Drone Scholarship

Half Chrome Drones Scholarship 2018-2019

We are proud to announce the second annual Half Chrome College Scholarship. Here at Half Chrome, we are big believers in education and feel it is important to invest in both students and teachers. We were sponsors of the first ever Illinois Flipped and Blended Conference and are backers of the local Huntley High School Drone Club. Both Chris and Jack have volunteered their time to teach a unit on UAVs in an aerospace class also at Huntley High School. We want to continue our support of education by giving one hard-working high school senior $1000 toward their post-secondary education. 2019 is the second year of our scholarship, click here to learn more about the 2018 winner, Whitney Wiemold.

  • Scholarship Amount: $1000
  • Application Deadline: May 1st, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) senior attending school in the United States
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma in 2019 or already in possession of high school diploma or GED
  • Planning to pursue or begin a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution in 2019
  • Carrying a cumulative 3.0 GPA

How to Apply

Please create a 2-5 minute video responding to one of the following prompts:

  • How do you see UAVs shaping your future and making an impact on our future as a society?
  • Do you plan on pursuing a career that will utilize UAV technology? If so, what and how do you see UAVs playing a part in your future?
  • UAVs/drones/quadcopters…

We want to see you flying. Show us your skills. No, we won’t choose based on your level of flying. We would like to see you with your favorite quad but it is not a requirement.

How to Submit the Application

Please send the URL of your video to:


RE: Half Chrome Scholarship

Please provide the following details in your email:

  • Personal details (Full Name, Email, Age, Valid Phone Number & Address, Postal Code)
  • School/College/University Name
  • Area of Study
  • A proof that you are a student of the institution or will be enrolled
  • Finalists will be required to provide a transcript

By submitting your video, you are giving us the permission to use it for promotions and/or marketing purposes. Your name, city and state of residence, and the name of the post-secondary institution that you will be attending may be announced on a Half Chrome web page and may be included in a press release.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for entry is May 1st, 2019, 11:59 pm PST.

When will the scholarship funds be available?

The funds will be available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, it is a single semester scholarship. New scholarships will be available each year.

How many scholarships are available? And how much are they?

One (1) scholarship is available of $1,000.

How is a winner determined?

The winning submission will be an applicant who meets or exceeds the eligibility requirements. Submissions will be judged on content and presentation.

When will the winner be selected? How will they be notified?

A winner will be selected by June 1, 2019. Half Chrome will notify the winner by email. In the event that the winner does not respond within 7 days of the initial contact attempt, a new winner will be chosen.

How will the scholarship get paid?

The scholarship winner will be paid directly to the student.

Previous Scholarship winners