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King Schools NAFI Scholarship Information

The Scholarship
King Schools and NAFI have teamed up to create an opportunity for a CFI to receive a valuable scholarship to further their education and training.
The award includes $5,000 to apply toward an initial CFI rating or any CFI add-on rating, access to the entire library of King Schools online courses for life (valued at over $14,000), and FIRCs for life. Applicants must be a NAFI member, holding a current FAA Commercial certificate with an Instrument rating, or a CFI certificate. (Scholarship value over $19,000)
Martha and John King are co-chairmen of King Schools, the largest provider of online training for pilots from student through professional. A primary mission of King Schools is to support flight instructors by preparing their clients for FAA knowledge tests and providing training insights through King's Flight Instructor Refresher Course.
The 2023 winner was announced and presented at the 2023 SUN n' FUN.
Scholarship Criteria
The criteria for the 2024 scholarship that must have been met are listed below. The criteria for the 2025 scholarship will be updated and posted here in the summer of 2024.
  • Fill out the official King Schools NAFI application form
  • Two one-page recommendation letters
  • Typed, descriptive 500-word essay
  • Professional résumé
  • Copies of the front and back of all aviation certificates and copy of medical certificate
Descriptive essay and résumé should address the following:
  • Your aviation history and goals
  • What you have done for yourself to achieve your goals
  • Where you see yourself in 5 and 10 years
  • How the scholarship will help you achieve your objective and your present financial need
  • Flight or other training/education for which you need assistance; how your previous training was financed
  • Educational scholarships, awards, and honors
  • Demonstrated involvement in aviation activities
How to Apply
The 2025 scholarship application will be on the King Schools website in the summer of 2024.
The scholarship application is an interactive PDF that you can fill out, save and send by email. Or you can print the forms, scan them and send as a file. Applications will be accepted by email only.
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