Aviation Scholarship Available for Arizona Students

Last year's winner and Angel MedFlight staff.

Last year’s winner and Angel MedFlight staff.

 

April 28, 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ)

 

For the fourth year, Angel MedFlight and the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) have partnered to offer local Arizona students the opportunity to receive $3,000 toward their tuition at an Arizona based college or university. The Scholarship is for students that are actively pursuing a degree in the field of aviation.

 

We want to see your videos!

The scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2014. To apply, applicants need to submit a three minute video biography.

 

The video should include the following:

  1. What does a career in aviation mean to you?
  2. Share something you have done to demonstrate resourcefulness, creativity, initiative or tenacity to overcome a challenge.
  3. How would you like to improve the aviation industry in Arizona?

 

Past recipients have included Embry-Riddle University and Arizona State University students perusing careers in aviation. All of them share a passion for aviation and a commitment to their studies. According to a recent Forbes.com article, there’s a shortage in the aviation industry for pilots and mechanics. A recent Plane and Pilot Magazine.com article said that exciting non-flying careers, like aeronautical engineer and avionics specialist, are hot aviation careers. According to the article, Embry-Riddle says that “A&P mechanics are being hired at a record pace.” Furthermore, the FAA projects 11,360  air traffic controllers to be hired in the next 10 years  in conjunction with the NextGen satellite Air Traffic Control system being introduced. Boeing’s Current Market Outlook  “projects the requirement for 498,000 new pilots and 556,000 new maintenance technicians,” in the next 20 years.  The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) foresees more than 100,000 new jobs being created through 2025, with the introduction of more Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The future looks bright and exciting for students pursuing a career in aviation.

 

Candidates should submit their video biography along with a completed and signed application, resume and two letters of recommendation: one personal reference (not a family member) and one professional reference from a teacher, employer, or supervisor. Recommendations should highlight the candidate’s integrity, determination and resourcefulness.

The scholarship will be awarded to a U.S. citizen without regard to sex, race, religion or national origin. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to recipient’s college or university.

We look forward to your participation and enthusiasm. For further details got to: Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation

 

Please mail the completed submission to:

Angel MedFlight
attn: Scholarship Committee
8014 East McClain, Suite 220
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship Winner in Her Own Words

Meet Caroline Gleb, winner of the 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation.

This multi-talented junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University talks candidly about how she discovered her passion for flying, her commitment to encouraging women to take to the skies and what she sees on her career horizon.

Announcing the 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation Winner

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University junior Caroline Gleb receives the 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation.

Angel MedFlight 2012 Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation Winner Caroline Gleb

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) August 24, 2012 – Classes begin Monday at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., and junior Caroline Gleb’s semester is off to an exciting start. She has a robust class schedule, a brand new iPad for flight charting, and a $3,000 academic scholarship.

Gleb is the winner of the 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation, which aims to promote leadership and resourcefulness in students enrolled in aviation degree programs across Arizona.

“Caroline is an exceptional student who is clearly focused on success in the classroom, the community and the cockpit,” states Angel MedFlight Corporate Counsel Kelly LoCascio. “She excels in academics while making time to gain valuable experience in many facets of aviation, and contribute to the community through service. We are pleased to award the 2012 Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation to such a conscientious student.”

An Aeronautical Science degree student with a minor in Aviation Safety, Gleb maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average while also working as a student dispatcher, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and serving as vice president of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. She endeavors to introduce more young women to the possibility of a career in aviation.

Angel MedFlight sponsors the annual Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation in conjunction with the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA). Applications for the 2013 scholarship will be accepted beginning in the spring and are available at www.AngelMedFlight.com.

$3,000 Scholarship Available to Arizona’s Aviation Students

2012 Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation Now Open to Arizona Students

Students working toward an aviation degree at an Arizona college or university now have the chance to earn $3,000 toward their tuition through the 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation.

Angel MedFlight, in partnership with the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA), is once again offering this scholarship opportunity to support innovation and leadership in aviation students in Arizona.

About the Scholarship
This is the third year that the scholarship will be awarded. Past winners include Andrew Cochran, an Aeronautical Science senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz, and Matthew Grega, a first-year Aeronautical Engineering student, also at Embry-Riddle.

How to Apply
Candidates must be actively pursuing a degree in an aviation field at a two- or four-year Arizona college or university and must submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official school transcript
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (one professional, one personal)
  • Three-minute video addressing the importance of an aviation career to them, a situation in which they overcame adversity, and improvements they would like to see in Arizona’s aviation industry.

For complete details and to apply, visit http://www.angelmedflight.com/azbaascholarship.html.

Applications are being accepted through June 4, 2012, and the scholarship will be awarded in August.

The 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation will be awarded to a U.S. citizen without regard to sex, race, religion or national origin. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to recipient’s college or university.

Announcing the 2011 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation Winner

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2011 — It’s the first week of fall classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., and freshman Matthew Grega has success on his radar. The Aeronautical Engineering student received the 2011 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation, which includes $3,000 toward tuition and a commemorative plaque.

“Matthew is an exemplary student who goes above and beyond to succeed in the classroom,” stated Angel MedFlight President and CEO Jeremy Freer. “His involvement in academic and extracurricular activities illustrates his commitment to education and growth, and we are confident that he will help shape the future of aviation. We are pleased to award the 2011 Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation to such an exceptional student.”

Angel MedFlight, an innovator in worldwide air medical transportation, sponsors the scholarship in conjunction with the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) to promote leadership and resourcefulness in Arizona aviation students. The AZBAA is a non-profit organization that provides local lobby, education and support activities to advance the interests of business aviation growth and well-being in Arizona.

This is the second year that Angel MedFlight has offered the scholarship. Andrew Cochran, an Aeronautical Science Dean’s List student at Embry-Riddle, received the 2010 scholarship.

A National Honor Society member, Grega graduated from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a 3.80 grade point average. As a senior on the Husky boys’ lacrosse team, he earned the Wendy’s® High School Heisman for his outstanding play. He is a participant in the U.S. Air Force ROTC program, and his career goals include designing fighter jets.

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