The Navigation Apprenticeship/Scholarship is an opportunity for outstanding college students to work with a “Navigation Mentor” of their choice to build their science and engineering knowledge while developing problem-solving skills in a real-life working environment. We hope you will apply for the 2019-2020 Navigation Apprenticeship/Scholarship.

Think about it! You can receive a college scholarship up to $2,500 and exercise your inventive and innovative skills working side by side with your mentor on a navigation-related project, ranging from product design or research to laying the groundwork for a business plan. The apprenticeship is a great way for you to experience how science and engineering can be used to solve navigation-related problems.

Administered by the Institute of Navigation (ION), the Navigation Apprenticeship/Scholarship is an experiential and up to $2,500 scholarship award presented to one or two college student inventor(s)/innovator(s) each year. Should you be selected as the Navigation Apprentice, you will work with your Navigation Mentor to learn about navigation system research and development first-hand. The apprenticeship will be tailored to your interests and experience. Apprenticeships are individually scheduled to meet the winners’ schedules and goals. It will take place over the summer prior to the scholarship award and/or during the fall academic term of the scholarship award. The recipients are announced in May of the application year. The scholarship will be awarded once the student has been enrolled in the college or university of his/her choice for the award year. The scholarship will be awarded directly to the college or university in equal amounts for each academic term during the award year.

The deadline for applications for the 2019-2020 ION Dayton Section Navigation Apprenticeship/Scholarship is April 5, 2019. All students who have completed at least one academic term of college, in a bachelor’s or higher degree program, at the time of application, are eligible for the award.

Students interested in applying for the Navigation Apprenticeship/Scholarship should complete the application form.

We look forward to seeing your application!