Active Scholarships

One of the ICAS Foundation’s service areas is to award financial scholarships to support the pilots, mechanics and performers of the future. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to 137 recipients. The Foundation has several active scholarships to help support these young men and women’s education to provide the air show and aviation industry with its future leaders.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is December 31st of each year. The scholarship winners are announced the following Spring, just in time for prime flight training season.

This scholarship is open to a male or female seeking an aviation-related degree. The recipient must have completed at least two semesters with an aviation-related declared major and have an established trajectory towards completion of their degree. The scholarship amount is $2,000.

Recipient must be a female holding a private pilot certificate. The grant is to be used for aerobatic flight training. Scholarship amount is $3,500. Scholarship is funded through the year 2023.

The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, age 16 or older. The scholarship is for the Basic Aerobatic course instruction in tailwheel aircraft operations or aerobatic flight at Grayout Aerosports, LLC. The scholarship honors Sonny Lovelace and Randy Drake. Fund is not endowed.

The recipient must be male or female with a private pilot’s license, between the ages of 18 and 31 and residing in the western United States, defined as the states of California, Oregon, Washing-ton, Nevada or Idaho. The scholarship monies must be applied towards aerobatic flight training or schooling towards obtaining an A&P license. Scholarship amount: $4,000. Fund is fully endowed.

2021 Lovelace Drake Scholarship Recipient:

AngelINA Kapp

Angelina Kapp is a junior at the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale working towards her Aviation Flight Associate’s and Bachelor’s in Aviation Technologies. She is a private pilot with an instrument rating and is currently in commercial flight training.

Angelina is the current president and past secretary for the Women in Aviation International chapter 80; Founder and past President for the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance chapter 30; Flying Salukis NIFA Flight Team, competing member; event coordinator for Rotor and Wing Ambassadors; and the current treasurer of our Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals chapter.

The scholarship will allow Angelina to receive additional aerobatic training to strengthen her skills as a pilot and continue her mission of using her roles in aviation to lift others, to further science as a future pilot with NOAA, and to honor the beauty that is aerobatics.