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

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