Clay Lacy Aviation Launches Scholarship Program

Clay Lacy is investing in the future of aviation with a new scholarship program.

By Doug Gollan, May 22, 2017

Buying a jet card or private jet program is more than just transferring some cash into somebody else’s bank account and then jetting around. When you choose a private aviation provider you are choosing a company with a distinct philosophy. That philosophy generally runs throughout the company.


With that in mind, we thought it was noteworthy that Clay Lacy Aviation has established a scholarship fund to help students attending the Orange Coast College Aviation Science program earn their private, instrument and commercial pilot license. Flight training takes place at the Orange County John Wayne Airport where the college maintains a fleet of five aircraft, according to a press release


“Flight training is expensive,” said Stanley L. Harriman Ph.D., Program Coordinator and Instructor at Orange Coast College, “and many students need that extra financial assistance to complete their pilot certifications. Clay Lacy’s financial support will enable more students to realize their career aspirations and pursue a career in commercial, business or general aviation.”


Located in Costa Mesa, California, Orange Coast College is a leading two-year institution, with a highly regarded aviation program. Students earn their Associate of Science degree in addition to their private, instrument and commercial pilot licenses. Graduates go on to complete their studies at a four-year university or pursue a certified instructor rating which allows them to teach others to fly. The curriculum prepares them to become professional pilots or pursue a wide variety of other aviation careers. Program information is available online at


“Orange County is fortunate to have a collegiate aviation program,” said Scott Cutshall, Vice President of Marketing with Clay Lacy Aviation and life-long Orange County resident who learned to fly at John Wayne. “We are delighted to be able to help the next generation of aviators pursue their passion of flight.”
Clay Lacy gives back by fostering the next generation of aviation professionals. In addition to Orange Coast College, Clay Lacy offers pilot scholarships through the University of North Dakota’s School of Aerospace Sciences and the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center in Los Angeles. The company also offers scholarships to students attending the LAUSD’s North Valley Occupational Center Aviation Mechanics School.

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