Niche College Scholarship

Fly For Duke

February 28, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

The Duke Carrillo Foundation offers a scholarship to honor the legacy of Duke Carrillo, an aspiring aviator and a student at the United States Naval Academy. Duke’s dream was to become a naval aviator and a professional pilot. Although he was unable to achieve that goal, the foundation is committed to helping others achieve their aviation goals in his place.

Scholarship Details

  • Annual Fly For Duke aviation scholarship for aspiring aviators.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be between the ages of 17 – 24 years
  • Not currently enrolled in a college, university or other aviation program
  • Must train at an FAA approved flight school
  • Must complete private pilot ground school prior to commencement of flight training
  • Must qualify for and provide a copy of an FAA 3rd class medical prior to flight training
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Final applicants will be required to participate in a short video interview with the scholarship committee

Application Process

  1. Application period: November 19th, to February 28th.
  2. Includes financial support and mentoring for the recipients.

The Duke Carrillo Foundation will offer one Fly For Duke aviation scholarship per year to an aspiring aviator who is between the ages of 17 and 24 to earn a private pilot’s license. In addition to financial assistance, the scholarship will include mentoring to support and guide the recipients as they go through training. Scholarship Search