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OBAP is dedicated to supporting increased interest and placement in aviation and aerospace careers. In 2015, the organization awarded thirty-four scholarships, totaling $221,400, to offset costs for college tuition within an aviation-related program or to further training for aspiring aviation professionals.
To date, OBAP has awarded $4.8 million in scholarships to more than 470 diverse recipients nationwide. The scholarships, made available through strengthened partnerships with key carriers and aviation-related businesses, allow award recipients to use funds to advance or pursue diverse aviation-related careers including commercial pilots, aircraft maintenance and flight dispatchers.
First Officer Robert Holmes, an OBAP member since 2001, was awarded a $35,000 Delta Air Lines 737 Type Rating Scholarship by the organization in 2010.
“As a Delta Air Lines 757/767 First Officer, I truly believe that receiving this award has enabled me to catapult my aviation career from a regional pilot to becoming a major airline pilot. This experience also equipped me with the airline procedures and operational knowledge needed to succeed.”
Established to provide qualifying individuals with the financial support needed to advance careers in aviation through continued education and training.
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