Rebekah Hui, an 11th-grade Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Leander High School, has received a scholarship to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL to participate in a private pilot license training program during the summer of 2018.
Rebekah is one of 120 AFJROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters AFJROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL. There are approximately 120,000 high school students enrolled in AFJROTC at more than 880 high schools in the United States and overseas.
The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to earn a private pilot license; this scholarship is valued at $20,000.
The Flight Academy Scholarship Program is a new Air Force-level initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. AFJROTC has been charged by the Air Force Aircrew Crisis Task Force to bring back the “luster of aviation” to high school students and increase diversity in aviation fields.
The mission of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community, while instilling values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and sense of accomplishment. When looking to fill tomorrow’s career needs with the best candidates, there is simply no better place for the nation to look than AFJROTC.