AOPA Announces More Than $156,000 in Flight Training Scholarships

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AOPA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $156,000 IN FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

FREDERICK, MD, June 7, 2016 – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced applications are open for three different flight training scholarship programs that will award more than $156,000.

Cindy Hasselbring, senior director of AOPA’s high school aviation initiative said, “AOPA’s scholarships are a great way to simultaneously grow the pilot community and teach young people the responsibility and skills that lead to careers in aviation and aerospace.”

AOPA Foundation Scholarship – The AOPA Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to passionate AOPA members, ages 16 and up, in their efforts to earn an initial pilot certificate. The deadline is July 7, 2016.

AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship – The AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship program will award 20 flight training scholarships to teens ages 15–18 and AOPA membership is not required. The deadline is September 30, 2016.

AV8R Scholarship – Up to four scholarships totaling $15,000 will be awarded to deserving AOPA AV8RS, a free AOPA membership for teens ages 13-18, pursuing an aviation-related goal, including a primary pilot certificate, study in an aviation or aerospace field through an accredited aviation program, or attending an aviation or aerospace camp. The deadline is September 30, 2016

Read more about the scholarships.

About AOPA
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. As the world’s largest community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA’s events, initiatives, and services bring current and future pilots together and make aviation more accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.

 
Contact:
Joe Kildea
301-695-2159
joe.kildea@aopa.org

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