Over $21,000 has been added to the coffers of the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association Scholarship Program so far this year to aid prospective pilots and aviation maintenance technicians to pursue what has become an costly career objective.
During the association’s annual spring meeting in April, the golf tournament, silent auction and personal donations set a record in raising more than $8,190 which will be awarded to three deserving students at $2,000 each at the association’s board meeting in November. In addition, two additional scholarships, for $2500 each, will be awarded to UPS interns.
The scholarships, including the association’s newest – the Richard Mills Memorial Scholarship –will go to college students currently enrolled in an aviation program who is a resident of the US. Eligibility includes a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants for the UPS Intern Scholarship must meet the same requirements but must also be a UPS intern.
The RACCA Aviation Scholarship is designed to promote and assist in making aviation a career choice and to make students aware of the opportunities in the air cargo industry. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, flight training, or to obtain new or additional licenses.
Applications can now be submitted online where scholarship requirements can be found, including a 200- to 400-word essay and letters of recommendation.
A new feature on the RACCA scholarship website includes the ability to donate to the scholarship fund online.
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