~ Scholarship Corner ~
By Chris Nugent
This month’s update will be brief, as we are in the middle of our application cycle that ends November 15th. I am pleased to report that our new online application tool is up and running, and we have started to receive applications from interested students. We typically receive the bulk of the applications towards the end of the cycle, so it will be interesting to see this year’s final tally (as a point of reference, we received 24 applications in 2019). I’ve spoken with a few of the applicants to answer questions about the application process, etc. and despite all the uncertainty related to the pandemic, they have all been very positive about their choice to pursue an aviation career. And as we all know, a little optimism goes a long way these days.
I want to thank all of you that have donated to the scholarship program while joining the APA or renewing your memberships over the past year. However, we are still far behind where we would like to be in regard to funding the program. So, as we come to the end of this calendar year, I would like to ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to the APA scholarship program. The aviation industry has fundamentally changed over the last few months, and scholarship programs like those supported by the APA membership will become more important than ever.
Thank you for your continued support and help so the APA can fulfill our mission of building the next generation of Arizona aviators.
Stay healthy and fly safe.