The James F. Dubay Scholarship

The James F. Dubay Memorial Scholarship was born out of the desire to encourage those who dreamed of flight to find their wings.

About James Dubay

Wings of the North volunteer Jim Dubay

Jim Dubay was a husband and father who dedicated many hours to learning everything he could about planes and history, especially in relation to World War II. He volunteered at the Planes of Fame East Museum for a number of years and was one of the founders and a board member of Wings of the North. Jim was quick witted and enjoyed making people laugh. “That Works for Me!”

Hard working and dedicated, he encouraged his children to follow their dreams. The greatest lesson he taught was that one could survive the rat race if they were pursuing a passion. Throughout his life, Jim touched the hearts of many people by making them laugh or listening to their stories, sharing his knowledge or lending a hand when work needed to be done.

In Jim’s memory, his family and Wings of the North have established a scholarship fund to allow others the chance to learn and grow in the aviation field. This scholarship is designed to encourage the non-traditional, older adult to pursue their dreams of flight while dealing with the day-to-day obstacles of work and family.

Scholarship Info

The James F. Dubay Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for individuals wishing to pursue aviation studies, including but not limited to flight school, flight hours, aviation history, military history and aeronautical studies.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must be able to show through their application high moral character and the ability to create a positive impression on the lives of those around them.


Applicants must have a high school degree or GED.


  • Application deadline is March 1, 2021
  • Recipients are notified one month after deadline

To Apply:

To Apply Online: click here


To apply by mail fill out the form in word or pdf and mail to:

JFD Memorial Scholarship
C/O Wings of the North
10100 Flying Cloud Drive
Suite 100
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

To Donate to the Dubay Scholarship Fund:

For a pdf version of the donation form click here.