All application materials must be submitted together via e-mail or through the mail in one envelope.

  • E-mail application submissions to:
  • Mail application submissions to:
    Stripes to Bars
    P.O. Box 12234
    Denver, CO 80212

Current Scholarships

Stripes to Bars 2018 Award (Coming Soon)

  • Applications accepted Oct 1st, 2017 to Jan 31st, 2018.
  • Scholarships awarded on March 1st, 2018

Modaero/STB Partnership 2017 Award (Currently closed)

  • Applications accepted Feb 1 –  March 31st, or until 50 applications received
  • Must be present to accept award at Modaero Aviation Festival 2017 in Houston, Texas June 2-4, 2017
  • Awarded June 2-4, 2017
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, Modaero has postponed their airshow without a future date set. All applicants will automatically be enrolled in the Stripes to Bars 2018 applicant pool .

Stripes to Bars 2017 Award (Currently closed)

  • Applications accepted Oct 1st, 2016 to Jan 31st, 2017.
  • Scholarships awarded on March 1st, 2017

Initial steps/requirements

  1. Obtain aviation medical certificate (1st class required for career track, 3rd class for non-career track)
  2. Obtain a copy of DD 214 (Discharged Veterans) or 
    ORB/ERB (Current Servicemembers)

    • Please ensure social security numbers are blacked out in all supporting documents.
  3. Obtain a commander’s letter of recommendation (Current Servicemembers)
  4. Complete Stripes to Bars application (download here)
  5. Submit complete application packet and all supporting documents


  1. Applicants must be currently serving, or honorably discharged Veterans, of the United States armed forces
  2. Applicants must obtain an aviation medical certificate (1st class required for career track, 3rd class for non-career track)
  3. Although prior criminal history is not an automatically disqualifying event*, Stripes to Bars reserves the right to evaluate each application in it’s entirety to determine eligibility. (*Prior criminal history will be reviewed during the process of obtaining a medical certificate)
  4. Have access to Stripes to Bars qualified flight training facility, equipment and instructor (see list of approved facilities and information on how to have a flight school or instructor added to the approved list)
  5. Have transportation and schedule availability to allow flight lessons weekly (schedule to be determined between student, equipment, and instructor availability)

Selection Criteria

  1. Must submit a complete, signed application, together with all supporting documents.
  2. The award determination will be made on the selection committee’s evaluation of the overall quality of the application and the scholarship essay questions.


  • All scholarships are awarded on an individual basis, as funding is available and dispersed at the discretion of the selection committee
  • Funds will be paid directly to the approved flight training facility from which the applicant intends to become certified
  • Scholarship selection shall be made without regard to race, national origin, sex, or disability*

*Disabilities preventing applicants from obtaining an aviation medical certificate will be solely determined by an Aviation Medical Examiner