Flight Academy scholarships available for military families
The money will pay for tuition for 80 students from the families of active duty or retired military service members.
Scholarship recipients will be able to attend a six-day overnight “Deployment Program” this summer.
Campers are known as AMBITION Experimental Pilots (AXPs). They’ll live aboard the virtual aircraft carrier AMBITION and take part in a high-tech adventure that incorporates STEM knowledge and other skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, leadership development, and effective communication.
The National Flight Academy says, “AXPs plan missions with ultramodern and advanced technology as well as learn to fly in networked aircraft, eat on mess decks, sleep in staterooms and receive mission briefings in six fully-electronic ready rooms. Additionally, they experience different areas aboard the virtual carrier, including the Mess Deck, Join Intelligence Center, Joint Operations Center, Berthing Spaces and Hangar Bay.”
Scholarship applicants must be between 11 to 17 years old, entering 7th – 12th grade in the fall, and must be the dependent of an active duty or retired military service member.
Eligible students must participate in a video contest or submit a 500-word essay for a chance to win a scholarship. The video or essay must answer one of the following prompts:
1.How would you use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to be a positive influence on the world? Please include why you would want to attend the National Flight Academy.
2.How do you think the aviation industry will use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts to make significant advances to aviation over the next 50 years? Please include why you would want to attend the National Flight Academy.
Tuition scholarships are valued at $1,250 each. Delta Air Lines does not cover travel, however, shuttle service is provided from Pensacola International Airport to the NFA for those students traveling by air.
The video and essay submission deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST. Parents must submit their child’s video or essay online. Winning students will be notified by March 30th.
Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, President of the National Flight Academy, said, “Delta is a great example of a company investing in an innovative program that will positively affect the future of young people. Together, we are able to have a positive impact on a large group of students.”