The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) has begun its 2022 scholarship cycle, offering over $300,000 in awards, an amount that has doubled since last year.A variety of scholarships are available for all levels of flight training and other aviation-related higher educational training."NGPA is starting off Pride Month by opening our scholarship program. Over $200,000 of this year's scholarship offerings are extended to students participating in the United Aviate Academy through our partnership with United Airlines," said Troy Merritt, NGPA Vice President. "We've helped many young people achieve their aviation goals, and we are excited to continue doing that through like partnerships."All NGPA scholarships are awarded regardless of an individual's gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, but all applicants are asked to provide evidence of their contributions to the LGBTQ community.The 2022 scholarships are funded through industry partnerships and membership donations. This year, the NGPA will surpass $1.2 million donated since 1998.Industry partners offering scholarships through NGPA in 2022 include American Airlines, Dela Air Lines, Epic Flight Academy, FedEx, Netflix, Republic Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and more.To apply, all applicants must be members of the organization; which can be purchased or renewed at ngpa.org.The application window is open through July 31, 2022."If you aspire to work as an aviation professional, please apply," encourages Miriam Williams, Chair of the NGPA Scholarship Committee. "The scholarship program means a great deal personally because it is a way for me to plant something good for the future."