Why Sponsor Aviation Training?
Stripes to Bars is a 501(c)(3) public charity that enables qualified veterans to earn Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificates. In doing so, we assist those Veterans transition from military to civilian life, while increasing the pilot population.
Servicemembers frequently describe feeling lost during the transition from military to civilian life. Aviation can provide the necessary challenge and structure during this frequently difficult time.
Previous generations heavily relied on retired and separated Veterans to fill professional pilot positions. Stripes to Bars aims to help Veterans make this transition by providing financial scholarships and mentorship.
The media is full of stories highlighting the US and worldwide pilot shortage that is a result of increasing air travel and the retirement of large numbers of professional pilots. Stripes to Bars is committed to enabling our Veterans to fill this gap in both the private and professional pilot population.
2022 Scholarship Winners
Our entire Stripes To Bars team is honored to award this year's first round of scholarships totaling $24,500 to 12 recipients.[...]
Search + Rescue Storytelling Night
Join us as we celebrate our Colorado search and rescue teams with a night of storytelling.[...]
2021 Stripes to Bars Scholarship Winners: Round 2
In 2021, the leaders and volunteers at Stripes to Bars are yet again astonished at the quality of applicants that have came forward. We’re proud to announce we’re growing again this year. So, let’s jump right into it. We’d like to welcome our second round of scholarship recipients for 2021. Our entire Stripes To Bars[…]
2021 Stripes to Bars Scholarship Winners: Round 1
Well, 2021 is here. We’re proud to announce we’re growing again this year. So, let’s jump right into it. We’d like to welcome in 2021 with our first round of scholarship recipients. In round 1 we are awarding $15,000 in total scholarships to 6 individuals – Randi Copeland– Manuela Jay– Maryam Khazraee– Nathan Rose– Cade[…]
Stripes to Bars announces partnership with Pilot Pipeline
The leadership and everyone involved with Stripes to Bars is excited to announce a new partnership with Pilot Pipeline. The new partnership will provide our scholarship winners with an amazing resource to streamline the path to achieving their aviation dreams. Pilot Pipeline is an automated career management platform designed to meet current or aspiring pilots at[…]
2020 Scholarship Winners
What can we say about 2020? I’m sure a lot of things come to mind for many of us. One of which wasn’t that we would grow the way we did, awarding 14 total scholarships this year. Our entire Stripes To Bars team is honored to be able to grow this year’s list of awardees.[…]
2020 Stripes to Bars Scholarship Recipients Announced
We are so excited to announce round one of this year’s scholarships. As the prior years have taught us – we have some amazingly talented individuals who are seeking our assistance, guidance and mentorship on their journey into and through the aviation certification process. All of us at Stripes to Bars continue to be astounded[…]
2020 Timeline Update
S2B’s Applicants, I want to personally thank you for the time and effort put into your application. Our selection committee has completed an initial review and can attest to the impressive caliber of our applicants. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to delay our announcement of the 2020[…]
Aviation Careers Podcast Interviews Stripes to Bars
Like us, we’re sure you are listening to podcasts of all kinds. Whether you are a commuter listening in your car on the daily drive, running trails or walking through town, you can listen in to Stripes to Bars on the Aviation Careers podcast that aired recently. Our episode on Aviation Careers Podcast is a[…]
2020 Aviation Scholarship Application Now Open
On January 1, 2020 the application window opened for this year’s pool of applicants. As the number of applicants continues to grow year by year, the leadership and volunteers at Stripes to Bars are encouraged. There has been a continued shortage of pilots and people like Josh Urban, one of the 2019 scholarship recipients, who[…]
A Note from Our President
Thank you for supporting Stripes to Bars. We are a dedicated, diverse and all-volunteer team. We are lucky to have active duty and retired National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers in addition to aviation professionals, financial managers and devoted family members as part of our organization. We are excited to use 90% of donated funds to create aviation scholarships for eligible Veterans, in an effort to smooth their transition to civilian life while simultaneously working to increasing the civilian pilot population.
-- Clayton Horney