EAA Chapter 878

Maple Lake & Buffalo, MN

Minnesota Pilots Association Scholarship


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We Support Aviation Education

Minnesota is home to 4,296 student pilots. Engaging and supporting these students is critical to the mission of the Minnesota Pilots Association.

We support education by awarding annual scholarships to outstanding students. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone further their career or realize a dream. Scholarships can truly make the difference and help the recipient.

The Minnesota Pilots Association currently offers three different scholarships for aspiring aviators and maintenance technicians.

  • The Captain Edward L. Erickson and Janette Strathy Aviation Scholarships both benefit private pilots with the intention of adding advanced ratings or certificate.
  • The Minnesota Pilots Association Aviation Maintenance/Avionics Technician Scholarship is available for those enrolled in a recognized aviation maintenance technology or aviation avionics technology program.

The MNPA is a registered 501c3 and if you have an interest in establishing a legacy scholarship or contributing to our current awards please click below.

If you have an interest in applying for a scholarship, contact Patrick Halligan. Scholarship applications open in January of each year and are due by April 1st.

In addition to helping student pilots get their start, the MNPA supports continuing education for its members. We partner with the FAA FAAST program and host events with education as part of the program including our annual Great Minnesota Aviation Get together.

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