Application Window Open for 2024 Gary Hemphill Spirit of NIFA Award

The National Intercollegiate Flying Association is pleased to announce the application window for the Gary Hemphill “Spirit of NIFA” Award is now OPEN!  Gary dedicated his life to serving NIFA and carrying out its mission for the benefit of future generations.  The Award will be presented to the person who exemplifies the same passion toward serving others and commitment to excellence in aviation.  Please see the attached documents for more information on the 2023-2024 Award, amount, eligibility, and application process.  The application window closes at 17:00 EDT on April 12, 2024 and the winner will be recognized at the SAFECON 2024 Awards Banquet.

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a current NIFA Member School during the 2023-2024 academic year 
  • Be, or have been, an active member on the school’s NIFA Flight Team
  • Note: A team’s invitation status for SAFECON 2024 does NOT affect a person’s eligibility to apply for this award – all member school candidates are eligible to apply

We ask that you let your students know about this scholarship opportunity.  Please remind them that the online application form must be completed in one sitting – no saving/return later capability exists.  The attached documents include an overview of the Award and an outline of information requested in the application.  Applicants should prepare their materials in advance of opening the application link.  Please also note that applicants will be required to create/sign-in to a Google account to fill out this form in order for them to receive a copy of their responses.

To apply, click HERE.

2023-2024 Gary Hemphill Spirit of NIFA Award – Application Criteria

2023-2024 Gary Hemphill Spirit of NIFA Award – Announcement