2023 CABA Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Are you someone who loves aviation? Do you want to be a pilot, aircraft technician, flight attendant, scheduler/dispatcher, or airport manager? Are you currently a student or a professional that is on the path but needs some support to move forward?

The Colorado Aviation Business Association is committed to providing assistance to aspiring aviation professionals, and we want to help make your dreams come true! Below on this page you will find the scholarship application requirements for 2023. 

PLEASE NOTE: Those wishing to use the funds for initial or advanced flight training must include in their essay a stated intent to pursue a career pathway to General and Business Aviation (not the airlines). Applicants must be Colorado residents and the scholarship funds must be used for a Colorado-based aviation training program.

Selection of scholarship recipients will be based on the overall quality of the application, giving weight to the essay and career intentions of the applicant. Awards not to exceed $3,000.

The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 pm Sunday, December 31, 2023.

Applying for the scholarship
The following criteria are required for CABA Foundation scholarships
  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of Colorado. A valid Colorado driver’s license or Colorado ID  is required as proof of residency.
  • Scholarship funds must be used for aviation training at a Colorado-based institution.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher, if the applicant is a full time student. If applicant is not a full time student, a resume is required.

Application materials:

If possible, please submit the following in a single PDF file

  • Completed CABA Student Scholarship Form (Download here).
  • ONE Essay of 500 words or less on the following Topic: Why do you desire a career in General or Business Aviation? Be specific as to the field of study you wish to you enter (i.e., pilot, maintenance technician, etc)
  • Description of the training program that the scholarship will be used for. This may be included in the essay, and funds MUST be used at a flight school or training facility in the state of Colorado.
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference.
  • A copy of your current resume or transcript.

Application materials must be submitted to the CABA Foundation Scholarship Committee via email:

To: scholarships@mycaba.org

Subject line: 2023 CABA Scholarship

Please send all application materials in one email as attachment(s), preferably in a single PDF file.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 PM MST Sunday, December 31, 2023

Applications received after the deadline will be deferred to the 2024 application period.

Scholarship awards will be presented at the CABA Annual Meeting in early 2024 and 

Recipients will be notified of the details.

If you have questions or would like to speak to someone directly, please email us at scholarships@mycaba.org and someone in the CABA Foundation Scholarship Committee will get back to you.
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