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Not all scholarship applications require a resume. But if they do, a nice resume is crucial for success. Other than your essay or media submission, resumes are the number one way a scholarship committee gets to know YOU!

BogiDope has excellent information on how to create a stellar resume and BogiDope coaches are always available to help. Additionally, there are various other companies that will assist you in writing a great resume such as Raven Career Development.

Common sections:

  1. Education
  2. Employment
  3. Volunteer experience/ achievements.
  4. Flight experience.
  5. Hobbies (only if requested or if you need filler).

Common mistakes:

  1. Spelling errors.
  2. Formatting errors.
  3. Lack of consistency.
  4. Not following directions.


  1. Spellcheck, proofread and have friends and family look over your resume.
  2. Creating a resume in Microsoft Word can be very frustrating. Finding a good template is a helpful first-step if you are not willing to get help from a resume writer.
  3. Be consistent. Examples: If you bold one section heading, then bold all section headings. If you abbreviate a word once, then abbreviate it all the way through the resume. For flight time, round up and use whole numbers for a cleaner product.

Okay, you might be thinking “I don’t have much work experience, flight experience and/or volunteer experience.” Or you may be at the other end of the spectrum with so much volunteer or work experience that you are unsure what to include.

  1. If you are in the first category, don’t be afraid to go way back even if that means including Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts events, school trips, etc.
  2. If you are in the second category use your most recent experience, generally within the last ten years.

For an example of a resume that I use for aviation-specific jobs and scholarships click here.

For an example of a resume that I use for non-aviation scholarships or volunteer positions click here.