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.
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.