OBAP is dedicated to supporting minority interests and placement in aerospace careers. To date, OBAP has awarded $5.8 million in scholarships to more than 470 diverse recipients nationwide. The scholarships, made available through strengthened partnerships with key carriers and aviation-related businesses, allow award recipients to advance or pursue diverse aviation-related careers.
An active OBAP membership is required to apply.
2023 OBAP Scholarships
You’ve got big plans for your future. An OBAP scholarship can help you reach them. With unprecedented demand for pilots, technicians, and crewmembers, now is a great time to pursue an aerospace career. The scholarships below can help you achieve your goals.
Start your journey today. Applications must be complete and submitted by May 7.
The OBAP Tech. Ops Pathway Scholarship
Creating pathways for those who keep the fleet flying.
Applicants who seek the diverse skills required in the field of Aviation Maintenance and are enrolled in an A&P program by the time of the award in August of 2023 are eligible for the OBAP Tech. Ops Scholarship. An active OBAP membership is required to apply for and receive this award.
Maximum award - $25,000
Minimum number of awards - 1
The Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Supporting and celebrating students who are setting the standard academically.
Applicants currently enrolled in a STEM or aerospace degree-seeking program (2 or 4-year, or graduate program) are eligible for The Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson Scholarship For Academic Excellence. An active OBAP membership is required to apply for and receive this award.
Maximum award - $5,000
Number of awards - 2
Minimum award - maximum equivalency of 50% of the cost of remaining ratings (excluding PPL)
Number of awards - 10
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