Aviation entities on opposite sides of the United States share the common goal of encouraging young people to get involved in aviation education.
The Aero Club of Southern California, which helped launch a 1980s bid to save Howard Hughes’ HK-1 Flying Boat, makes scholarship grants available “to assist air-minded young people in pursuit of their education,” according to the club's website. “Applicants must demonstrate intent to pursue a career in aviation or aerospace, must have now and maintain a 3.0 GPA and must be full time students now and when the scholarship will be used.” High school students may apply for $2,500 grants; college, university or nationally accredited technical school students may apply for $5,000 grants. The deadline is July 15.
Calvin L. Carrithers was a lifelong educator, high school coach, and teacher in Gallipolis, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky, whose motto was “you never stop learning.” Globalair.com targets the Calvin L. Carrithers Scholarship towards “young aviators who want to exceed and never wish to stop learning in the field of aviation.” Four students who blog on a weekly basis about flight training, flying, school, education, or their aviation interests are eligible for the $1,000 awards. The deadline is August 14.