Scholarships

Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

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 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  


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

When the application period is open, links will be posted here for both Scholarship Application Forms.




Check back Fall 2019 to apply for 2020 scholarships to be awarded at the annual conference April 2020 in Wilmington, NC.

Awarded March 18th, 2019 at the NCAA Annual Conference Banquet Dinner.

Bruce Matthews Scholarship awarded to Holly Lansden Huffine, a student at NC State University entering her junior year and holds a 3.53 GPA working toward her B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering. Holly was awarded a $3,000.00 scholarship.

Educational Foundation Scholarships Daniel Robert Drum, a Senior at NC State University working on his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a GPA of 3.53.  Daniel plans to continue at NC State University to pursue his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering.  Daniel was awarded a $1500.00 scholarship.

Liam Connor Payne is entering his junior year at Lenoir Community College studying Aviation Management.  He has an impressive 4.0 GPA.  Liam was awarded a $1500.00 scholarship.

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