Drone Program Scholarships Available

  • GEER Scholarship Available Classes start March 8. Don’t delay – apply today and start your career as a drone pilot!

  • Drone

    Prepare for an exciting career as a Commercial Drone Pilot. This training prepares you to earn the FAA Remote Pilot in Command Certificate. Gain hands-on experience flying a variety of drones, including the DJI Mavics, in real world scenarios. You will also train on software and applications to manipulate photos, video and data captured by the drones. UAS (Drone) use has boomed across a wide range of commercial and industrial applications in which the technology has provided a number of advantages including data collection, workforce safety and cost benefits. This implementation has created a need for trained pilots and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) predicts over 100,000 drone related jobs will be created by 2025.

    Funds from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund are available to assist students whose finances and/or employment has been impacted by COVID-19 to enter the Drone program at Carroll.

    Up to $800 in assistance is available. Additional funds may be available to eligible students through the Foundation's Emergency Assistance Fund. Limited funds are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must provide a statement describing the negative impacted experienced.

    Selection Criteria

    Applicants must:

    • Be a Maryland resident
    • Be ineligible for other financial aid (State or Federal) that would cover the entire cost of the program
    • Provide a valid SSN for State of Maryland reporting
    Introduction to UAS Drone Technology (DRN-001)   Drone Technology 1 (UAS-101)
    UAS Drone Ground School (DRN-005)   Drone Technology 2 (UAS-102)
    UAS Drone Flight School (DRN-006)    
    UAS Drone FAA Remote Pilot Certificate Prep (DRN-007)    
    UAS Drone Advanced Flight School (DRN-002)    
    Foundations of Aerial Photo & Video Editing (DRN-003)    
    Foundations of Aerial Data (DRN-004)    
    UAS Drone Pilot Capstone (DRN-008)    
    UAS Drone Flight Log (DRN-009)    
    Students must register for and successfully complete the courses below:

    Commercial UAS (Drone) Pilot
    Workforce Training Certificate

    • Credit Courses


    Governor’s Emergency Relief (GEER) Fund Scholarship Application 

    Completed Applications Credit applications should be returned to:
    Financial Aid Office, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157

    Continuing Education and Training applications should be returned to: Beth R. Lee, Continuing Education and Training, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157 For more information contact 410-386-8096 or blee@carrollcc.edu