Flight Experience For Youth (FEFY) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating growth opportunities for young people through aviation experiences and education at Sugarbush Soaring in Warren, Vermont.
In 2023, FEFY is excited to offer three Youth Soaring Camp (YSC) Scholarships to youth ages 13-18:
- Luke Hammer Memorial Scholarship for residents of the State of Vermont
- African American Youth
- Female, Transgender or Non-Binary Youth
The YSC is a week-long, immersive experience that includes ten instructional flights, ground school, meals, supervised overnight camping on the airfield and plenty of other exciting activities. The scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition (a value of $3,600).
The 2023 YSC scholarship application period will run from February 1 to March 15, 2023, with winners being announced no later than March 31, 2023. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application and notification of whether they received the scholarship.
Financial assistance for additional flight training opportunities at Sugarbush Soaring in Warren, VT may be available as well. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other youth scholarship opportunities (outside of FEFY) exist as well. For example, the Soaring Society of America has a number of scholarships for youth of all skill levels... from the pre-solo beginner all the way up through experienced Junior pilots seeking advanced ratings and/or cross-country, wave, or ridge soaring experience (https://www.ssa.org/soaring-scholarships/). The Women Soaring Pilots Association (WSPA) also offers scholarships (http://www.womensoaring.org/?p=info).