Dream to Fly: Jeff Cheng Memorial Scholarship Applications Open February 4th, 2021 - April 8th, 2021

The Dream to Fly: Jeff Cheng Memorial Scholarship is not currently accepting applications.

The 2021 Dream to Fly: Jeff Cheng Memorial Scholarship will run February 4th, 2021 – April 8th, 2021. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm AKST.

The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Jeff Cheng, pilot and flight instructor. Jeff was passionate about flying and had hoped to find a way to increase the accessibility of becoming a pilot to a wider diversity of people.

Scholarships will help a student who plans to pursue flying as a professional career.




  • Alaska Resident
  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent
  • A dream to fly as a professional pilot


  • Individuals of underrepresented groups in the Alaska Aviation community


  • Personal Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Demonstrated financial need

IMPORTANT: Successful applicants must submit the name and address of their flight school to ACF through the online system before their award can be disbursed. If we do not receive the above information by June 30, 2021, the scholarship may not be awarded. Please contact ACF if you cannot send in the information by this date.

Contact The Alaska Community Foundation with questions: scholarships@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700