Pilot International Scholarships

 


 
The Pilot International Founders Fund was established to support the community-based work of Pilot Clubs by helping to underwrite Club service in the areas of Preparing Youth for Service, Encouraging Brain Safety & Health, and Supporting Those who Care for Others. Through the Pilot International Founders Fund, Pilot International and its local Pilot Clubs improve the lives of others through education, volunteerism, financial support and research.

 

 

 



 

GRANTS
The Pilot International Founders Fund supports grants for Pilot International members.

 

Pilot International Helmet Matching Grant Application

Amount Awarded: 1 dozen (12) helmets and clubs will be responsible to purchase 1 dozen (12) helmets to complete the minimum helmet order of 2 dozen (24) helmets. Additional helmets may be purchased. 

Eligibility: Active Pilot Clubs or Districts, Active Anchor Clubs, or Active Compass Clubs

Application Deadline: Grant applications will be reviewed quarterly by the Grants Committee.

The deadlines for each quarter are on or before:

  • September 15th
  • December 15th
  • March 15th
  • June 15th


The Helmet Matching Grant Program will provide clubs the opportunity to participate in our Signature Project by ordering quality, branded bicycle helmets that will start individuals on a positive path of protecting their brains for life while promoting Pilot International.

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Emergency Response Program Grant

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $5,000
Eligibility:
Active Pilot Clubs, Anchor Clubs, and Districts

Application Deadline: October 15th

Pilot Clubs, Anchor Clubs, and  Districts desiring to establish or expand personal emergency response services in their community may apply for a Founders Fund grant. Emergency Response programs must be for the purpose of helping people with disabilities. The Founders Fund defines a person with a disability as “any person who has a recorded physical, mental or sensory impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Major life activities include caring for one self, performing manual tasks, walking, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.” For the purpose of Emergency Response grants, frailty due to age and/or health impairments constitutes a disabling condition.

APPLICATION


 
Matching Grant

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $5,000
Eligibility:
Active Pilot Clubs or Districts

Application Deadline: October 15th

All Pilot Clubs/Districts that contribute regularly to the operations of the Pilot International Founders Fund are eligible to receive PIFF matching grant funds. Matching grants are an effective means of funding small projects, especially those with active community support. In accordance with our mission the Executive Committee of Pilot International has approved the promotion and encouragement of (A) Youth Development & Leadership, especially through our Anchor clubs, (B) Brain Safety & Fitness, and (C) Caring for Families in Times of need. In order to receive matching funds, grant proposals must fulfill one or more of the ABC’s of Pilot.

Application (Adobe PDF)

Application (Microsoft Word)


 
Safe Harbor Relief Grant

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $500
Eligibility: Active Pilot Clubs or Districts
Application Deadline: No deadline

Pilot International has created the Safe Harbor Grant to assist Pilots who have been adversely affected by a disaster. With determination and compassion, we stand ready to help our communities and the world at large face obstacles, overcome challenges and weather the storms. In the event of a disaster within a district, it is the responsibility of the District Governor to notify Pilot International Headquarters of the affected clubs. Headquarters will communicate the information to the International Administrative Council, Past International Presidents and Pilot Clubs. Clubs and Districts may request additional information from the reporting Governor or Presidents of Pilot clubs impacted by the disaster.

APPLICATION (Adobe PDF)       INFO

 
Pick Me Up Grant

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $200
Eligibility:
Active Pilot Clubs or Districts

Application Deadline: Quarterly Deadlines

Pilot International stands poised to positively impact the lives of countless individuals around the globe and promote awareness for the demands and challenges they face every day.  We uplift and appreciate caregivers by providing needed services or small gifts to brighten their day, also known as Pick Me Ups. At its most fundamental level, the Pick Me Up program is here to provide additional care and kindness to caregivers, individuals, and groups. Pick Me Up grants are to be used to fund Pick Me Up projects that are planned and have not been completed. The Pick Me Up grant is made possible by a private donation to Pilot International separate from the Founders Fund.

