Fly for Duke Aviation Scholarship Criteria

Unique to the Fly for Duke Aviation Scholarships, each scholarship recipient will receive financial assistance and also be assigned a mentor. The mentor will help the recipient navigate the training process as well as verify that scholarship requirements are being met for reimbursement. The Duke Carrillo Foundation will provide financial assistance in the form of reimbursement upon completion of up to 50 flight hours towards a private pilot’s license. Reimbursement will be in alignment with progression checkpoints as identified by mentors. All training hours must be completed in a rolling 12 month period. Recipients will receive reimbursement for training costs within 30 days of proof of successfully completed block requirements.

Applicant Criteria

  • Must be between the ages of 17 – 24 years
  • Not currently enrolled in a college, university or other aviation program
  • Must train at an FAA approved flight school
  • Must complete private pilot ground school prior to commencement of flight training
  • Must qualify for and provide a copy of an FAA 3rd class medical prior to flight training
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Final applicants will be required to participate in a short video interview with the scholarship committee

Please note: The deadline for all applications is February 28, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. CST.