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Boeing Partners with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to Offer Scholarships for Future Pilots and Aviation Maintenance Technicians

March 07, 2019 / AviationPros

Boeing today announced plans to establish a $3 million permanent endowment for scholarships at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to assist students interested in pursuing a pilot’s license and certificates in aviation maintenance.The Boeing scholarships at Embry-Riddle – the premier aviation and aerospace institution – will seek to increase the number of underrepresented populations in the pilot workforce, particularly women and persons of color as well as veterans.The announcement was made during the 18th Annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit.Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading aircraft manufacturer, will collaborate with Embry-Riddle to make scholarships available as early as this fall.Speaking at the 18th Annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg emphasized the need for increased collaboration within the global aerospace industry to address the growing demand for co...