About the Scholarship

  • The Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship is awarded to a student who intends to pursue advanced training in aviation.

  • The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundation of Dunn County, to students who hold a Private Pilot Certificate.

  • The scholarship was established in the memory of famous commercial airline pilot and show performer, Bill Cowden, by his wife in order to relieve the students of financial obstacles that come along with the education.


Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship Awards

  • The scholarship program awards an amount of $1500 to 1 eligible area pilot who is pursuing advanced training in an eligible institution.

  • The recipient of the scholarship program is selected by the scholarship committee of the organization based on certain eligibility criteria.


Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship Application

The applicants must complete the application form with accurate details that is available on the official website and submit along with the following documents:

  • A professional resume.

  • A letter of recommendation on the aviation skills of the applicant.

  • An essay of one page, typewritten, giving the reasons for pursuing advanced training.


Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship Application Deadline

The application is available from March 15th to May 15th. No applications will be considered past the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must have a current Private Pilot Certificate.

  • The student must be pursuing advanced training in aviation.

  • The applicant must produce a professional resume.

  • The applicant must have a letter of recommendation related to aviation skills.


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