Gwendolyn O. Mayo Scholarship

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Mayo Aviation & Aspen Flight Academy Scholar Mentor Program

Mayo Aviation is investing in the next generation of pilots and helping them discover career opportunities within the aviation industry. To help students realize their passion for flying, we are announcing the establishment of the Gwendolyn O. Mayo Memorial Scholarship – The Aspen Flight Academy Scholarship (High School).

This scholarship is awarded to Pitkin County Area High School Students who are also Aspen Flight Academy students in need of financial support to pursue their goals in professional aviation.




One $5000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an Aspen Flight Academy Student to be used for active flight training.


  1. This scholarship is available only to active students at Aspen Flight Academy.
  2. The scholarship is needs-based, where applicants can outline their particular financial situation in their application essay.
  3. Applicants will have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA through their senior high school year.
  4. Award winners will meet once every quarter with an assigned mentor from Mayo Aviation and may meet more frequently if desired.
  5. The student has a focus on aviation degree studies with defined goals.


Answers will not be assessed on their length but on the depth and quality of the answers. All answers will be held in strict confidence withing the review committee defined as the Mayo Leadership Team, whom also may be assisted by the Aspen Flight Academy Board Members.

Please write and submit a brief essay covering the following information:

  • In 250 words or less tell us about you, then in as many words as you need;
  • Describe your personal aviation aspirations.
  • Describe your family and personal financial situation.
  • Provide at least one reference letter from a High School or AFA instructor.


Scholarship Application for Aspen Flight Academy - High School.

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