The Soaring Society of America (SSA) offers an annual scholarship to young folks up to 20 years of age. The Cadet Scholarship is open to any young person, not just CAP cadets (it is named after the first purpose built training glider - the Cadet).
Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in gliding (participation in the CAP glider portion of the o-flight program qualifies). The applicant must also fill out an application, write an essay, and be endorsed (John Campbell and Sam Streger of the COWG glider program can sign off). The deadline to apply is June 30.
Awards are two 1st place cash grants of $600 each for glider training (made out the to winner's choice of glider training schools), three second place awards of gliding books, and up to 5 third place awards of student memberships in the S
Two years ago (2005) two cadets from DRCS won (one took a first and one took a second). The chances of getting one of the prizes is excellent.
More information can be found on the SSA website (http://www.coloradosoaring.org/ssa/ssay/cyfs.htm).