Frequently Asked Questions
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NOTE: Below you will find a list of our most commonly asked questions. If your question has already been answered below, you will not receive a return e-mail. However, if your concern has not been addressed, you will receive a response shortly.
I am not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident can I apply for the scholarship?
No, unfortunately only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible at this time.
What are the age requirements for The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. scholarship?
An applicant must be between the age of 16 and 23 years old as of the application deadline.
If I am already studying to become a private pilot, am I eligible for this scholarship?
You are eligible if you are pursuing your license on your own, and not part of any college, university or aviation program. In addition, we do not provide loans for any college or university tuition, even if you are in an aviation program.
If I have obtained my private pilot license and am working on my instrument rating, can I still apply?
This scholarship applies only to obtaining a private pilot license. It does not apply to instrument ratings or any other aspect of flight training. This scholarship is not intended for individuals already enrolled in a university based flight program, which offers instruction in private pilot certification as part of the curriculum.
I will not be sixteen by the deadline. Can I still apply?
No, in order to eligible for the scholarship, you must be sixteen as of the deadline. You will need to apply the following year.
Request For Information
I left a message with a request to have information about the scholarship mailed to me and I have not received anything in the mail?
We do not send any information about the scholarship by mail, ALL
information about the scholarship can be found online.
Can you please mail me an application?
We regret that we are unable to mail applications. However, they are accessible online and can be completed online. Applications are open October 31st to January 31st each year.
How Do I Apply?
When do you accept applications?
The application is posted October 31st each year with the deadline being January 31st of the following year. Please bookmark this page for future application information.
Do I need to send an official or unofficial transcript?
An unofficial transcript will be accepted, providing the envelope is sealed and has the school stamp on it.
I received three letters of reference, but you only ask for two. Should I still send all three?
No, if you have received three, please send only the best two letters. If you send all three, any two will be selected at random.
I applied for the scholarship and I never heard anything.
Recipients are notified by registered mail and/or telephone in May each year. You should receive email notification when you submit your application. An email is sent to all applicants after award recipients have been selected each year notifying everyone that we have made our selections for the scholarship year.
I applied for the scholarship and was not a recipient. Is there any point in applying again?
Yes, we receive so very many worthy applications and can only award a limited number of recipients. Applicants are encouraged to reapply, making sure all required information is received on time. Also, if any areas in your application were lacking, for example, community service or leadership, improvement in those areas would be beneficial.
I did not get an e-mail confirming the receipt of my application.
Upon completion of the online application, a confirmation email should be generated once you submit. Please revisit your application and ensure it was submitted/completed. There are help and contact links on the application site.
Why does it take so long to see the names of the recipients on the website?
Recipients need to be contacted, and all necessary paperwork needs to be verified, prior to the posting of the names on the website. We attempt to complete that in May to ensure the announcement is posted by Memorial Day weekend.
Why did you only select one scholarship recipient in the past few years?
The cost of fuel and flight instruction has climbed since our first years. The average cost of completing private pilot certification is substantial and determines how many awards we can make. We continue to solicit support from large corporations, especially within the aviation industry, and we will award more scholarships any year we are able. For the past few years we have been able to award two scholarships annually.