In an effort to help the next generation start successful careers as professional pilots, California Aeronautical University is proud to offer the “Dreams Take Flight Scholarship.” Awarded to one current high school senior, the Scholarship can cover the tuition and fees associated with California Aeronautical University’s Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree, an award amount up to $150,000.
As a strong advocate of aviation, California Aeronautical University has invested in the future of the aviation industry as it strives to introduce younger generations to the rewarding and achievable careers available in the aeronautical industry. The Dreams Take Flight Scholarship aligns with the University’s mission to promote aviation across the country and can help one lucky high school student earn their professional pilot degree at no cost.*
“With the Dreams Take Flight Scholarship, we want to engage high school students and high school counselors in ways that bring aviation careers to the forefront,” says Matthew Johnston, California Aeronautical University President. “We hope that this opportunity will show that becoming a professional pilot is within reach and not just a dream anymore.”
The Dreams Take Flight Scholarship will go towards the cost of the three-year Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree, including tuition and minimum flight hour requirements.
Eligible scholarship recipients must be a current high school senior, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, provide two letters of recommendation and submit a personal statement in the form of an essay or video. Students must also meet the admissions requirements for the professional pilot degree program described in the University’s catalog. The award recipient will be chosen based on personal goals, academic interest and merit.
The scholarship application can be found online: www.calaero.edu/dreamstakeflight. The application deadline is March 31, 2019, and the scholarship winner will be announced Monday, June 10, 2019.The Dreams Take Flight Scholarship is one of several scholarships that California Aeronautical University offers. The Career Path University Scholarship awards $2,000 to recent high school graduates or GED recipients for use on the University’s aviation programs. Additionally, the Emergency Responder Scholarship awards $3,000 to eligible law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, public safety employees and their immediate family who attend the University.