SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FEMALE PILOTS
Scholarships for advanced training and continuing education are available to female helicopter pilots through multiple organizations.
Whirly-Girls, an international organization of women helicopter pilots, has awarded numerous scholarships to Colorado Heli-Ops’ trainees! See www.whirlygirls.org for more information and eligibility requirements.
The Ninety-Nines is another membership program for female aviators. They also offer scholarships to female pilots. See scholarships here: https://www.ninety-nines.org/scholarships.htm
AOPA MEMBER LOANS
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) offers loans to its members through its affiliated partner, MBNA America Bank. Repayment terms are up to five years. Loans may be used for any flight training expense including aircraft rental, instruction, books, supplies, etc.
AOPA Flight Training Funds offers:
- predictable payments
- no annual fee
- no collateral needed
- renewable source of cash
- Credit line up to $25,000
METRO STATE UNIVERSITY
MSU, located in Denver, has an aviation bachelor’s degree program that is one of the largest and most respected in the country. Although MSU does not offer a helicopter specific degree, they offer a wide variety of coursework that can help broaden pilots’ knowledge base.
For people who need to finance significant portions of their training, combining flight training at Heli-Ops with coursework at MSU may be the best option.
Students who attend MSU can obtain both Federal and private student loans, as much as $25,000 per semester, to spend on helicopter flight training.
Contact Colorado Heli-Ops if you are interested in financing your training while taking classes at MSU. We can help with the process!