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Col. Robert P. “Rob” Moore Scholarship
Col. Moore enjoyed many years of flying as a civilian pilot. His interest and engagement in flying began in Raleigh, NC. He pursued higher levels of pilot certification throughout his career, obtaining the Air Transportation Pilot certificate in multiengine airplanes (Gulfstream II/III typed rated), and Commercial Pilot rating in single engine land and sea airplanes, gliders and lighter-than-air craft. Col. Moore, an FAA Flight Instructor certified to instruct in several aircraft, enjoyed teaching. He remained active in the aviation community as an aviation business owner, President of the General Aviation Council of Hawaii, and a volunteer on the Board of Directors of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. It is through these experiences that Col. Moore has become aware of the high cost of obtaining pilot certifications at all levels. For many individuals seeking such career paths, the cost can be a deterrent. It is Col. Moore’s desire to assist people in achieving the joy in aviation that he has personally enjoyed. The scholarship awards, offered along two paths outlined below, will help deserving students with the support and incentive needed to continue their study.
Scholarship Two: Awarded to FAA Commercial Pilots (or ATPs) getting their initial or additional FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate in any FAA Category aircraft. The applicant must have already satisfactorily completed the FAA-required written test(s) for the CFI certificate, if applicable. A copy of the test completion certificate(s) will be provided with the initial application.
Criteria / application requirements for both scholarships:
- Submit a short (one-page) statement of why the applicant wants to be a pilot or how getting the CFI Certificate will improve what the person can offer to the aviation industry.
- Meet the appropriate eligibility requirements:
- Hawaii resident
- FAA age and/or rating requirements for the certificate sought according to 14 CFR 61
- Passed an FAA medical examination
- Enrolled in or intent to enroll in a flight training at a collegiate flight provider or an FAA FAR 141 Certified Flight School.
Funding may be distributed to the flight provider and the student. For a collegiate program, money may be advanced. For a FAA FAR 141 Flight School, funding may be distributed after student completes and the school attests to the achievement of certain benchmarks (usually solo or after 15-20 hours).
Flight objectives for the scholarship funding must be completed within one year after the scholarship award.