Charter broker and jet card provider Paramount Business Jets is supporting a variety of initiatives and scholarships to build the ranks of young people entering the aviation industry, the Virginia-based firm announced today. "I absolutely believe those of us who’ve found our own callings within the aviation community have a responsibility to help these students reach their full potential and to develop our industry’s future,” said Paramount CEO and founder Richard Zaher.
Its flagship effort is the Paramount Business Jets Aviation Scholarship, which is a total of $2,500 awarded annually to three current aviation students attending a university, college, or flight-training program. The Paramount Business Jets Scholarship Fund is a partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to ease the financial burdens for students attending its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Meanwhile, on November 1 Paramount will once again support FBO operator ProJet Aviation’s annual Aviation Education and Career Expo. In its 12th year, the event hosts young adults aged 16 to 22 at ProJet’s facilities at Leesburg (Virginia) Executive Airport and is aimed at exposing them to aviation careers through exhibits and speakers. It also showcases scholarships available to students, with more than $362,000 in aviation education and flight training benefits to be awarded. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 600 students.