Flight Path Museum LAX announces $20,000 in annual aviation scholarships

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Seven scholarships totaling $20,000 are offered this year to deserving students In Southern California pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2021

Flight Path Museum scholarship award ceremony

We are grateful for our generous scholarship benefactors who continue to be dedicated to provide educational opportunities for students to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace

Students planning careers in aviation or aerospace can now apply online for competitive annual scholarships offered through Flight Path Museum LAX. The deadline for applications has been extended to June 1, 2021.

Seven scholarships totaling $20,000 are offered this year to deserving students. These include the museum’s Pete Conrad Scholarship and the Anton Acherman, Clay Lacy, Morrey Plotkin and Howard Drollinger scholarships funded by Flight Path benefactors. This year, two new $2,500 scholarships sponsored by Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo have also been added.

Qualifications, selection process details and application forms are available on the museum website at https://flightpathlax.com/scholarships/

“We are grateful for our generous scholarship benefactors who continue to be dedicated to provide educational opportunities for students to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace,” said Agnes Huff, PhD, Flight Path Museum LAX board president. “One of our previous scholarship recipients is now a commercial airline pilot and many others are well on their way to rewarding careers in our industry.”

Flight Path Museum’s Pete Conrad Scholarship was named for the famed Apollo 12 and Gemini 11 astronaut who walked on the moon and set a space endurance record. The Anton Acherman Scholarship, created in memory of distinguished mechanical engineer Anton Acherman, is funded by his family, friends and airport area businesses. The Clay Lacy Scholarship was established by one of California’s most notable commercial pilots and aviation entrepreneurs who has generously funded this scholarship for many years.

The Morrey Plotkin Scholarship perpetuates the legacy of Flight Path’s founding chairman and longtime benefactor and is funded by the Plotkin family. The Howard Drollinger Scholarship, funded by his family foundation, honors Drollinger’s support of aviation education, decorated service as a World War II Army Air Corps navigator, and business leadership in the LAX area.

The Polar Air and Atlas Air scholarships were recently established by these all-cargo air carriers to provide opportunities for more students to pursue careers in aviation and/or air cargo.

“We are very thankful for Polar Air Cargoand Atlas Air for establishing these two new scholarships,” added Huff. “Airfreight is a significant pillar in our nation’s supply chain and serves as an economic generator around the world. Businesses and individuals increasingly depend on rapid and timely air cargo delivery, as demonstrated by the growth of e-commerce and express delivery that is enhancing our daily lives.”

About Flight Path Museum LAX

Located in the former West Imperial Terminal, Flight Path Museum LAX is temporarily closed due to the pandemic but expects to reopen with a limited schedule in mid-July. The Museum is operated by nonprofit Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the agency which operates Los Angeles International Airport and Van Nuys Airport. For more information, visit the website at http://www.flightpathlax.com and follow us at Instagram & Twitter @flightpathlax and Facebook at @flightpathmuseum.

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