January 2, 2020

Neil J. Armstrong Scholarships


Applications are now open for COPA’s Neil J. Armstrong Flight Training Scholarship.

The COPA Neil J. Armstrong Scholarship Fund promotes Canadian pilot development by providing annual scholarships to student pilots in both ab-initio and advanced flight training programs.

Created to honour one of Canada’s foremost aviators, the scholarship has helped many Canadian pilots get their start. The main award is the Ab Initio Award which provides up to $10,000 to defray eligible training costs associated with the Private Pilot Licence (PPL).

The second award, the Advanced Training Award, is intended for applicants who already hold a PPL and are seeking higher licences or ratings. Both scholarship awards can be applied for by clicking on the link to the application form below. Since the Scholarship started in 1996, 61 students have received over $200,000 in scholarship funding.

“I have a part time job to help contribute to my own expenses, but flight training has been out of reach for me. This scholarship makes all the difference in me obtaining my private, and eventually commercial pilot’s licences.”

– Erik Yaremkewich, Squamish, B.C. 2018 Winner

“Thank you so very much for the honour of second runner up $2000 scholarship for flight training. It is so exciting to find out that my hard work and my lifestyle choices have paid off. I find it to be a huge honour to have been chosen amongst such a strong field of applications. These funds will definitely be put to good use in my flight training. Thank you again for both the scholarship and your assistance. You guys rock!”

– Natalie Cloutier, Lac La Biche, Alta. 2006 Second Runner Winner

Apply by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020.