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Lincoln-Way Students Receive Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy Scholarships
Friday, February 7, 2020

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets Amanda Lask from Lincoln-Way Central, and David J. Nelson of Lincoln-Way East, have received scholarships to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2020. Cadet Rhys Fuller of Lincoln-Way Central was also chosen as an alternate.

Cadets Lask and Nelson are among 200 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. More than 2575 cadets applied for one of the 200 scholarships. There are more than 125,000 high school students enrolled in Air Force Junior ROTC at almost 900 high schools in the U.S and overseas. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. The scholarship is valued at approximately $22,500.

The Flight Academy Scholarship Program is an Air Force-level initiative, in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry, to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. Those who participate in the program do not incur a military commitment to the Air Force or other branch of service, nor does completing the program guarantee acceptance into one of the military’s commissioning programs.

The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community, while instilling values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and sense of accomplishment. When looking to fill tomorrow’s career needs with the best candidates, there is simply no better place for the nation to look than Air Force Junior ROTC!

Media needing more information on the AFJROTC Flight Academy Scholarship Program can contact the Maxwell AFB Public Affairs Office at maxwellmediarelations@us.af.mil.