Atlas Air Scholarship

Atlas Air Scholarship

At Atlas Air we know the value of a talented and diverse workforce. We are excited to offer a scholarship to students studying in aviation, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) along with other disciplines that will prepare them for a career in aviation and/or air cargo. Today we employ more than 4,000 pilots and ground staff which include technical, operational, engineering, dispatch, sales and administrative functions to support our customers, business and each other.

Airfreight is a significant pillar in our nation’s supply chain. Its speed and flexibility fuels large industries and small businesses, and rapidly delivers high-value and time-critical cargo.  Its importance is reflected in the growth of e-commerce and express delivery that has become such a big part of our daily lives. We also fly humanitarian missions to deliver food, water, medical supplies and other daily living essentials to natural disaster-ravaged areas. We look to the next generation of talented students and innovators to join our team in the years to come, as we continue to Care for the World We Carry.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Atlas Air Scholarship Requirements

A $2,500 scholarship will be presented to the most qualified applicant, based on academic and leadership qualities, extracurricular accomplishments and a written recommendation from one teacher/educator. The award may be used for payment of tuition, books, fees and other educational expenses.

The award of $2,500 will be sent directly to recipient’s choice of educational institution (i.e., Community College, four-year College, University, Technical School, or Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate). If the awardee withdraws from the academic program with a tuition refund, the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center will receive the refund.

Scholarship recipients from previous years are eligible to reapply.


Selection Criteria:
Selection will be based on:
  • The applicant’s Scholarship Entry Form and Essay.
  • Interest in the field of aviation, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as related to aviation and/or air cargo.
  • Extra-curricular activities.
  • Recommendations of high school/college faculty.
  • Academic record.
  • Financial need will also be considered.

The top five (5) candidates may be called for an interview.
The successful candidate will be notified by letter and/or telephone.

Application Process:

All applicants must complete and email the following materials to the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center Scholarship Committee.

  • Atlas Air Scholarship Entry Form with a 500-word essay, as described on the entry form.
  • Copy of applicant’s high school/college transcript of grades.
  • Letters of recommendation from two faculty members of the applicant’s high school, college, university, or technical school.

Application and supporting documents must be emailed by June 1, 2021.

Download an application form below, for best results use Adobe Acrobat to fill out the form:
Atlas Air Scholarship Application Form (pdf format)

Email completed applications to the email address below. DO NOT postal mail or FAX your applications.

Subject Line: Atlas Air Scholarship

For any questions please email: or contact us directly at the phone numbers below:

Phone: (310) 331-1551 (R. E. Smith and Associates)
Phone: (323) 588-2464 (Barbara Keller, Flight Path Learning Center)

All applicants must:
  • Be eligible to apply for full-time study in an accredited school (community college, four year college,
    university, technical school, etc.) leading to a degree or certificate in aviation, aerospace, aeronautics or physical science studies that relate to aviation and plan on attending school no later than the next academic school year.
  • Be a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident.
  • Reside in Southern California.
  • Have demonstrated or expressed a genuine interest in a career in aviation, aerospace or aeronautics. For example, membership in aviation explorer scouts, member of an aviation or aerospace club, attendance at an aviation or space camp, extra-curricular aviation, robotics or engineering activities, a student membership in a professional engineering society, etc.

Final: Approvals by DC, CG & JV @ Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings 04.22.21