Scholarships Offered For Aviation Explorers

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Young people who belong to Aviation Explorers can apply for up to $10,000 in scholarships to advance in their aviation career. The National Aviation Exploring Committee will this year award five scholarships. The scholarships include $10,000 to help finance a course of study leading to an aviation profession; three $3,000 awards to study avionics, maintenance, or aviation management; and $3,000 to train for a Recreational or Private certificate. Sponsors for the scholarships include AOPA, Cessna, Frasca, Garmin, and Sporty's Pilot Shop. Aviation Exploring is a national youth development program open to young men and women ages 14 to 20. The scholarship application requires three letters of recommendation and a 500-word educational plan. Applicants under 18 must have parental or guardian approval. Deadline is March 31, and the awards will be announced on July 1.