Deadline to apply for the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program is Feb. 28. Based at San Carlos Flight Center at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) in California, the program aims to transform a high school student into a licensed private pilot during the summer between their junior and senior year.
Upwind selects high school students and provides them, free of charge, with everything they need to earn a private pilot license. This includes ground school instruction, along with all the necessary books, charts, and basic flight planning tools, as well as flight training with instructors. Additionally, the scholarship recipient will receive mentorship and guidance from other San Carlos Flight Center pilots.
The 2014 program winner will be selected in March and will begin training in April.
To apply, download the application here.
The successful candidate must be a US citizen, a high school student at least 17 years of age before program completion, and have no criminal record prior to or during the program. The student is expected to maintain good grades and academic standing, and to prioritize flight training second only after school work.
For more information: SanCarlosFlight.com