Scholarships Available Through the WMAA Foundation

Although WMAA is a tuition-free public charter high school, some of our programs (such as the private pilot license) require additional student investments. Through the generosity of donors, the West Michigan Aviation Academy Foundation is able to provide scholarship support for students interested in specific areas of study.

The Frey Foundation: Private Pilot Flight Training Scholarship (Need-Based)

The Frey Foundation Private Pilot Flight Training Scholarship is a need-based scholarship established in order to support qualified high school seniors who are pursuing a private pilot license while participating in the WMAA flight training program. Students submit their application in their senior year for this scholarship.

Private Pilot Flight Training Scholarship

Application opens: October 3, 2022

Application deadline: November 4, 2022

The Frey Foundation: Solo Flight Scholarship

The Frey Foundation Solo Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that supports qualified students who seek to solo an airplane while participating in the WMAA flight training program. Applicants submit their application in their junior year for this scholarship. (Application will be available in late fall 2022.)

Solo Scholarship

Application opens: February 1, 2023

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

The Ray Foundation Scholarship

The Ray Foundation Scholarship is a competitive scholarship offered to juniors ahead of their senior year in the flight program at West Michigan Aviation Academy. The scholarship is established to award students based on aviation merit who are pursuing a career in aviation beyond high school. Awarded funds may only be used for private pilot flight training at WMAA. Recipients will be announced at the annual Awards Assembly each year in June. (Application will be available in late fall 2022.)

Ray Foundation Scholarship

Application opens: February 1, 2023

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

The Secchia Family Service Scholarship

The Secchia Family Service Scholarship is a flight training scholarship offered to juniors ahead of their senior year that awards students who are pursuing an aviation career rooted in service such as the military, mission field, law enforcement, AeroMed, air ambulance, or other. (Application will be available in late fall 2022.)

Secchia Family Service Scholarship

Application opens: February 1, 2023

Application deadline: March 1, 2023