United Airlines and OBAP Flight Operations Scholarship
United Airlines is proud to partner with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals supporting the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers. As an industry leader passionate about diversity and inclusion, United Airlines’ mission is to create an inclusive work environment characterized by dignity and respect that empowers every employee to serve the global marketplace and contribute to company success. United Airlines would like to make a difference in the life of an aspiring airline pilot who is pursuing his or her dream in the world of aviation. Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals who currently meet the following criteria:
Must be a current full time Junior, Senior or Graduate student enrolled in an accredited collegiate aviation or aeronautical science program at application deadline.
FAA Instrument rating required
FAA Commercial Certificate preferred
FAA Multi-Engine Rating preferred
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA required
This scholarship is intended for individuals seeking advancement in professional aviation development towards a career as a professional airline pilot. Funds will be used to advance flight training and will be paid directly to the institution or flight school. Training must be completed within one year. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations, and dedication, as well as contributions to their community and service with OBAP.
Items that must be included with the application:
Two letters of recommendation are required, one from a faculty member or flight instructor and one from a pilot who has flown with the candidate.
Copies of pilot certificates
Copies of medical certificate
Essay describing career aspirations and goals, achievements/honors, aviation development to date, involvement with OBAP, volunteerism, leadership and planned use of scholarship funds.
Prepared to share logbooks if selected for interview
DEADLINE: Scholarship deadline June 3, 2016
(Three Scholarships value at $5,000 each)