Boeing has established a $3 million permanent endowment for scholarships covering training costs for the university’s aviation maintenance and flight programs.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has just received its first major grant from Boeing to help with training future aviation maintenance workforce.
Boeing plans to establish a $3 million permanent endowment for scholarships at the university for students interested in pursuing certificates in aviation maintenance or a pilot’s license. The scholarships will help cover costs of flight training, maintenance training and certification costs related to Embry-Riddle’s pilot training and aviation maintenance programs.
The university—which offers an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree and certificate in aviation maintenance—had more than 400 aviation maintenance students enrolled as of fall 2017 across its campuses. According to a spokesperson for the university, Embry-Riddle’s degree programs provide students with hands-on experience working with airworthy equipment while working as non-certificated employees within the university’s FAA Part 145 engine repair station during their last semester.
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