The Corporate Eagle Aviation Excellence Scholarship awards $3,000 to an enrolled College of Aviation student
WATERFORD, Mich., May 8, 2017–– Corporate Eagle, a provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs based at Oakland County International airport, announced today that it has awarded its first College of Aviation scholarship to a Western Michigan University (WMU) student. Corporate Eagle President and CEO Rick Nini made the announcement.
This is the first year Corporate Eagle has offered the $3,000 Corporate Eagle Aviation Excellence Scholarship, providing tuition assistance to one enrolled College of Aviation student who is seeking his/her Multi-Engine Flight Instructor rating.
“Western Michigan University’s aviation program is one of the largest and most respected programs in the nation, and we are fortunate to have this world-class professional aviation program in our backyard where we recruit many of our pilots from,” said Nini. “As part of Corporate Eagle’s value in continued education, we have connected with local grade school classes to introduce the science of aviation through tours and hands-on learning, provided summer internships for high school students, and are excited to now partner with WMU to provide this scholarship each year to deserving students enrolled in the College of Aviation.”
To be eligible, applicants had to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, write an essay as part of the application process discussing his/her interest in pursuing a career in corporate aviation, provide a letter of recommendation from Chief Flight Instructor and a professional resume.
Selected internally by the WMU College of Aviation scholarship selection committee, the 2017 recipient of the Corporate Eagle Aviation Excellence Scholarship is
WMU senior Joel Moriarty, who has completed 830 flight hours. Moriarty is passionate about becoming a corporate aviation pilot to use it as a platform to enrich the lives of everyone he encounters. He is a Canton, Michigan resident who attended Detroit Catholic Central High School.
About Corporate Eagle
Founded in 1982, Corporate Eagle is southeast Michigan's largest and longest serving provider of premium, membership-based fractional and managed business aviation programs. Based at Oakland County International Airport, Corporate Eagle's team of 57 full-time, experienced, committed and passionate professionals are dedicated to delivering exemplary experiences for the region's industry leading corporations and business leaders. With a mission specific fleet of 15 meticulously maintained aircraft, best in class industry safety standards and certifications and unmatched attention to every detail, without compromise, Corporate Eagle offers its southeast Michigan members a premier, seamless and flexible solution to their private aviation needs. For more information visit www.corporateeagle.com.