NDLB Education Grants

Creating the next generation of pilots who can use their skills to help animals is near and dear to our heart. It’s in our DNA as an organization. Over the next decade the need for pilots is going to be at an all time high. Helping offset the costs of pursuing this as a career while creating compassionate pilots is our goal. Applicants for the NDLB Education Grant must demonstrate the desire to use their pilot skills in the future to help not only animals, but others who need the unique help that someone who can fly possesses. 

In conjunction with flight school, aviation colleges, and flying clubs our goal is to provide underserved communities help in offsetting the costs of advancing beyond your private pilot license. As a part of that help we require that the applicant demonstrate to us a willingness to give back my helping their community. This help is encouraged to be through shelter work, helping with animals in some way, or even fostering one of the animals we bring in on a mission.

Aviation Education Grant Requirements

  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Hold a Private Pilot License
  • Hold a current FAA Second Class Medical
  • Already accepted into an aviation program, enrolled at a flight school, or already under the instruction of a CFI with a commitment to pursuing your Commercial, Instrument, or Multi-Engine Rating
  • Secured some of the financing needed to complete the aviation license you are working towards
  • Demonstrated a willingness to help animals through volunteer work, adoption of a shelter animal, or the care for a pet
  • Completed 10 hours of volunteer work for a local shelter, assist in an animal rescue, or equivalent animal welfare work.
  • A commitment to “pay it forward” by donating flight time in the future to help your community. (animal rescue flights, compassion flights, ect)

If you have questions about the grants or the process please email grants@nodogleftbehind.org

Education Grant Application

Applicants Information

Mailing address(Required)

Education Grant Narrative

Education Grant Narrative Questions In order for us to consider your request we need to have a clear understanding on who you are, why you wish to learn to fly, and how you can use your skills as a pilot to help your community. Your application must include answers to the following questions.  Do not exceed four pages. Please submit a Word or PDF document.
  1. 1. Tell us why you want to learn how to fly

  2. 2. Give us some background about your relationship with animals

  3. 3. Describe to us how you foresee helping your community in the future.

  4. 4. Tell us about the flight school, club, or aviation college you wish to or are currently attending.

  5. 5. Give us an example of a goal you set for yourself that you completed

Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please upload in Word or PDF format only.
Addition Items Needed

In order to complete the application process please submit to us:

  • 1. A letter of recommendation from two people (other than family or friends).

  • 2. An acceptance letter from a flight school/aviation college or proof of private flight training you are currently undergoing

  • 3. A copy of your FAA Second Class Medical.

  • 4. Copy of your Private Pilot license
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    Accepted file types: xls, docx, pdf, jpg, Max. file size: 50 MB.