On Dec. 14, 2020, ground school developer Gold Seal will reopen its COVID Relief scholarship program.
“We started this program back in May,” said Gold Seal founder Russ Still. “After carefully going through the stories of over 1,000 students, we selected 100 for the free scholarships.”
The scholarships provided full Gold Seal ground school enrollment to people who had suffered unfortunate hardship because of the pandemic.
The spring program was highly successful and kept a lot of aspiring pilots moving forward in their training, according to Still.
Valued at $200 per scholarship, the company gave away $20,000 in enrollments. With new economic challenges this winter, Gold Seal determined it was time to do it again, Still said.
Any student pilots who have been adversely impacted by COVID are invited to submit their stories. The company is specifically seeking people who have been forced to stop their training because of job or income loss.
According to Still, 100 will be selected for full free access to Gold Seal’s online ground school.
“This includes every bit of ground training that a student pilot needs. It takes aspiring flyers from the FAA written test all the way to the checkride,” he explained.
“It’s a difficult job picking just 100,” said Still. “We are looking for the most compelling stories. Tell us how COVID has impacted your training plans. We really want to keep you motivated and moving forward in aviation.”
To apply, student pilots can visit GroundSchool.com/Relief and fill out the scholarship application.