Sheltair Aviation, a leading aviation services company, and Avfuel Corporation, the global supplier of aviation fuel and services, announce the availability of the 2023 Future Takes Flight Scholarship Program application. 

The second annual scholarship will again provide $30,000 in educational funds, awarding six $5,000 scholarships to aviators across three categories: two for learning to fly or advanced pilot ratings; two for aviation technicians; and two for continuing education. By splitting funds across these three areas, the companies are able to better support the future of business aviation through a broad scope of educational and professional development opportunities. 

With the Future Takes Flight Scholarship Program, we’re giving back to the industry that has given us everything,” said Lisa Holland, Sheltair’s president. “By providing meaningful financial support to aviators pursuing a greater commitment to business aviation, we’re reinvesting in the aviation community we love.”  

Joel Hirst, Avfuel’s senior vice president of sales, said: “The Avfuel and Sheltair teams were blown away by both the breadth and quality of applications we received for the 2022 scholarship. We look forward to reading through 2023’s applicants and are honored to once again give back to the industry that has given us everything, supporting business aviation’s bright future.”   

Applications are due on June 1, 2023. A team of Avfuel and Sheltair executives will then evaluate the applications to select the year’s six recipients based on essay submissions and with special consideration given to those facing financial hardship. The scholarship recipients will be notified in September and announced at NBAA-BACE. 

Scholarship applications and further details are available at