The COPA Neil J. Armstrong Scholarship Fund promotes Canadian pilot development by providing annual scholarships to student pilots in both ab-initio and advanced flight training programs.
Neil J. Armstrong Created to honour one of Canada’s foremost aviators, the scholarship has helped many Canadian pilots get their wings.
There are two scholarships that are awarded each year. The First is the “ab-initio scholarship” which provides up to $10,000 toward eligible training costs associated with obtaining a Private Pilot License (PPL). The second is the Advanced Training Scholarship which provides up to $5,000 toward eligible training costs associated with advanced flight training such as a commercial license, various endorsements or ratings for pilots who already have a PPL.
“I have a part time job to help contribute to my own expenses, but flight training has been out of reach for me. This scholarship made all the difference for me in obtaining my private, and eventually commercial pilot licences.” – Erik Yaremkewich, Squamish, BC 2018 Winner.
“Thank you so very much for the honour of second runner up $2000 scholarship for flight training. It is so exciting to find out that my hard work and my lifestyle choices have paid off. I find it to be a huge honour to have been chosen. This scholarship will definitely be put to good use in my flight training. You guys rock!” – Natalie Cloutier, Lac La Biche, AB 2006 Second Runner Winner
*NOW ACCEPTING 2021 COPA NEIL J. ARMSTRONG SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 31, 2021.
To apply for the COPA Neil J. Armstrong Scholarship, complete and submit form with supporting documentation. Online applications are preferred, however applications can also be mailed to:
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
Attn: COPA Neil J. Armstrong Selection Committee
75 Albert Street Suite 903
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7