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Aviation Scholarships Offered by Westchester Aviation Association
in Partnership with Academy of Aviation

Two scholarships totaling $10,000 available for pilot training

White Plains, NY – May 4, 2018 – The Westchester Aviation Association, a non-profit organization representing general aviation at Westchester County Airport and Academy of Aviation, a flight school located at the airport, have collaborated to provide scholarships for those who aspire to become pilots.

The scholarships in the amounts of $3,000 and $7,000 will be awarded as a credit to be used towards flight training at the Academy of Aviation and must be used within one year of receiving the award.

The scholarship program is open to anyone seeking to obtain their initial pilot’s license, as well as for pilots seeking a higher rating or endorsement. A requirement for applying for the scholarship includes an essay that addresses the following:

  • ·         The applicant’s aviation background and objectives – how this scholarship will help the applicant achieve his or her goals.
  • ·         An explanation of the applicant’s financial situation and scholarship need.
  • ·         The applicant’s specific flight training requirement – to obtain a private pilot license, commercial pilot license or Instrument rating, etc.

The deadline for scholarship entries is May 15, 2018. The winners will be announced at the Westchester Aviation Association Safety Day Conference to be held at the Doral Arrowwood on June 20, 2018. A stipulation of the scholarship is that the recipients agree to perform six hours of aviation volunteer service, as a way to give back to the local aviation community.

“We wanted to give wannabe pilots a chance to achieve their aviation goals,” said Academy of Aviation President, Chris Richards. “Our partnership with the Westchester Aviation Association is a golden opportunity for aspiring pilots to jump start their career path in aviation,” continued Mr. Richards.

For more information about the flight training scholarship and how interested applicants can apply, please visit the Westchester Aviation Association website at

About The Westchester Aviation Association

The Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) is the voice of general aviation at Westchester County Airport (HPN) – a not-for-profit organization, which promotes aviation education and understanding on the part of government authorities and the public. Its members include a growing number of individuals and businesses, who value the presence of good air transportation facilities in Westchester County. WAA represents a growing number of individuals, businesses and corporations from all over the United States but primarily from the Northeast. The goals of the organization are to:

  • ·         Promote the value and benefit of HPN to the general public, government officials and the media.
  • ·         Promote harmony, coordination and cooperation within the local aviation community.
  • ·         Promote safe, secure and environmentally friendly operating practices.
  • ·         Promote enhancement of aviation facilities at HPN that improve safety, utility and efficiency.

About The Academy of Aviation

Academy of Aviation is one of the premier Part 141 flight schools in the New York City metro area. The flight school has locations at Republic Airport (KFRG) in Farmingdale, Long Island and Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains, NY, which third training location coming soon in Florida. Academy of Aviation provides a full range of initial and advanced flight instruction courses including Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, CFI and ATP, along with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.

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Westchester Aviation Association is a non-profit organization.

Main P.O. Box 447 Purchase, NY 10577-0447

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