Upwind Summer Scholarship Program To Award Flight Training To A High School Student
December 18, 2018 (San Carlos, CA) The Upwind Foundation (Upwind), now in its sixth year of operation, has released the 2018 scholarship applications and program dates. Upwind provides a scholarship that includes flight and ground training for a high school student to prepare them to obtain their Private Pilot certificate during the summer between their junior and senior year. Upwind was created to provide scholarships for aspiring young pilots to obtain their pilot’s certificate as a way to promote general aviation and to cultivate their interest in aviation as a career.
Upwind awarded seventeen scholarships to high school students between 2013 and 2017 including the first ever helicopter scholarship in 2016. For 2018, Upwind is seeking high school students to apply for the airplane scholarship.
Upwind selects high school students and awards them a scholarship for an intensive, nine-week flight and ground training program provided by expert instructors. Additionally, the scholarship recipient(s) will receive mentorship and guidance from other pilots, and enjoy many other social and flying activities. The 2018 program winner(s) will be selected in March and will begin ground training in April with flight training beginning in June.
Call For Applications
Applications are now being accepted and the deadline to apply is February 23, 2018. To apply, download the application at http://www.upwindscholarship.c