Apply for Scholarships and Grants to Help Fund Your Education

Scholarships and grants are an excellent way to help fund your aviation maintenance training – plus, they don’t need to be paid back! Check out the featured scholarships below, and always remember to research additional opportunities that apply to you!

Fastweb is scholarship database that makes finding scholarships, grants, internships easier. It is no cost and is simple to use.  Using a profile you create, it matches you with various opportunities. Create your student profile and get searching!

Did you know that Sallie Mae can match you with scholarships? They provide access to over 6 million scholarships. They also provide tools such as essay writing tips and advice on how to apply. Please visit their website to register.

Featured Funding

These opportunities offer standout advantages for qualifying applicants. Be sure to check them out!

The federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides individualized services intended to help job seekers upgrade or return to the workforce by utilizing general, individual and training services. Qualifying residents applying to the Tampa Bay campus may apply for WIAO aid though CareerSource.

Training Opportunities Program: Section 30 approval allows unemployment insurance (UI) claimants to collect benefits while enrolled in full-time, approved training. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) waives the usual requirement to seek employment while individuals attend training to develop marketable skills for a career. NAA-New England is an approved training provider.


Scholarship Title Amount Due Date
AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships $5,000 4/1/2023
Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship $1,500 5/15/2023
Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship $1,000 8/15/2023
Captain Jeff Kuss Aviation Scholarship Varies 3/31/2023
Chuck Peacock Memorial Scholarship $1,000 4/1/2023
Civil Air Patrol School-Specific Scholarships Varies Varies
COMTO North Texas Scholarship $2,500 3/31/2023
Daedalian Foundation Descendants Scholarships Varies Varies
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 4/1/2023
For A Bright Future Global Scholarship Program – Honor Scholarship $10,000 5/30/2023
WTS – Junior College Scholarship $2,500 TBD
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Varies 4/28/2023
National Aviation Explorer Scholarships $10,000 3/31/2023
Navigate Your Future Scholarship $2,500 6/30/2023
NBCFAE National Scholarship $1,500 6/1/2023
NetJets Aviation Maintenance SkillPointe Scholarship $5,000 6/30/2023
Pat Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Technicians $3,000 Opens Oct’22
The NAVSEA Scholars Program $10,000 Varies
The Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship $2,000 Open Jan 23
Unitil Scholarship Fund $5,000 4/2/2023
Western Digital Scholarship Program $5,000 4/2/2023

**Please be sure to avoid scams!  You should not have to pay a fee to apply for a scholarship opportunity.  Also, NAA does not warrant or otherwise vouch for the validity of the scholarship opportunity.  This list is being provided as a guide only.  Please do your own due diligence to verify the scholarship opportunity.

All scholarship opportunities listed are offered by outside entities not affiliated with National Aviation Academy


Got Questions? We Have Answers!

HOW LONG will it take to get my A&P?

We are an aviation maintenance school that provides a path to earning your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses in as little as 14 months! Our Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program focuses exclusively on A&P training.

Do I need to have prior hands-on experience?

The short answer: No! We welcome students of all backgrounds. You will be in class with people of all different skill levels. Some may have military aviation experience, others may be holding tools for the first time.

what will my classes be like?

Training is hands-on and takes place in aircraft hangars, labs, and classrooms. Curriculum is taught through three modes: classroom instruction paired with text and workbook review, team-oriented projections in a laboratory setting, and real-world work experience on aircraft in a hangar.

is there demand in the industry?

Boeing's 2022 Pilot and Technician Outlook has estimated that 610,000 new technicians will be needed globally by 2041. Skilled technicians will be essential to combat the needs of the industry.

what kind of work can i do in my career?

A&P licenses NEVER expire and offer a variety of exciting career opportunities in aviation and parallel industries. It's not just one sector of aviation that is in need of qualified technicians!

Establish your career in sectors such as:

• Aerospace
• Airships/Blimps
• Commercial Aviation
• Corporate Aviation
• General Aviation
• Helicopters
• Manufacturing
• Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
• Military
• Parallel Industries

who hires from naa?

At NAA, industry-leading employers come to you! Our Career Services department maintains relationships with aviation employers, organizing multiple Career Fairs per year at each campus.

Attendees have included: Boeing, Delta TechOps, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX, and many more.