AOPA extends alliance with Embry-Riddle
The presidents of AOPA and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) have extended the alliance between their organizations, signing a five-year agreement during an April 23 ceremony in Daytona Beach, Fla.
AOPA President Craig Fuller and Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson toured the school’s Daytona Beach campus before signing the agreement, which reaffirms a partnership that has been in place for more than a decade.
“We are excited to be extending our alliance with Embry-Riddle and nurturing the next generation of aviation professionals,” said Fuller. “These students are the future of general aviation, and AOPA membership can help them achieve their goals.”
Under the agreement, all undergraduate ERAU aeronautical science students at both residential campuses are provided AOPA membership by the university throughout the duration of their education. Additionally, ERAU faculty members enrolled in the program are provided access to aviation tools and resources they can use in the classroom.
In return, AOPA sets aside 10 percent of membership dues paid by ERAU alumni to an AOPA Scholarship Fund at the school. That arrangement has produced more than $234,000 in scholarship money for ERAU students since the partnership began in 1997.
For additional information, please email Gretchen Flint, Embry-Riddle Marketing Office.
April 23, 2009