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2021 Epic Aviation Scholarship
Scholarships for High School Students:
1 – $20,000 Scholarship – Flight Training/Private Pilot License
1 – $5,000 Scholarship – Flight Training
2 – $20,000 Scholarships – Aircraft Mechanics Program
NOTE: The deadline of October 1, 2021 has now past. We will notify finalists by October 15, 2021 and announce winners on November 6, 2021.
Scholarships for Current Epic Students
4 – $1,000 Scholarships to Current Epic Students in PPL, IR, CPL, and CFI Courses (Note: There is no application for these scholarships. Course leaders will select recipients)
Epic’s aviation scholarship program continues to grow each year to support young people interested in aviation. These scholarships are open to U.S. high school students. In 2021, Epic will award two flight training scholarships and two aircraft mechanic scholarships.
Epic Flight Academy prides itself on attracting top students. Therefore, we are looking for four excellent candidates for the 2021 scholarship awards. First, we offer a full scholarship to earn a Private Pilot’s License (up to $20,000 in flight training). Also, we award a Partial Scholarship of $5,000 toward flight training. Our scholarships are open to all U.S. high school juniors and seniors. Finally, we award two $20,000 scholarships to two graduating seniors to attend our Aircraft Mechanic Program.
Additionally, we will award $1,000 each to a current Epic student in each of the following courses: Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial, and Flight Instructor to be applied to their current tuition.
Epic has awarded more than $145,000 to eleven high school students in the last five years. Therefore, we are excited to award even more scholarships for our 6th Annual Epic Aviation Scholarship event on November 6, 2021.
High School Scholarship Requirements:
- First, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Furthermore, the applicant must currently be a junior or senior attending high school in the U.S. for the flight training scholarships.
- For the aircraft mechanic scholarship, applicants must currently be a senior attending high school in the U.S.
- Applicants must be turning 16 years of age or older on or before December 31, 2021 (flight training); or, you must be 18 years old by time of completing program (aircraft mechanic)
- All applicants must be able to start training within 12 months of receiving the scholarship.
- Also, you must be able to use the scholarship within 24 months.
- Additionally, you must have parent or guardian’s approval if under 18 years of age.
- Most importantly, applicants must have consistent, reliable transportation to attend Epic Flight Academy or be willing to relocate here during training.
- Finally, you must be able to present a Third Class Medical for the flight training scholarship.
High School Scholarship Application Details
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021
SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021
Our goal is to give applicants the opportunity to provide quality submissions and showcase their attitudes. We are interested in learning your views on flying, goal-setting, and other qualities.
Applicants should first review the requirements of the 2021 Scholarship Application below. Then, applicants should complete all steps, such as securing letters of recommendation. Lastly, they should upload all required documents.
What is included in your application?
- Upload PDF document containing Community Service Involvement & Extracurricular Activities, including Organization/Affiliation, Date and Duration, and Location
- Upload PDF document containing responses to both of the following Short Essay prompts:
- Short Essay 1: What personal attributes would you look for in a scholarship applicant?
- Short Essay 2: What is your motivation for your flight training goals/aircraft mechanic goals? (Include your goals.)
- Upload 2 Letters of Recommendation: At least one must be from a high school teacher, counselor, coach, or other school official. Both Letters of Recommendation may be from teachers, counselors, coaches, or other school officials. Letters of Recommendation must not be from anyone related to you, including a guardian. Letters of Recommendation should be from adults who have served in a supervisory role to you. Please ensure that the Letters of Recommendation include the reference’s contact information.
- Create YouTube Video: In two minutes or less, creatively explain why you feel that you are the strongest candidate to receive a scholarship. Upload the video to YouTube, and be prepared to provide the link in the application.
- Upload Aviation-Related Photo: Provide us with an aviation-related photo of yourself in either jpg, jpeg, or png file format. If you win, we will share your photo on our website and in other scholarship materials.
California-Hawaii Elks Assocation
The program is open to anyone residing in California or Hawaii who is a citizen of the United States of America and planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical (voc/tech) course resulting in a certificate or two-year degree and leading to employment opportunities.
The program is open to male and female applicants who will be judged on an equal basis. While graduating high school seniors may apply, it is not limited to high school students–in fact, it is open to all prospective students who require training or retraining to compete in the workplace.
The Vocational Grant is for one academic year, with an option to renew for one additional academic year. This grant may be used only for usual and required costs of student’s course of study; that is, for tuition and fees, room and board (if living on campus) and books & supplies. Payment will be made to the school. Awards will be between $500 and 2,000 for an academic year depending on length of course.
The definition of an eligible program shall be comparable to that contained in the federal vocational legislation. That is defined as a two-year or less vocational/technical program culminating in a terminal Associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s degree). Students planning to transfer to a four year school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.
Examples of courses approved recently are:
- 6 month Police Academy
- 13 month Cosmetology
- 3 month Electrical Lineman
- 13 month Veterinary Technology
- 2 year Fire Science
A student must plan to attend school on a full-time basis for a minimum of sixty days. An academic year is determined to be a minimum of nine (9) months (approximately 39 weeks) of continuous full-time study. Payments may not be used to cover retroactive charges and may only be applied to expenses in the academic year.
Applications must be filed with the Scholarship Chairman, Exalted Ruler, or Secretary of the Elks Lodge having jurisdiction in the area of the student’s legal residence. An application may only be filed with one Lodge.
2022 Legacy Scholarship
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.
The 2022 contest and application will open on September 1, 2021.
The deadline for 2022 applications is February 7, 2022.
Read below for eligibility information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
- For the 2022 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2019, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2019, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2022. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
- The applicant must be a high school senior.
- The applicant must apply online only. The 2022 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 7, 2022.
- If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
- We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2022 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.
- Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
- Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
- If you are selected as a 2022 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.
The 2022 Legacy Awards Contest Opened September 1.
2022 Most Valuable Student
The 2022 application is open.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
- Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
- Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
- High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
2021 Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship
Good Tidings Foundation is a non-profit, 501-(c)-3 children's charity that encourages and supports the growth of marginalized children in the Bay Area by creating spaces for athletics, artistic activities, education, and wonder.
Our purpose is to provide opportunities that otherwise would be unavailable to kids regardless of their financial status, ethnic origin, or religion. We created this education scholarship award in 1999 for high school seniors who recognize the benefits of serving their community. Our scholarships award high school seniors based on the greatest service and financial need.
Please be advised that the Letter of Recommendation is due at the same date and time as the application. Your recommender will not receive a notification until you either:
- Submit your finished application
- Complete and save the Letter of Recommendation section of the application (page 3).
To ensure that your recommender completes the letter in time, we advise that you fill out and save the Letter of Recommendation section of the application (page 3) first.
The $10,000 scholarship check will be dispersed evenly over the course of 4 years.
- High School Senior graduating in 2022
- A resident of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Yolo
- Winners must volunteer a minimum of 1 shift (~2-4 hours) for our Good Tidings' Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway Program between 12/11 - 12/20/21 in Burlingame, CA.
- Must plan on attending college, vocational, or continuing education.
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