Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, will help young pilots achieve their dreams by pledging financial support for the 2010 EAA Young Eagles Scholarship Program. Designed to support teenagers interested in aviation and aviation careers, EAA Young Eagles scholarships fund flying lessons and flight experiences for deserving teenage student pilots.
In 2010, flight training scholarships funded by Rolls-Royce will be awarded to six students who have completed the majority of EAA’s online ground school class 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.
Ken Roberts, Rolls-Royce, President – Helicopters, said: “Rolls-Royce is excited to sponsor this worthy scholarship program for young aviators. EAA Young Eagles represents education, aviation and passion for flight. We are proud of the students who receive these scholarships and like them, we share a passion for aviation.”
The scholarships will be awarded throughout the year. Scholarship winners are chosen by an EAA scholarship committee. The EAA Young Eagles program has allowed more than 1.5 million teenagers to experience flight and Rolls-Royce is proud to help continue this tradition.
“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.”
Rolls-Royce is proud to be working with EAA and their Young Eagles program. Rolls-Royce has been a participant at EAA events for more than 20 years.