Thomas E. Leonard Aviation Scholarship

Opportunity name: Thomas E. Leonard Aviation Scholarship
Minimum qualifications: Applicants need to have completed all lower division aviation coursework plus at least 6 units of upper division technical or management-oriented aviation courses. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership in at-least one on-campus organization (preferably within the Aviation program). The scholarship provides an opportunity to attend the UAA Aviation Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. held every January. The scholarship is awarded in the form of a reimbursement of expenses to attend the conference.
College and Department: Aviation and Technology
Number of awards and award amount: 1 award, amount varies
Application dates: January 24th – April 7th
Major: Aviation Majors
Class level: Upper Division students
Enrollment requirement: At least half-time students (6 units or more per semester).
Financial need: None
GPA requirement: None

Preference given to:

  1. Higher GPAs
  2. Highest reviewer scores*
  3. Participation in extracurricular activities
  4. Participation in department outreach
*Applications are reviewed by a committee and scored based on answers provided by the applicant. Each answer is also reviewed for:
  • relevance to the question
  • spelling, grammar, and college level writing
  • creativity

Aviation and Technology
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship offers you the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to attend the UAA Aviation Policy seminar. Describe your interest in Aviation Policy and your desire to become a leader in management and/or regulatory settings related to the Aviation world.
  2. Describe what makes you stand out as an aviation student. In particular, address your extra-curricular activities within the Aviation program, such as participation in clubs and aviation outreach activities with the department.