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Calendar Save the Date: CABAA Safety Day April 11, 2019
Calendar Save the Date: "The Business of Business Aviation" May 16, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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. 

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CABAA Aviation Scholarships - 2017

Is hard at work spreading the word about the scholarships available.

On April 7, 2017 Brian Zankowski and Alex Kwiatkowski visited Western Michigan. Future visits include SIU and Lewis University. The deadline is coming soon, so please help spread the word.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be majoring in an aviation related field, including, but not limited to: Aerospace Engineering, Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Charter, Aircraft Maintenance, Aviation Administration/Management, Aviation Flight, Aviation Avionics/Aircraft Electronics, etc.
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0/5.0 scale.
  • Priority will be given to Chicago area residents, followed by residents of Illinois.
  • Applicant must complete one of the essay questions. This essay should be constructed in a manner that allows the applicant to provide as much information as possible about how they plan to continue in the business aviation industry. It should also communicate how this scholarship and CABAA will help to contribute to their continued education and success in business aviation.
  • Applicant must submit at least three letters of recommendation.
  • At least one letter must be from a person currently employed in the field of business aviation.
  • No more than one letter from a professor/teacher allowed.
  • No letters from relatives or fellow students will be accepted.
  • Applicant must submit a copy of their grade transcripts. If chosen for an award an official transcript must be submitted.
  • Applicant must complete the financial statement section.
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