NAFI Scholarship
The Scholarship
The Scholarship
King Schools and NAFI have teamed up to create an opportunity for a CFI to receive a valuable scholarship to further their education and training.

The award includes $5,000 to apply toward an initial CFI rating or any CFI add-on rating, access to the entire library of King Schools online courses for life (valued at $13,120), and FIRCs for life. Applicants must be a NAFI member, holding a current FAA Commercial certificate with an Instrument rating, or a CFI certificate. (Scholarship value $18,120)

Martha and John King are co-chairmen of King Schools, the largest provider of online training for pilots from student through professional. A primary mission of King Schools is to support flight instructors by preparing their clients for FAA knowledge tests and providing training insights through King's Flight Instructor Refresher Course.

The 2019 winner will be announced and presented at the 2019 Sun n' Fun.
Scholarship Criteria
Scholarship Criteria
The criteria for the scholarship that must be met are listed below. The applicant must be a member of NAFI on January 1, 2019. The applicant must complete or provide:
  • Fill out the official King Schools NAFI application form available here.
  • Two one-page recommendation letters
  • Typed, descriptive 500-word essay
  • Professional résumé
  • Copies of the front and back of all aviation certificates and copy of medical certificate
Descriptive essay and résumé should address the following:
  • Your aviation history and goals
  • What you have done for yourself to achieve your goals
  • Where you see yourself in 5 and 10 years
  • How the scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your present financial need
  • Flight or other training/education for which you need assistance; how your previous training was financed
  • Educational scholarships, awards, and honors
  • Demonstrated involvement in aviation activities

How to apply
Terry Carbonell the 2017 King Schools NAFI Scholarship winner
The scholarship application is hosted on the King Schools website. Click here for the Scholarship Application.

The scholarship application is an interactive PDF that you can fill out, save and send by email. Or you can print the forms, scan them and send as a file. Applications will be accepted by email only.

The 2018 scholarship application period starts on July 27th of 2018 and the deadline is January 3rd, 2019.

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