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Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship


May 15, 2024

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  • Criteria of Eligibility: Available to Private Pilots of all ages; This scholarship is specifically to promote advanced training in aviation. Applicants must already hold a current Private Pilot Certificate; Scholarship is to be used toward advanced training in aviation; Applicant must provide a professional resume, and include one letter of recommendation related to aviation skills.
    Applicants must submit a one-page, typewritten essay giving their reasons for pursuing advanced training in aviation.
    Available to pilots in the Midwest, limited to: ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, IN, and OH.

    t is in this spirit and in his loving memory that his wife, Heather Cowden, reached out to the Community Foundation of Dunn County to establish the Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship. It is Heather’s hope that aspiring pilots who lack the financial resources to pursue advanced pilot training will be able to fulfill their dreams in Bill’s memory. Starting in 2015, one scholarship will be available each year to provide financial support to an area pilot working to obtain higher ratings in aviation, up to $1,500. Applications are accepted from March 15th through May 15th of each year.
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