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Scholarships and Financial Aid

CAP offers scholarships and financial aid for cadets at the Wing (VAWG) level and at the National level.

Virginia Wing Financial Aid and Scholarships 2019
Virginia Wing Cadet Programs makes scholarships and financial assistance available to Virginia Wing cadets. Scholarships are available based on merit and financial assistance is available based on need.

There are four scholarship options available:
  1. Flight - VAWG will award flight scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to selected cadets. 
  2. Feir First-Flight Scholarship - VAWG will award $250 to 4 cadets.
  3. NCSA - VAWG will award national cadet special activity scholarships to selected cadets. 
  4. Encampment - VAWG will award scholarships to selected cadets. 

There are three financial assistance options available:
  1. NCSA - VAWG will aid selected cadets financial assistance
  2. Encampment - VAWG will aid selected cadets requiring financial assistance to attend an encampment.
  3. Wing Activities - VAWG may aid selected cadets requiring financial assistance to attend wing-level activities in Virginia.

NHQ Scholarships
Civil Air Patrol provides financial assistance to select, deserving cadets.  Scholarships, Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP), and Youth Aviation Initiative programs are merit or needs-based awards.  r.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The following criteria apply to all scholarships and programs.  Additional criteria will be noted within the specifics of an individual scholarship's or program's description:
  1. Be a current CAP Cadet.
  2. Be enrolled in a full-time (as determined by the school) course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
  3. Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school you attend.
  4. Have not been a previous recipient for the scholarship or program to which you are applying. For example, if you received a Cadet Academic Scholarship last year, this year you may apply for the USAA Academic scholarship or another named academic scholarship, or any flight scholarship, but you may not apply for the Cadet Academic Scholarship again.
HOW TO APPLY
  1. Log on to e-Services.
  2. From the CAP Utilities on the left side, select "Cadet Programs," and then select the "CadetInvest" application.
  3. Fill out each of the first five sections completely.
  4. In the sixth section, upload your Resume (if needed), Letter of Recommendation (LoR) (if needed), and additional required documents as applicable.  Each document must be in PDF format. There is a 3 MB limit on file size, so we ask that you optimize your PDF to reduce it to the smallest size possible before uploading.  Title your document “LastNameCAPIDLastNameDocName.”  For example, your resume would be, “Smith444444Resume.”  If you can't create a PDF with your software or you cannot upload your files onto the site, skip this step, but email the files to CadetInvest@capnhq.gov.
  5. Go to the seventh section and submit the application prior to the published deadline. You should receive a notification that the application is submitted.

COL MARY FEIK FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
Due to the generosity of our CAP membership, CAP is able to offer flight scholarships to help cadets achieve aviation training goals.  This scholarship can be used for ground school, flight training at a local FBO, training on CAP aircraft with a CAP instructor, at a CAP flight academy, or at an FAA part 61 or 141 flight school as well as attain  pilot certifications.

LT COL WILLIAM E. HANNA, JR. MEMORIAL FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
Due to the generosity of Lt Col Hanna’s family, CAP is able to offer this flight scholarship to help cadets attain a private pilot's license.  This scholarship provides up to $5000 which can be used for local flight training at an FBO or training on CAP aircraft with a CAP instructor. (FAA part 61 or 141)

PRIVATE PILOT AND BEYOND FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS
CAP wants to help aspiring cadet aviators attain their FAA Private Pilot's License or beyond.  Recipients will receive funds to pursue pilot certifications either in-residence or locally. If you’re an outstanding cadet who dreams of flying, this is fabulous news. 

BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The following criteria apply to all scholarships and programs.  Additional criteria will be noted within the specifics of an individual scholarship's or program's description:
  1. Be a current CAP Cadet.
  2. Be enrolled in a full-time (as determined by the school) course of study during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
  3. Possess and maintain an academic and discipline standard acceptable to the school you attend.
  4. Have not been a previous recipient for the scholarship or program to which you are applying. For example, if you received a Cadet Academic Scholarship last year, this year you may apply for the USAA Academic scholarship or another named academic scholarship, or any flight scholarship, but you may not apply for the Cadet Academic Scholarship again.
HOW TO APPLY
  1. Log on to e-Services.
  2. From the CAP Utilities on the left side, select "Cadet Programs," and then select the "CadetInvest" application.
  3. Fill out each of the first five sections completely.
  4. In the sixth section, upload your Resume (if needed), Letter of Recommendation (LoR) (if needed), and additional required documents as applicable.  Each document must be in PDF format. There is a 3 MB limit on file size, so we ask that you optimize your PDF to reduce it to the smallest size possible before uploading.  Title your document “LastNameCAPIDLastNameDocName.”  For example, your resume would be, “Smith444444Resume.”  If you can't create a PDF with your software or you cannot upload your files onto the site, skip this step, but email the files to CadetInvest@capnhq.gov.
  5. Go to the seventh section and submit the application prior to the published deadline. You should receive a notification that the application is submitted.
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