New scholarships announced for Aviation Ed

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has just published a nice update on the its web site about scholarship and grant opportunities that students, pilots and anyone entering aviation-related fields may be interested in.

AOPA’s social media/newsletters editor Benet Wilson reports that JetBlue Airways has announced the launch of the JetBlue Foundation, an initiative to encourage and advance aviation-related education. “The goal of the foundation is to support efforts to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students by igniting interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. It plans to provide three $25,000 grants to schools and educational alliances focusing on STEM and aviation-related programs geared toward underserved groups and communities.”

Furthermore, she says, Washington state-based Cascade Warbirds has kicked off two scholarship programs for 2014. The first scholarship, valued at $1,125, is to help youths aged 16 to 21 with tuition, books, and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. The second scholarship, valued at $1,500, will cover the tuition for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Advanced Air Academy Aug. 1 through 9 in Oshkosh, Wis.

Wilson also reminds us that the the deadline for Women In Corporate Aviation scholarships is 19 January.

See Wilson’s full post with more information here.

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