The Pilot International Foundation Scholarships for Disabilities

The Pilot International Foundation Scholarships for Disability

Pilot International Foundation Scholarships

Many people do not realize who the Pilot International Foundation Scholarships are intended for. In fact, due to the name, they often think that the Pilot scholarships are for future airline pilots and pilots of other aircraft. This is not the case at all. In fact, these disability scholarships are available to those individuals who are planning careers that will allow them to assist those who have brain related disabilities in some way.

The Pilot International Foundation Scholarships Program includes four separate scholarship opportunities. These include the Pilot International Foundation Scholarship, the Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship, the Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship, and the Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship.

The Pilot Scholarship is available to those who will be attending college as an undergraduate student provided that the student is preparing for a career that will assist people who have brain related disabilities or disorders. The amount of this scholarship award is not more than $2000, and could be less, and you can reapply for the scholarship even after winning it for an additional three years. You must be a fulltime student to be eligible and to remain eligible.

The Becky Burrows Memorial Scholarship Fund is intended for those who will be re-entering the job market. As with the PIF Scholarship, the winner must be pursuing a career in a field that works to improve the lives of people who have brain related disorders and disabilities. You must also be a fulltime or part time student, and the award amount is $1000 for fulltime students, and $500 for part time students per year, but they may be used all the way through the doctorate degree level.

The Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000. This award is intended for graduate or doctorate students who will be working with children who have brain related disorders or disabilities. In order to be considered for this award, you must promise in writing that you will work with these children upon your graduation.

The Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship was not awarded during the 2009 school year, but it is expected to be awarded in the 2010-2011 school year. The amount of this award is $1500. This Pilot scholarship is just a bit different in that the applicant must be a foreign student who is studying in the United States or Canada, and he or she must be studying in the field of Agriculture, Business Administration, Livestock, Political Science, Computer Science, Psychology, Education, Public Health, Guidance Counseling, Religion, Healing Arts and Sciences, Home Economics, Journalism, or Social Service.

All of these awards are applied for using one application, but you must have a local Pilot International Club sponsor your application in order to be considered. You can contact your local Pilot International for more information concerning sponsorship. The deadline for applying occurs March 1st of each year. If you continue in your studies, you have the opportunity to submit a new application each year that you are in school to have your Pilot scholarship awarded to you again. For more information go to Pilot International Foundation Scholarships.

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8 Responses

  1. Temesgen Sisay says:

    MY name is Temesgen sisay i live in Ethiopia. I am physicaly handicap. and alos I live in Orphan age now unvirsity Studenet. I want scholarship pleace help me.

    Temesgen Sisay

  2. admin says:


    you may want to read up at Study Abroad Scholarships Grants for more on your particular area. Also go to GSLC or the Global Student Loan Corporation which may help.

    Also try a Fulbright Scholarship and more Fulbright Scholarship Program information. Also go to disability Fulbright scholarship program.
    Then go to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) -they recently announced several grants that have deadlines in July and August 2010.

  3. am disable in moi university and Sudanese refugee in kenya but i need you to help me to pay my last fourth year in which i have no money.
    please help me to achieve my better through education.

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