Gloria Heath Scholarship

The Flight Safety Foundation Gloria Heath scholarship program is named after a woman who played a critical leadership role in the early days of the Foundation. She was an aviator who served in the U.S. Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. She was named one of the 100 most influential women in aviation by Women in Aviation International and was a recipient of numerous awards, including the Amelia Earhart Award and the Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award. 

The Gloria Heath scholarship will recognize a female student’s commitment to a career in aviation, scholastic excellence indicative of success in the future, a strong interest in and aptitude for aviation and a demonstration of strong character, professionalism, and integrity.


  • Female students in all facets of aviation, including, but not limited to: pilots, engineers, air navigation, aerial controllers, and technicians.
  • Female students enrolled in or accepted to an accredited institution, with an aviation or aerospace program.

How to Apply

  • Submit a 1-2 page autobiographical summary of your history, what drew you to a career in aviation, and what your future career goals are.
  • Provide two letters of reference from a faculty member, advisor, or training staff at your current academic institution.
  • Provide a copy of your academic transcript signed by your registrar showing your aviation curriculum.
  • Submit a 30 second video on how you plan to use the scholarship, which the Foundation will use in future promotions regarding the Gloria Heath Scholarship program.

Submission Deadline: May 10, 2024

Recipients will be notified by June 14, 2024
Scholarships are merit-based and up to USD 5,000

Donate to the Program

As the Flight Safety Foundation continues its steadfast commitment to advancing aviation safety, we recognize the undeniable value of diverse perspectives and experiences in mitigating risks and enhancing safety standards. At the core of our mission is a profound belief in fostering gender diversity within the aviation industry, ensuring that women are not only included but are also provided with meaningful avenues for career growth.

Join us in fostering gender diversity within the aviation industry and helping young women unlock their full potential.  DONATE TODAY!

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How can you help?

Flight Safety Foundation is seeking to partner with distinguished colleges, universities, and aviation training programs around the globe, to bring scholarship opportunities to young women studying aviation and aerospace.

Assist us in identifying students in your aviation program who stand out as Gloria Heath Scholarship recipients!

2022 Scholarship Recipients