Clay Lacy awards 26 aviation scholarships

By Doug Gollan, June 10, 2020

The grants support studies by future business aviation professionals

Clay Lacy Aviation, which offers a roundtrip pricing, as available jet card program under Clay Lacy Preferred, is continuing to assist the next generation of aviation professionals.

Today, the Part 135 charter operator, management and maintenance provider said it has awarded scholarship funds for 22 students at the LAUSD’s Aircraft Mechanic School at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and for four student pilots in the aviation science program at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Now in its fifth year, the scholarship program at the Aircraft Mechanic School helps promising local students to pay for tuition, books, tools, and FAA exams as they work toward high-paying careers in aircraft maintenance.

At Orange Coast College, this is the fourth year for Clay Lacy scholarship funds, which help lower flight training costs, so students can earn their private, instrument or commercial pilot license.

Clay Lacy Pilot Scholarship Winners at Orange Coast College

Established in 2017, the Orange Coast College scholarship program recognizes four outstanding OCC aviation science students each year.

Krystian Huber, Taylor Wilson, Isabel Burton, and Joseph White are the latest recipients.

Both Wilson and White are now licensed private pilots and belong to the OCC Flight Team, which competes in events conducted by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.

Clay Lacy Aviation established this program to partner locally with Orange County public education institutions that train future aviators.

Clay Lacy has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including a full-service FBO at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, and FAA Part 145 aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles, San Diego and Oxford, Connecticut.

Related Articles

Visit DG Amazing Experiences

Find the perfect solution for your private aviation needs

Make the right decision

If you want a program-by-program comparison of more than 500 products from more than 50 companies covering 65 points of differentiation and over 40,000 data points.