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Scholarship roundup

Summer scholarships are available for aviation enthusiasts in several career fields, and a memorial fly-in and 5K honors a CFI.

Photo by Chris Rose.

Several scholarships from NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association has several scholarships available through the NBAA Charities scholarship program, which provides tuition reimbursement and training awards for students, aviation professionals, and those aspiring for careers in aviation-related fields.

There are seven scholarships with a July 30 application deadline, each with its own target candidate, application requirements, and award amount, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Visit the scholarship website for more information about requirements and application access.

Flutist takes flight

On May 10 the Flying Musicians Association (FMA) announced the selection of the fifteenth scholarship recipient of the FMA Solo program. The nonprofit organization is a group of pilots who gather and share a love for aviation and music, and the FMA Solo scholarship program is intended to expand this passion, as the organization recognizes “the parallel skills involved in flying and performing music and wants to promote both areas of growth in…inspired and dedicated future leaders.”

Music directors are encouraged to nominate qualifying high school juniors or seniors who have an interest in flight training. The 2022 scholarship was awarded to Jovencia (Jovie) Webbeking, a flutist from Washington state who is set to attend Vanderbilt University in the fall. “I plan to major in mechanical engineering and minor in music performance while still managing to get in flight hours,” Webbeking said.

The FMA Solo program will open again this fall for 2023 scholarship applicants. The scholarship roughly covers “fifteen hours of dual instruction, online ground school, training materials, and additional products from sponsors.”

NetJets aviation maintenance scholarships

NetJets has just introduced the NetJets Aviation Maintenance SkillPointe Scholarship with the purpose of supporting the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals. The company is giving away five $5,000 scholarships in both 2022 and 2023 to individuals who are planning on earning an airframe and powerplant certificate and work in one of 11 NetJets service hubs.

The deadline for 2022 scholarship submission is June 30, and applicants should visit the NetJets website to fill out the scholarship application and answer three short essay prompts.

Find more information about the scholarship—including a list of NetJets service hubs—on the scholarship page.

Fly-in and 5K memorial

On October 15 there will be a fly-in/drive-in and 5K run/walk honoring Kylie Murray, a CFI, athlete, and aviation management student at Auburn University who, in July 2021, died in a general aviation accident. One year later, her family and the aviation community are coming together to “Fly Like Kylie” and raise money for a scholarship in her honor.

The Kylie Murray Memorial Flight Training Scholarship is awarded once a year to a young woman between the ages of 16 and 19 who is interested in an aviation-oriented college degree, active in high school, and a student athlete. The scholarship covers a private pilot certificate and is earned through the Ray Aviation Scholarship program and administered through local EAA chapters.Interested applicants can find more information about the Kylie Murray Memorial Flight Training Scholarship and other Ray Aviation Scholarship awards on the EAA website.

The fly-in/drive-in and 5K run/walk will take place at AeroFlex-Andover Airport in New Jersey. Registration is open, for the 5K and organizers are still looking for event sponsors. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Lillian Geil

Digital Media Assistant Editor
Digital Media Assistant Editor Lillian Geil is a student pilot and a graduate of Columbia University who joined AOPA in 2021.
Topics: Scholarship, Student

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