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

The Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship applicant must:

  • 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)
  • If applying as an incoming freshman:
    • Provide an official high school transcript
    • Provide the acceptance letter from the college/university at which the applicant will be attending
  • Submit an essay about aviation, your goals and dreams and why you should receive this scholarship.
  • Complete the official application. 

Awards

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.
 
Application
 
Interested students must complete an application and submit it along with a copy of the applicant's pilots license, unofficial school transcript showing a 3.0 or greater GPA and an essay discussing aviation, applicant's goals and dreams and why the applicant should receive this scholarship. Application packet should be received by NATF NO LATER than the last Friday in MARCH.
 
All information received becomes the property of NATF, is considered confidential, and is reviewed only by the screening committee and NATF officials.

Recipient Notification

Recipient will be notified in writing by the end of May and all other applicants will be notified in writing by mid-June. Our scholarship recipients are announced to the public in issues of general aviation publications such as our Aviation Business Journal and also featured on our Web site.

Payment of Scholarships

The Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship checks will be made payable jointly to the recipient and their college/university (and must be endorsed by both). The scholarship checks will be mailed to the recipient's address stipulated on the scholarship acknowledgement form.

Obligations

Recipients are required to supply copies of pertinent records and to notify NATF of any changes of address, school enrollment or other relevant information. Except as described here, no obligation is assumed by NATF, members of its scholarship selection committee or the National Air Transportation Association. Tax liability, if any, will be the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Revisions

NATF reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship and to make changes at any time, including termination, of the scholarship program. Previously approved scholarships will not be affected by subsequent changes to the program.

Additional Information

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship
National Air Transportation Foundation
4226 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
703-845-9000
Email: safety1st@nata.aero
 
Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship Application