taylor's vision, insight and drive helped expand flight education and training at Ohio State. His distinctive leadership fostered extensive opportunities for aviation students to further their careers as professional pilots.

Applicable programmes


The Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is to be used for one year of full-time undergraduate study. One award will be granted each year.


Applicants of the Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship must be:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university
  • Be enrolled in a flight program through the college/university with aspirations to become a professional pilot (general or commercial aviation)
  • Have a private pilot's license - a copy must be included in application the packet
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. (Applicant must submit an official transcript)
  • Complete the official application
  • Be a senior in high school planning a career in the general aviation field

Scholarship requirements


Aerospace Engineering


United States


226 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

31 Mar 2023

Interested students must complete an application and submit it along with the following required documents NO LATER than the last Friday in March.

  • Copy of applicant's pilots license
  • Essay discussing aviation goals and dreams, as well as why the applicant should receive this scholarship
  • If applying as an incoming college freshman, include:

o Official high school transcript

o Acceptance letter from the college/university at which the applicant will be attending

If applying while enrolled in college/university, include:

o Unofficial college/university transcript showing a 3.0 or greater GPA

All information received becomes the property of NATF, is considered confidential, and is reviewed only by the screening committee and NATF officials.

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