This is truly a "dream" site for current and future aviation educators, students, and the "just plain curious." This FAA site was designed to help bring the excitement and opportunities of aviation to young minds everywhere. Aviation education explorers can discover a world of opportunity.
There’s a Resource Library with a Kids Corner, Educators Corner, Aviation Schools & Universities, Career Guides, Curriculum, Other Exciting Stuff and Grants & Scholarships. There’s Outreach Programs supported by Partnerships and State Councils. You can find ACE Camps for Aviation Career Exploration. Other pages of interest are, Celebrate the Centennial of Flight as the Wright Brothers 100th Anniversary is celebrated in 2003, Calendar of Events, A Site Map to Explore Aviation Education in your Region, In the News section, Destinations of Interest, Looking for a job with the FAA, About Aviation Education and Looking for Information about Minority Institutions. The site is peppered with Aviation Education support information with partner web site resources, a Kids Corner, Teen Pages and much more. Discover the FAA Aviation Education site now at http://www.faa.gov/education.
To learn more, click here to go to the AOPA web site. There, you’ll find an article by Scott Spangler titled, "Aviation Colleges: Why You Should Go and How To Select One". Scott says, "Aviation professionals are not born, they are educated." Teachers, participate in AOPA’s Apple-Log. Request form for AOPA Aviation Education Materials.
For an additional resource regarding Aviation Education and Scholarships, visit the University Aviation Association. There you’ll find information on Membership, Events, Publications and Links.
To learn more, access the URL address on the AOPA web site at, http://www.aopa.org/learntofly/startfly/whycollege.html. There, you’ll find an article by Scott Spangler titled, “Aviation Colleges: Why You Should Go and How To Select One”. Scott says, “Aviation professionals are not born, they are educated.” Teachers, participate in AOPA’s Apple-Log. Request form for AOPA Aviation Education Materials at, http://www.aopa.org/learntofly/apple/.
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“Money For Nothin”… EAA Gives it Away!
Students interested in pursuing aviation studies can now apply online for EAA Aviation Foundation scholarships of $500 to $25,000. The awards assist outstanding students with financial need.
Says Tom Poberezny, president of the foundation, “These scholarships are a way to assist students who are fulfilling their dreams in the world of flight.” Start learning more now, at http://www.eaa.org/education/scholarships.
The EAA Aviation Foundation Scholarship Program encourages, recognizes and supports excellence among individuals studying the technologies and the skills needed in the field of aviation. These annual scholarships help outstanding students demonstrating a financial need to accomplish their goals. The sponsors that provide these scholarships are committed to aviation’s future leadership.
Applicants must be well-rounded… involved in school and community activities, as well as aviation. Their academic record should show that they could successfully complete the educational activity for which they are requesting the scholarship. Note: Applicants “must” major in an aviation-related course of study.
The STEPHEN M. PRICE FOUNDATION, “Serving Youth Through Aviation”. Here is an excellent resource with the mission: “To provide scholarships to underprivileged boys and girls in the areas of flight training and aviation maintenance and repair, as well as providing physically handicapped children with the opportunity to experience the exhilaration and joy of aviation.” More info. at http://www.smpf.org.
To locate Aviation Universities around the country, a good listing of over 50 Universities can be had at http://www.db.erau.edu/www_virtual_lib/aviation/universities.html.
Additional and expanded educational opportunities will be forthcoming in the Wings Over Kansas future monthly issues.