Sheltair and Avfuel have opened the application window for their new “Future Takes Flight” scholarship program. Announced in November, the program will offer a total of six $5,000 scholarships divided evenly among three categories: flight training, maintenance training, and continuing education, which the companies hope will support advancement across a broad scope of educational opportunities within business aviation.
Completed applications and essay submissions must be submitted by June 1, and will then be reviewed by a team of executives from the two companies with an emphasis placed on those demonstrating financial necessity. Recipients will be notified on August 1, and will be announced at NBAA-BACE this October in Orlando, Florida. The companies intend to make Future Takes Flight an annual program.
“The Sheltair and Avfuel teams are humbled by the opportunities this great industry has afforded us—enabling us to thrive as collaborative partners for nearly 10 years,” said Joel Hirst, Avfuel’s senior v-p of sales. “It is our privilege to support career advancement opportunities within business aviation. It’s our collective way to celebrate our industry, support its future, and show our appreciation.”