Do you want to start a career in the aviation industry? Then an Air Charter Service (ACS) grant or scholarship could be just the thing to help you realize your dreams. ACS is a global leader in private aviation, organizing over 12,000 private jet charters a year from offices in six continents. To demonstrate its passion for supporting the future of the industry, ACS is now offering you the chance to benefit from aviation scholarships and research grants.

ACS aviation scholarships and research grants


Want to offset university course fees or help fund your research in the aerospace and aviation sector? Then ACS is keen to help financially and provide you with industry contacts to help further your career. The company is looking for aerospace students who are bright, motivated, and innovative to join their scholarship program, here are the details:

  • If you’re conducting ground-breaking research for a reputable scientific journal, then you could win a $5,000 ACS aviation scholarship. Winners will be judged on the caliber of the journal, as well as the potential impact their paper could have on the aviation industry.

If you’re working on a cutting-edge research paper that could change the world of aviation, then you can also apply for one of these student grants:

  • Receive up to $500 to publish your research on the ACS website. Students who apply for this option will get help from experts at ACS and inside information, including statistics, about the private aviation industry to help with their research.
  • Get up to $500 to support your existing research for publication. The grant amount will depend on how innovative and important your study is to the aviation sector.

Who can apply for an aviation grant or scholarship?

If you’re currently enrolled in an engineering or aviation program at a fully-accredited university in the United States, then you’re eligible to apply for a scholarship. Qualifying courses include Professional Pilot programs, Airport or Aviation Management, or Commercial Aviation courses.

Why is Air Charter Service offering financial aid?


ACS has a long history of nurturing aerospace scientists and the next generation of aviation leaders through internship programs. The company was built from the ground up by founder Chris Leach, the son of a pilot whose experience in the aviation industry included working for Saturn Airways. With a focus on personal service, Leach started the company from a basement in 1990 and helped fund his vision by taking in a lodger, university student Justin Bowman.

Bowman, who demonstrated ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of aircraft’ became an intern at ACS and later became the company’s CEO. Other impressive intern success stories include Lloyd Robinson, who worked his way up from Assistant Trainee Cargo Broker to Business Development Director. Former intern David Lewis, who is now the ACS Search Marketing Executive, says:

“Only a few months into the (intern) placement I knew I wanted to come back and be part of the growth of ACS after I finished my final year. This is a testament to the positive atmosphere and excellent working environment at ACS.”

From its humble beginnings, ACS has become a global leader in the private jet, group, and cargo charter sector. Today, the company arranges everything from luxury private jets for affluent travelers to sending humanitarian aid to countries in need.

How to apply for an aviation grant or scholarship


To apply for an ACS aviation grant or scholarship, simply send the following details to before the deadline of December 31st 2018:

  • Full name
  • Contact details
  • Email address
  • Mobile number
  • The university program you’re enrolled in
  • Your research topic
  • The potential publication website for your research
  • Existing publications you’re researching for.

Please contact Glenn Phillips if you have any questions about ACS grants and scholarships, and apply today to kick-start your career in the aviation industry.

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