Aviation Related Scholarships and Grants
Vol.8 Issue 3

The mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to serve the public well by providing the safest and most efficient aerospace system in the world. To carry out this mission successfully requires that our systems operate safely and securely. It is an elaborate network of navigation systems, equipment, and air traffic control facilities, but it is the skill and expertise of a highly dedicated workforce that puts all these things into action. The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center provides unique functions in support of the FAA’s mission. Such services include technical training, engineering, and technical services, financial, information systems security, technology and business service solutions for customers across the Department of Transportation, as well as all of federal government. One of the goals for the FAA is to strengthen our current and future aviation workforce by holding ourselves accountable, developing our people, and planning for the aviation workforce of the future. What better way to do that, than to do our part in attracting and retaining a talented workforce that reflects the diverse backgrounds of those whom we serve.

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The FAA provides opportunities to fill occupations through a variety of sources. This includes open competition, and direct-hire authorities for engineering, cybersecurity and technical positions. There are formal work and/or internships and recent graduate programs under the Agency’s Gateways Hiring program. Students who are enrolled in a college, university, technical, or vocational school or those who are recent graduates from accredited learning institutions have the opportunity for temporary employment through the Gateways Hiring Program. Managers may also fill positions through special hiring programs for veterans, military spouses, and persons with disabilities. This approach serves to increase participation of women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented populations within the workforce.

One of the FAA’s key strategic initiatives supports a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) intern program; a chance that introduces students to some of the exciting careers available in our industry. While most of the positions are in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discipline, there are jobs that involve statistics, information technology, life sciences, physical sciences, and aviation science/management. There is room for every kind of talent. This program serves as a robust pipeline for entry-level, diverse, and highly qualified students. Interns represent our next generation of Superstars, helping to give our agency a fresh perspective on a variety of programs and projects. We encourage any students who qualify for these positions to apply for FAA’s MSI Internships.

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A multitude of grants and scholarships are available to help finance your education in aviation.

Aviation Scholarships:

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