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High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots

Dec 31, 2018


Are you a high school student interested in drones? Or are you a high school educator who’s passionate about STEM education and inspiring your students to get more involved in sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems)?

These days there are literally hundreds of different jobs you can do as a drone pilot—from working as an aerial cinematographer who uses high quality camera drones, to doing aerial inspections for mining or construction companies, to doing forestry surveys for conservation efforts, to helping farmers grow crops more efficiently, all the way to racing FPV drones.

To support high school students interested in furthering their STEM studies and preparing for their future by becoming a certified drone pilot, Drone Pilot Ground School is offering a scholarship just for high school students, to help them study for the test required to get a Remote Pilot Certificate—called the Part107 test—which is a requirement for working as a drone pilot in the United States.

The scholarship provides free, unlimited access to Drone Pilot Ground School’s remote test prep course to help drone pilots pass the FAA’s Part 107 exam (the course usually costs $299).

In addition, the first 100 students to be selected will have their testing fee paid for by Drone Pilot Ground School (the test usually costs $150).

About the Scholarship

The goal of the scholarship is to support high school students who are serious about becoming a certified drone pilot by helping them prepare for the FAA's Part 107 test (https://uavcoach.com/drone-certification/). The Part 107 test covers everything you need to know to fly a drone commercially in the U.S. In case you’re wondering, the minimum age required to be a commercial drone pilot is 16.

An additional goal is to help further the use of drones in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Drones have been used in the classroom in a variety of STEM settings over the last several years, and we’re excited for the possibilities drones present when it comes to helping students become passionate about STEM subjects.

Start your scholarship now at https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/scholarship/

Note: There is no deadline for this scholarship. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, only the first 100 students will have their test fee covered (up to $150).

High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots

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