Mitchell Cary/Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship

Learn to Fly with NAHA!

If you are between 15 and 21 years old and dream of flying, the National Aviation Heritage Alliance can get you started!

NAHA sponsors a scholarship program that will provide $1,500 worth of flying lessons towards earning a Private Pilot or Light Sport Pilot’s Certificate. That’s enough for the average person to learn to fly solo!

The name of the scholarship is the Mitchell Cary/Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship. It is named in honor of two pilots who lost their lives in 2011 in the commemoration of the Wright brothers’ invention of aviation. The partner organizations in NAHA and the families of Mitch and Don believe that this is a good way to pass their love of flying on to a new pilot.

It is a competitive scholarship. Only one will be awarded this year but more will be available as funds permit.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be between 15 and 21 years old.
  • Live or go to school in one of the counties of the National Aviation Heritage Area: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Shelby, or Warren. Those outside the Area who have completed Air Camp* and meet the other requirements are also eligible.
  • Be able to pass an FAA third-class medical exam or have a valid Ohio driver’s license
  • Submit an application with supporting documents to NAHA

Instructions for submitting the application are on the form itself. It must be submitted by close of business on Wednesday, November 1, 2018, to the Executive Director of the National Aviation Heritage Alliance. If you have questions, contact Tony Sculimbrene at (937) 443-0165.

Apply now and go for your dream!

Download the Scholarship Application

Download a scholarship flyer for your flight school

*Air Camp is a NAHA partner.