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2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Lyons Aviation Foundation is proud to present the 2023 Scholarship Recipients.

The Lyons Aviation Foundation is proud to announce the 2023 aviation scholarship winners.  The foundation was able to award a total of 5 scholarships this year!  Five aspiring pilots from across the United States were selected:

The Lyons Aviation Foundation Announces the 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Giyer, 19, of Buda, TX. a scholarship amount of $3000 to support her in completing the requirements for a private pilot certificate

Calvin Maynard, 16, of Williamson, NY a scholarship amount of $1500 towards his flight training.

Makayla Galler, 17, of Northglenn, CO- a scholarship amount of $1500 towards her flight training.

Ryson Garcia, 17, of Waipahu, HI, a scholarship amount of $1500 towards his flight training

Gabriel Dimas, 21, of Highland, CA – a scholarship amount of $1500 towards his flight training.

The Lyons Aviation Foundation is proud to present our scholarship recipients.  The Lyons family has been linked to aviation in one form or another for over 65 years.  This foundation is born out of our sense to give back.  It’s created through the loving and caring nature instilled in our family by our parents.  It’s created to help give opportunity to those that might not otherwise have the means to pursue aviation as a career path.  This foundation is about our family story and its ties to aviation, military service, and one another.  As a family we have been blessed, and truly believe in helping and giving to others.  The Lyons Aviation Foundation’s hope is to inspire, assistant, and to provide opportunity.  Your donations are appreciated to help achieve these goals.

Click the links above to read their story!

2 Comments on “2023 Scholarship Recipients”

  1. Hi I am the mother of a current freshmen in college who is pursuing his dream as a professional pilot and he is doing great and loving it. Our only problem is the cost. We do not have a lot of money and have utilized all our scholarship and financial aid resources we currently have and are looking at a hefty loans/loans this semester alone. As a mom I do not want to see him have to worry about if he will be able to finish because of the cost and not because he can’t do it. We are looking at scholarships all over and as I was reading this one I wasn’t sure if he would qualify since he is already attending a college. Would he be eligible to apply and possibly get this being he is already earning hours and just had his 1st solo? Thank You for you time.

    • As long as as he meets these requirements:


      You must be between the ages of 16-24 on April 25th of the scholarship year you are applying for
      You must not currently hold a Private Pilot Certificate- Airplane
      You must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
      You must of good moral character (have no misdemeanor or felony convictions)
      You must be able to read, write, and speak English to FAA standards
      You must be able to obtain a FAA Third-Class Medical certificate (only requested if selected for scholarship)
      The scholarship recipient must commit to using scholarship funds towards their private pilot certificate within 8 months of being named a recipient.

      He must agree to this following statement in the application:

      I acknowledge that if I attain my Private Pilot Certificate (by successfully passing the flight evaluation/check ride) prior to 15 March 2024 I must immediately notify the Foundation, since applicants already possessing a PPC are not eligible for an award.

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