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RHS JROTC Cadets Two of 150 in World to Receive Scholarship for Pilot Training Program

Republic High School Air Force JROTC cadets, Allison Zahner and Taylon East are two of 150 students from around the world to receive the 2019 Flight Academy Private Pilot Scholarship from Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama! More than 1,560 cadets applied for this scholarship worth approximately $20,000. As recipients Allison and Taylon will choose to attend a summer program at one of the partnering universities for this private pilots licensing training.


Cadets The Flight Academy Private Pilot Scholarship is an initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. It will cover transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. Air Force JROTC has been charged by the Air Force Aircrew Crisis Task Force to bring back the “luster of aviation” to high school students and increase diversity in aviation fields. 


Applicants of the scholarship must be AFJROTC cadets, at least 16 years old, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) to submit a package or be nominated.  Applicants may be current sophomores, juniors or seniors.


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 Republic School District is incredibly #repmoproud of Allison and Taylon for this accomplishment, and we wish them well at training this summer!