AOPA Partners with Ross Perot Jr. to Provide High School Aviation Scholarships
January 12, 2021
By Eric Blinderman
In its continued effort to introduce future generations to opportunities in aviation, AOPA has joined with noted business leader and aviation record-setter Ross Perot Jr. and The Academy of Aeronautics and Aviation Sciences at V.R. Eaton High School in Fort Worth, Texas, to establish a new series of scholarships for students interested in becoming a professional pilot or aviation technician.
The six scholarships will be awarded over the next three years at the academy. AOPA will collect and review scholarships, and administer the scholarship program. “Our mission at AOPA to protect your freedom to fly is especially relevant in ensuring that we set a clear path for future generations of aviators,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “Our work with Ross Perot Jr. and the Academy of Aeronautics and Aviation Sciences brings that vision to life in a very rewarding way.”