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.

 

Emergency Response Program Grant

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $5,000 Eligibility: Active Pilot Clubs or Districts Application Deadline: October 15th

Pilot Clubs, Anchor Clubs or 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


 
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.
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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. http://www.pilotinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2015-2016-PICK-ME-UP-MANUAL.pdf

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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

This scholarship was 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 based on financial need, academic success, and application contents. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. A student may reapply and be granted the Pilot International Scholarship for no more than 3 additional years. Applicants must be full time students and if awarded a scholarship must remain a full time student for the duration of the scholarship. Download the application for the PI Scholarship to see complete submission requirements. The application can be mailed, emailed, faxed, or submitted via the form at the bottom of this page.

Pilot International Scholarship Application


 
 
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


 
Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,000 Eligibility: Graduate & Undergraduate Students Application Deadline: March 15

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


 
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 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. It is intended that this fund will further Pilot International’s mission by assisting worthy, capable individuals to pursue careers in which they will teach, encourage and rehabilitate children with disabilities.

Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship


 
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


 
Bob King Memorial Scholarship

Amount Awarded: Varies, but does not exceed US $1,500 Eligibility: Graduating High School Seniors & Undergraduates Application Deadline: March 15

Bob King 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. 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 Memorial 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 Memorial Scholarship Application


 
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 was established by an anonymous donor in 2017. 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.

KC International Scholarship Application     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 by 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.

KC Anchor Scholarship Application


 
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

Anchor Achievement Scholarship (Anchors Only) was 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.

Anchor Achievement Scholarship