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.
It really is incredible all of the different ways people are using drones in professional settings. As drones become cheaper and technology continues to improve, the possibilities for different kinds of work in the drone industry have grown like crazy, and there is now a strong job market for certified drone pilots. And aside from work, flying a drone is just plain fun!
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 Part 107 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).
Start your scholarship application right now, or read on to learn more.
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. 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.
Eligible students must:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Be currently enrolled in high school
- Live in the U.S.
How Many Students Can Apply?
There are an unlimited number of scholarships available, but only the first 100 students accepted will also have their Part 107 testing fee covered.
What Is the Deadline?
There is no deadline—applicants will be accepted on a rolling, case-by-case basis.
About Drone Pilot Ground School
Drone Pilot Ground School is UAV Coach’s flagship remote course. The course was designed to help drone pilots prepare for the FAA’s Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test (also known as the Part 107 test) to gain an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.
Over 7,000 commercial drone pilots from companies like Intel, NBC, and GoPro have been trained by Drone Pilot Ground School, and over 99% of Drone Pilot Ground School students pass the Part 107 test on their first try.
Successful scholarship applicants will demonstrate serious intent to study for and pass the FAA Part 107 exam by providing thorough, thoughtful answers to the three questions asked, as well as securing a strong letter of recommendation. Answers that only contain a few sentences and appear hastily written/have spelling and grammar errors will likely not result in a successful outcome.
Questions? Email us at support[at]dronepilotgroundschool[dot]com.