The ISA+21 Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship

  • PHD, Master, Bachelor
  • $5.000
  • 1 November 2022

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of a young woman who was well on her way to achieve her dream of becoming an airline pilot, when she lost her life in an airplane accident. The funds for this scholarship are generously donated by the Francesca Norris Memorial Fund and the US Aviation Academy.


Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements: • Hold an FAA Commercial Pilots License or equivalent • In pursuit of a career as an airline pilot • Hold a current first class medical certificate Conditions: • Only one Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship Award is allowed in a lifetime • Applicants may apply for both the FNMS & ISA+21 Financial Scholarship in a given year • Applicants may apply as many times as they wish • Training will be conducted at US Aviation Academy or approved flight school • Funds will be paid directly to the approved training organization • The winner is responsible for travel, housing, and personal expenses during training • Open to female applicants, as indicated on their pilot certificate.

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The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21) will award two $5,000 scholarships (one of those is co-sponsored by the US Aviation Academy). The recipient of the ISA+21/USAA Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship will be attending US Aviation Academy at Denton, TX for her training.


Submit required documents by emailing All applications will be assessed by the Scholarship Committee for eligibility Scholarship entries are due November 1st of each year The scholarship winner is announced in March of each year.

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