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Scholarship Foundation

Partner with the North Carolina Airports Association in awarding scholarships to students attending two-year and four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina with Aviation programs.

Over the past few years the Airports Association presented scholarships to honor Mr. Bruce Matthews, former Assistant Director of the North Carolina Division of Aviation to recognize his distinguished aviation career and dedication to the students of North Carolina State University. Scholarships were awarded to students who had demonstrated interest and/or experience in transportation engineering, airport planning and design.

The Airport Association recently established the North Carolina Airports Association Educational Foundation, Inc., a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purpose of the Educational Foundation is to provide scholarships to deserving students attending schools throughout North Carolina with aviation programs. We will accomplish this goal through public support from individuals, corporations and others.

The 2018 Scholarship Opportunities have been awarded to Elizabeth Lattimore (Bruce Matthews Scholarship $3,000),  Richard Rodgers  (Embry Riddle) and Joseph Clemmons (AB Tech)  (each receiving a $1500 Educational Foundation Scholarship).

The North Carolina Airports Association is pleased to announce the availability for scholarships for deserving students who either are or plan to enter an aviation field of study. Interested undergraduate and graduate college students should the links below to review the requirements and to complete their application. You will also need to submit an official transcript to: Lisa Edwards, c/o NC Airports Association, 66 Castellan Drive, Greer, SC 29650  


Check Back Fall 2018 to apply for our 2019 scholarship opportunities!

Angel - up to $500.00
Bronze - $501.00 to $1499.00
Silver - $1500.00 to $2499.00
Gold - $2500.00 to $4999.00
Platinum - $5000.00 to $7499.00
Presidential - $7500.00 to $10,000.00

Download the donation form here

Yes, our corporate partners are very important for the continued success of the scholarship program. The corporate donation levels are: Angel - up to $500.00
Bronze - $501.00 to $1499.00
Silver - $1500.00 to $2499.00
Gold - $2500.00 to $4999.00
Platinum - $5000.00 - $7499.00
Presidential - $7500.00 to $10,000.00

Download the donation form here

Interested undergraduate and graduate college students should visit the Bruce Matthews Scholarship page and the NCAA Scholarship page for details and the online application.




The 2018 Applications are now available.  Awards will be announced at the NCAA Annual Conference March 2018 at the Omni Grove Park Inn & Spa, Asheville, NC

Click here for information and to apply for the Bruce Matthews Scholarship.

Click here for information and to apply for the NC Airports Association Scholarship.

The scholarship winner(s) will be recognized at the annual North Carolina Airports Association conference in March 2018. One recipient may be selected for the Bruce Matthws Scholarship and up to two students may be chosen for a NCAA scholarship award.

The value of the NCAA scholarship is $1500. The value of the Bruce Matthews scholarship is $3000. Scholarships are non-renewable.




The two scholarships have slightly different requriements. The details are available through the following links:

Requirements for the Bruce Matthews Scholarship

Requirements for the NCAA Aviation Scholarships