An annual Aviation Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $15,000 to those pursuing a career in aviation to support the dreams of hard-working compassionate and goal oriented young adults.
We are proud to announce the aviation scholarship established at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. This scholarship, in the amount of $15,000 is presented to Krysti Veals. Krysti is approaching her junior year at Embry-Riddle and is working towards her B.S. in Aeronautics with minors in Aeronautical Studies, Applied Meteorology, and Airline Operations, and I will graduate in Fall 2023 .
Since I was a child, I was fascinated with outer space, aircraft, and Earth as a whole. Until I was around 15, I wanted to be an astronaut. However, as I got older, I started to question if becoming an astronaut was simply a dream or a true career path for me. For my 16th birthday, I got to ride in a helicopter over Niagara Falls. Being so high in the air and close to the clouds completely shifted my view of aviation, and I soon became mesmerized by the thought of flying. The pilot of that helicopter told me that pilots are in high demand and it is a very rewarding career path for those with an interest in aircraft and traveling.
Since those were two things that greatly interested me, I began to look at colleges that offered aviation as a major. After a quick online search, I stumbled upon ERAU in Daytona Beach, Florida. I was instantly in love with the campus and surrounding area. The following school year, I applied and got accepted to the university. After beginning my major of Aeronautical Science in Fall 2020, I felt like I was starting a new life and crafting my own future.
Congratulations Krysti and we cant wait to meet you and follow your aviation career. Have graet and busy year!!!!!!
We are proud to announce the aviation scholarship established at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. This scholarship, in the amount of $15,000 is presented to Dallas Roman, from Jacksonville, FL. Dallas is currently enrolled in his sophmore year at Embry Riddle and is working towards his B.S. in Aeronautical Science. His dream to become a commercial airline pilot came at a young age. His dream and goal is to fly internationally as a commercial airline pilot. His favorite hobby is to take young people flying, to inspire them to want
to become a pilot and to hopefully one day train them at a school like Embry-Riddle. He believes that soaring high in the
clouds is a beautiful feeling that cannot be matched.
Congratualtions Dallas Roman, we hope to meet you soon and follow your aviation career.
We are proud to announce the inaugural aviation scholarship established at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. This scholarship, in the amount of $15,000 is presented to Ryan Smith, from Huntingtown, Maryland. Ryan is approaching his senior year at Embry Riddle and is working towards his B.S. in Aeronautical Science. His dream to become a commercial airline pilot came at a young age and his goal is to fly internationally. Ryan has been a certified flight instructor since the age of 19 and is currently a part time flight instructor at a flight center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Ryan is also a flight instructor at the Powered Flight Program in Maryland, where he is part of the accelerated flight team for senior midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Under Ryan’s instruction in the 2019 program, five midshipmen passed their solo flights. We hope to meet Ryan in person in the upcoming year and look forward to the future for this aviator.