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JROTC Cadets awarded the Flight Academy Scholarship

Two Air Force Junior ROTC cadets at Republic High School, Cadet Noah Tattershall and Cadet Nathanyal Hanson, both Juniors, have received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2020.  Cadet Jonathan Willis, Junior, was selected as an Alternate.  The scholarship is valued at approximately $20,000.


These two cadets are two of 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 3,000 cadets applied for one of the 200 scholarships. There are more than 120,000 high school students enrolled in Air Force Junior ROTC at almost 900 high schools in the U.S and overseas.


Applicants had to be Air Force Junior ROTC cadets, at least 16 years of age, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.


Applicants had to complete an online aviation qualification (AQT) test comprised of 5 sub-tests, which includes the following:  1) math, 2) table reading, 3) aviation information, 4) instrument comprehension, and 5) weight perception.


The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license.  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.