The Alpha Eagle Aviation and Science Foundation Fund was established to support tuition or book expenses for Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The target groups are members of historically underrepresented groups in aviation and the sciences.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Students will be notified by multiple sources at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, including this website once the application process is open. Students must complete the online application. The application includes an application form, 1-2 page essay, and an official transcript.
Current students at ERAU must meet certain requirements ranging from cumulative GPA of 2.5, member in an underrepresented groups in aviation or science, demonstrate financial need, or be a member of one of the following organizations: NSBE, OBAP, SHPE, ASA, CSA
Every Fall and Spring, ERAU Staff will review the applications and submit the top three candidates to the Central Florida Foundation for final review. Considerations are based on the student’s meeting of the essay requirements, GPA, on-campus involvements, and community service.
I was very happy to learn that I had been selected as a recipient for the Alpha Eagle Aviation and Science Foundation Scholarship. This award will not only help me financially but, it will also serve as a reminder that there is a very kind and generous organization that believes in my potential to achieve great things in my field of study. Having this support will encourage me to keep excelling at school and to never give up on my goals. I am mostly grateful because this award will help me become step closer to becoming an Aerospace Engineer and relieve the financial burden in my family. This scholarship is not just worth its monetary value but its significance and goodwill to help minority students achieve their dreams.
I am truly honored, grateful, and thankful to be a recipient of the Alpha Eagle Scholarship. To be honest, I was quite blown away when I was notified as a recipient because it was my first scholarship ever after somewhat many attempts of applying for scholarships. As a recipient of this scholarship, it means a lot to me because it has encouraged, motivated, and cause me to be assured that there are funding program out there like this one that looks out and care for students’ education and endeavors. Surely I am glad Alpha Eagle provided the opportunity for me to continue and proceed with my education, aspirations, dreams, and endeavors. Thank you Alpha Eagle once again for the great opportunity.
It has been such an honor to be awarded this scholarship, as it has helped me to continue my education here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This scholarship has made the burden of tuition so much lighter for me. What I appreciate most about this scholarship is the fact that the donors notice the gap there is for funding to minorities within the university. This truly inspires me because now I envision a future where when I have also made it in the industry, I am also able to plow back and invest in the lives of the future generation. And I thank the Alpha Eagle Aviation and Science Foundation Fund and Central Florida Foundation for lighting that spark in me.
I am honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. The Alpha Eagle scholarship means more than a prestigious award, it means for me to be able to continue my education. My accomplishments have been due to God’s help, hard work, and the great generosity of associations like Alpha Eagle, who sponsored scholarship programs. Without the great generosity of scholarship programs, students like me who come from modest family would not be able to obtain an education. The money from scholarship would relieve the financial burden of my tuition costs thus allowing me to concentrate on the great opportunity of learning and developing technical skills from hands on work experience. I have no words to express my gratitude towards the Alpha Eagle Foundation; your generosity will ensure I pursue my dreams.
At the time I applied for the Alpha Eagle Aviation and Science Foundation Scholarship, I assumed that I would probably not be granted this award due to my rocky transcript, but I was in such a bad situation and knew better than to allow the opportunity to pass me up. So I prayed, put my best foot forward and tried anyway. Once I found out that I received the award, I was elated. I had strongly contemplated leaving school due to my financial burdens, but this scholarship allowed me to continue learning and gave me an extra push to succeed academically. Instead of wondering where the remainder of my tuition would come from, I was able to focus on my academic studies without added stress. Receiving the award helped me realize that there are people in the aviation community who were devoted to help students like myself succeed. I would like to send my sincere gratitude to the Alpha Eagle Aviation and Science Foundation Scholarship for providing me with the resources to continue my education at Embry-Riddle.
I was thrilled to learn of my selection for the Alpha Eagle Aviation and Science Foundation Scholarship and I am deeply appreciative of the scholarship donors’ support. My family in Puerto Rico has been going through financial difficulties ever since the economic crisis, therefore this scholarship was a great help to my family. In addition, this scholarship is also a token of encouragement for me to keep going forward with my education and career as an Aerospace Engineer. Therefore, I am deeply grateful for receiving this scholarship and I hope that in the future I will be able to help many other bright students achieve their goals just like how I was helped today.
The Alpha Eagle Aviation Scholarship was given to me at a time when I had begun my final semester of college. The scholarship was an amazing help in ensuring that I was able to afford the many resources I needed to fly. It helped me cover items such as books, approach charts, and various flight manuals I needed for that semester. I greatly appreciate Mark Giddarie for starting The Alpha Eagle Aviation Scholarship; through the positive experience I have had I one-day hope to be able to give back as he is doing.
As the first recipient of the Alpha Eagle Book scholarship in May 2011, the award represented a beacon of hope. I was ecstatic to have been selected for the scholarship because it pointed to the fact that there were people out there that genuinely cared about students and wanted to reward them for their hard work and success. I had just completed my freshman year when I received the award and it only motivated me to continue working harder throughout my college years. Thank you to all the donors for helping me pursue my dreams and further my education.
Andrea U. Brown
The Alpha Eagle scholarship not only helped me financially but also allowed me to network with other minorities in the aviation community. Learning about successful minorities and pioneers aviation made me appreciate the connections presented to me by the Alpha Eagle scholarship donors. I am proud to have been to the first female minority recipient of the scholarship. Hopefully, I too can help another female achieve success with this scholarship in the future.
This scholarship is part of the reason why I continued in the aviation field. I was blessed with this scholarship as a sophomore and it not only served to help towards my education costs, but it served as an example that if I am willing to try different experiences there is a potential to learn. When I applied for the Alpha Eagle Book Scholarship I was never the type of student to take the time and apply for scholarships. When I was awarded the scholarship, which only had two recipients, I was informed that I was one of the only two students who applied. This scholarship opened my eyes to the fact that there are people and organizations such as Alpha Eagle Book Scholarship fund that are willing to help others accomplish their dreams. Alpha Eagle Book Scholarship was a significant blessing to me towards my higher education.