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SCHOLARSHIPS
The Pilot International Founders Fund supports five Scholarship Programs to benefit graduate and undergraduate students studying for a career in one of Pilot’s chosen areas of service focus – Preparing Youth for Service, Encouraging Brain Safety & Health; Supporting Those who Care for Others. We also offer three additional scholarships for students involved in Anchor Club.

 

Pilot International Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,500
Eligibility: Undergraduate Students
Application Deadline: March 15

The Pilot International Scholarship, established in 1988 to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students preparing for a career working with youth leadership and development, helping people with brain safety or fitness, or caring for families during times of need. Scholarships are awarded for financial need, academic success, and application contents. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. A student may re-apply and be granted the Pilot International Scholarship for no more than three additional years.

Pilot International Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF)

Pilot International Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word)


 
 
Brain Injury Association of America Partnership Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Up to US $250 per person
Eligibility:
Caregivers and Direct Care Staff

Application Deadline: Ongoing, yearly scholarship allowance of $5,000

The Brain Injury Association of America and Pilot International are excited to announce a partnership and scholarship opportunity for caregivers! Family caregivers and direct care staff facing the challenges of caring with an individual (or individuals) with brain injury may apply to receive a scholarship of up to $250 to obtain the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists’ Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate.

The Pilot International Brain Injury Fundamentals Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 to expand Pilot’s efforts for promoting awareness for brain-safe practices, injury prevention, and mindful behavior; as well as for supporting those who care for individuals with brain injury. An amount of $5,000 per year is dedicated to funding individual scholarships for the Fundamentals Certificate Program. Awards of up to $250 per person, up to $5,000 annually, are provided.

The Fundamentals Certificate provides training direct care staff and individual caregivers on the best level of care for people living with brain injury. The topics covered include cognition, medical complications, medication safety and management, as well as the physical and emotional burdens faced by families coping with the injury. More info on the BIAA website: https://www.biausa.org/professionals/acbis/acbis-fundamentals/acbis-fundamentals-certification

BIAA Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF)


 
Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,000
Eligibility:
Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Application Deadline: March 15

The Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2005 from the estate of Becky Burrows. Becky Burrows lived in Arlington, Virginia and was a member of the Pilot Club of Arlington Northeast Potomac District, for 38 years. She was one of the first nine employees at the International Monetary Fund where she worked for 29 years. She was very friendly and spent much of her time at Pilot events making guests feel welcome and was also very helpful to new Pilots. She attended more than 25 Pilot International Conventions where she often served as a doorkeeper.

This scholarship is intended for graduate or undergraduate students who are re-entering the job market, beginning “second careers,” or seeking to improve their professional skills for their current occupation by continuing their education in that field. Students must pursue courses of study that further Pilot International’s mission to transform communities through education and service in the area of Preparing Youth for Service, Encouraging Brain Safety & Health; Supporting those who care for others.

Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF)

Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship (Microsoft Word)


 
Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,000
Eligibility: Master’s & Doctoral Students
Application Deadline: March 15

The Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 1983 as a part of Pilot International to provide financial aid to a qualified graduate or doctorate student preparing for or currently working in careers related to youth development and leadership, brain safety and fitness or caring for families in times of need. M. Fred Sepia made the initial contribution to the fund in memory of his wife, Marie, who was a longtime member of Pilot International and served as International President in 1968 – 1969. It is intended that this fund will permanently further Pilot International’s mission by assisting worthy capable individuals to pursue careers in which they will teach, encourage and rehabilitate children with disabilities. The Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship is for students studying at the master’s or doctorate level who are preparing for or currently working in a career related to Preparing Youth for Service, Encouraging Brain Safety & Health; Supporting Those who Care for Others.

Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship (Adobe PDF)

Marie Newton Sepia Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word)


 
Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship (International Students Only)

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,500
Eligibility: Master’s & Doctoral Students
Application Deadline: Ongoing

Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship (International Students Only) was established in October 1949. Ruby Newhall was from Gainesville, Florida and was president of Pilot International. Her contacts with international students at the University of Florida strengthened her belief that these students could contribute significantly to improving international relations. An applicant for the Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship must be from a foreign country, pursuing a degree in the United States or Canada. The field of study must be of a nature that it improves the quality of life for the community in their home country. Scholarship funds, not to exceed $1,500, are disbursed for one full academic year and must be used for tuition and related educational expenses considered necessary by the Executive Committee. Assistance may only be extended to students who are studying through the doctorate level.

Ruby Newhall Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF) 

Ruby Newhall Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word)

 


 Bob King Co-Pilot Memorial Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,500
Eligibility:
Graduating High School Seniors & Undergraduates

Application Deadline: March 15

The Bob King Co-Pilot Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors and/or undergraduate students preparing for a career that furthers Pilot International’s mission. Co-Pilot Bob “Santa Bob” King was the husband of Pilot Shirley King, a member of the Pilot Club of CSRA in Augusta, Georgia. Bob was passionate in his support of Co-Pilot projects on the state and international level, most notably improvements at Pilot International Headquarters in Macon, GA. Bob passed away on September 3, 2012, while on a cruise celebrating his 44th wedding anniversary. During the 2014 Pilot International Leadership Conference, the Co-Pilots elected to fund a scholarship in Bob’s memory. Scholarships are based on community service, financial need, academic success, and application contents. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. A student may re-apply and be granted the Bob King Co-Pilot Scholarship for no more than 3 additional years. Award amounts may vary, but will not exceed $1,500 per year for full time students and $750.00 for part time students. Two individual scholarships will be awarded each year.

Bob King Co-Pilot Memorial Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF)

Bob King Co-Pilot Memorial Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word)


 
KC International Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $2,500
Eligibility:
Graduating High School Seniors & Undergraduates (non-U.S. students only)

Application Deadline: Ongoing

The KC International Scholarship funded by an anonymous donor was established in 2017 to provide financial assistance to international students pursuing careers that further the mission of Pilot International by seeking to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. The applicant must have a record of active participation in volunteer service and show outstanding leadership ability. The applicant should reflect on their cumulative community service, leadership ability, and career choice when completing the application. Scholarships are based on community service, leadership roles, career choice, academic success, and application content. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Award amount will not exceed $2,500 per year for full time students. Two individual scholarships will be awarded each year. The applicant must be a full-time student and remain a full-time student for the duration of the scholarship.

KC International Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF)     JAPANESE Translated KC International Scholarship Application


 
KC Anchor Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $2,500
Eligibility:
Graduating High School Seniors & Undergraduates

Application Deadline: March 15

The KC Anchor Scholarship was established in 2017  with funding from an anonymous donor to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who have actively participated in volunteer service through an Anchor Club and shown outstanding leadership ability. The Anchor should reflect on their cumulative Anchor experience when completing the application. Scholarships are based on community service, leadership roles, financial need, academic success, and application contents. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Award amount will not exceed $2,500 per year for full time students. Two individual scholarships will be awarded each year. The applicant must be a full-time student and remain a full-time student for the duration of the scholarship.

KC Anchor Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF)


 
Anchor Achievement Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,000
Eligibility:
Graduating High School Seniors (Active Anchor Club participants)

Application Deadline: March 15

The Anchor Achievement Scholarship (Anchors Only), established in 2015 to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who have actively participated in volunteer service through Anchor Club and shown outstanding leadership ability. The Anchor should reflect on their cumulative Anchor experience when completing the application. Scholarships are based on community service, leadership roles, financial need, academic success, and application contents. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Award amounts may vary, but will not exceed $1,000 per year for full time students and $500.00 for part time students. Two individual scholarships will be awarded each year.

Anchor Achievement Scholarship Application (Adobe PDF)

Anchor Achievement Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word)