Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters of the 2017/2018 scholarship awards. Each year your donations and proceeds from the CABAA Golf Outing directly support the Cabaa scholarship program. This year we awarded $52,500 in scholarship funds, and over $30,000 to continuing education training awards. These awards included the CABAA Scholarships, two FlightSafety SIC Training Initials, and one FlightSafety Maintenance Training Initial.
The CABAA Scholarship and Mentoring Committee also hosted a new event to present the awards to winners in special setting. Priester Aviation hosted the event and it was well received by the winners and supporters. The committee plans to host this event again for the 2018/2019 awards to present in the same fashion. We are also planning similar award offerings next year and have begun the 2018/2019 planning.
The CABAA Scholarship and Mentoring Committee along with the CABAA Education Foundation works very hard to promote the CABAA Awards, but extra word of mouth promotion is always a big help. Many of our winners are doing fantastic things in business aviation and some are still breaking into our industry. Please look out for them at CABAA events as they could be a great addition to your department in the not so distant future. If you know anyone who would like to apply next year, applications will become available in January and they can apply at CABAA.COM.