The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced that five college students studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions have received the NBAA/UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship.
The 2011 recipients are as follows:
, a junior majoring in aviation flight science at Western Michigan University. She is inspired in her career path by her grandfather, who served as a fighter pilot in World War II.
, a junior at Purdue University majoring in professional flight technology with a minor in Japanese. She is planning a career as a professional pilot with a company that has an international presence.
, a senior majoring in aviation management at Florida Institute of Technology, who gained a passion for aviation after taking a Young Eagles flight.
, a senior at the University of North Dakota majoring in unmanned aircraft. He has a private pilot’s license and has been involved with gathering research for the FAA by operating a CropCam.
, a senior majoring in flight science at Western Michigan University. His love of flying began the day he took a flight in a Stearman after winning a radio-controlled aircraft competition.
In addition to the main awards, this year, the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation is matching the Barden scholarship for Zachary Waller.
This scholarship is named for Aviation Personnel International founder Janice K. Barden, who has been active in the aviation community for decades and has served many times as the Local Committee chair of NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention.
Applications for the 2012 NBAA/UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship were released earlier this year and are due to NBAA by November 1, 2011.