At last week’s AirVenture, Rolls-Royce pledged financial support for the 2011 EAA Young Eagles Scholarship Program. The scholarships fund flying lessons and flight experiences for teenage student pilots.
In 2011, flight training scholarships funded by Rolls-Royce will be awarded to six students who have completed the majority of EAA’s online ground school. Winners will attend an FAA-qualified flight school. Additionally, one student will receive a voucher towards flight training completion to earn a private pilot’s license.
Patricia O’Connell, Rolls-Royce President–Defense Customer Business, said: “Rolls-Royce is again excited to sponsor this worthy scholarship program for young aviators. We are proud of the students who receive these scholarships and, like them, we are passionate about aviation.”
The scholarships will be awarded throughout the year. Scholarship winners are chosen by an EAA scholarship committee.
“The excitement and passion for flight is still very strong among young people, and these scholarships will allow them to fulfill those dreams,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman and president. “Rolls-Royce understands that it’s essential to support young people trying to reach their aviation goals, and EAA very much appreciates the company’s commitment to the future of flight.”