How does $5,000 sound to help you get started on your journey to becoming an ag pilot? That’s the top prize in the 2013 NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship competition. The goal of the Agricultural Aviation Scholarship is to strengthen the aerial application industry by helping NAAA Operators bring new pilots into the profession. Each applicant must be sponsored by an NAAA Operator, and scholarship recipients must use the proceeds for flight training or agricultural coursework at a university, college, community college or other institution of higher learning. A stipend for a trainee in an NAAA Operator-sponsored apprentice program is also permissible.