The Coast News Group

Future pilots offered special scholarships

CARLSBAD — The San Diego Regional Aviation Association is offering two scholarships to area students who are pursuing a career in aviation. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 22 and scholarship recipients will be advised of their selection shortly thereafter. The scholarship recipients will also be recognized for their accomplishment at SDRAA’s fourth annual golf tournament and benefit in April.
“Part of SDRAA’s mission is to help develop future leaders in the aviation industry,” said Grant Wright, president of San Diego Regional Aviation Association. “The cost of an education can be daunting, so helping deserving students achieve their dreams is a great way to give back to the community.”
Applicants should be Southern California residents currently enrolled at an accredited two-year college or four-year university in Southern California and studying aviation-related curricula. Full details and the application are available at or by contacting Fred Gammon, SDRAA board director and tournament co-chairman at (858) 651-4473.
SDRAA’s annual golf tournament and benefit raises money for the organization’s scholarship fund, and has grown to become one of the aviation industry’s premier tournaments in the region. More than 100 golfers and supporters attend the event, representing a wide cross-section of aviation industry professionals including aircraft owners, pilots, fixed-base operators, service providers, future aviation leaders, vendors, government officials and others.
The San Diego Regional Aviation Association brings together members of the aviation community from across San Diego County to address the many issues evolving in San Diego aviation. As a nonprofit organization, the SDRAA’s mission is to support, promote and provide information on aviation as a vital and growing asset to the Greater San Diego area, balancing economic development with quality of life. More SDRAA information can be found at