Two Kansas State University Aviation students have been selected to receive the Cessna Leadership Scholarship. The students will use the $3,000 awards to obtain flight ratings. The selected students are Carol Cooper, senior in professional pilot, Hutchinson, Kan.; and Megan Henderson, junior in professional pilot, Topeka, Kan.
The scholarships are made possible by a gift from Cessna Aircraft Co., Wichita, Kan., to the Kansas State University Foundation Changing Lives Campaign.
“The men and women of Cessna respect the high quality aviation program at K-State and are proud to support the students there through this gift,” said Jim Walters, the company’s senior vice president of human resources. “The K-State aviation program is one of the many reasons Kansas remains a leader in aviation.”
Located on the Salina campus adjacent to a 12,000-foot runway, K-State has a fleet of more than 40 learning aircraft and more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other college or university in the country, according to university officials. K-State Salina offers bachelor’s degrees in air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, airport management, avionics, professional pilot, unmanned aircraft systems, technology management and engineering technology. An airframe and powerplant certificate program is also available.
For more information: Salina.k-state.edu/aviation
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