Apply for 2020 Butler County Airport “Future of Flight” Scholarship

The Butler County Airport Authority is proud to announce that they plan to award one $5,000 scholarship and two $2,500 scholarships in January 2021. Qualified applicants must be Butler County residents* and pilot trainees at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport location of AirQuest Aviation or High Flight Academy.

Apply now to win one $5,000 scholarship and two $2,500 scholarships for flight training at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport.

Qualified applicants must be Butler County residents and pilot trainees at one of the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport flight schools.*

Expenses which qualify for funding are the cost of any flight, ground, or simulator training, as well as books, materials and testing fees, at a Butler County FAA Part 61 or 141 flight school. Funds will be disbursed directly to the school and must be used in the 2021 calendar year.

The scholarship committee will make a recommendation to the Authority Board for approval at the January 2021 board meeting. Recipients will be notified in writing and funds will be issued to the school, as expenses are incurred.

Submit the following items in writing to Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport Future of Flight Scholarship, c/o Butler County Airport Authority, 473 Airport Rd Ste 2, Butler PA 16002. All requirements must be received by 4 PM on November 30, 2020!

1) Completed application including, if under 18 years old, parent or legal guardian consent.

2) A one to three-page essay specifying your flight training history and past aviation activities, your plans for future flight training and what you want to accomplish with the license or certification to which you aspire. In addition, please indicate your accomplishments, personal challenges and need which make you particularly worthy of receiving the scholarship.

3) A one-page resume summarizing your academic achievement and any other honors, activities, and pertinent experiences that make you an ideal merit scholarship recipient.

4) Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives.

Please direct any questions to Stacey Daugharthy at 724-586-6665 or

(*Students living outside of Butler County may be considered this year. Please check after 11/13 to verify.)