~ Scholarship Corner ~
Scholarship Winner: Austin Dunagan
By Andrew Vogeney
Thanks to the generosity of our members, the Arizona Pilots Association awards several scholarships each year. This money is given to deserving young men and women who aspire to have a career in aviation. This year proved incredibly difficult for the Scholarship Committee as we had 25 applications to sift through. They were all thoughtfully prepared and represented the smarts and skills that these young aspiring aviators have, so it was hard to choose just a few. Our Board of Directors approved a record $13,500 this year to award, and we were able to give awards of $2,250 to six Arizona youth.
Your low yearly membership dues and, in many cases, generous additional donations, fund this important program. So, we want to make sure you meet those whose futures you are helping shape!
This month we introduce you to one of our scholarship winners, Austin Dunagan:
“My name is Austin Dunagan, and I am a future aviator. I have had the dream of flying a plane for a living since I was very young. Saying you get spend time flying 35,000 feet in the air going across the country is not something you often hear people say, and that is just one of the reasons why I think being a pilot is incredible. The road to becoming a pilot has been long and difficult, but there has never been a moment where I have thought about giving up. This picture illustrates me coming one step closer to the dream I had as a child and motivates me to work hard every single day.”
Help us reach our goal of helping even more students in 2019! Donate today. Big or small, your generosity makes this program possible – and we thank you!