27 Apr Studer Foundation Sponsors Local Students to Attend National Flight Academy
By Malerie Shelton-Mshelton@navalaviationmuseum.org
April 27, 2017 –Pensacola, Fl—More than 50 students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will get the experience of a lifetime this summer at the National Flight Academy — an aviation-based educational program designed to be fully and intensively immersive.
The Studer Foundation has sponsored 55 Deployment spots to students in two local counties, amounting to $50k in scholarships. Students will attend the 6-day Deployment program July 23 through July 28. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should contact their guidance counselor, math or science teacher.
“The Studer Foundation’s focus is on education. We are grateful to have such a great learning venue right in our backyard,” said founder Quint Studer. “We feel that investing in our area youth is a great investment with a wonderful return as these students will carry their learnings with them the rest of their lives.”
The National Flight Academy’s adventure begins on a landlocked, virtual aircraft carrier — AMBITION (CVT-11) — an immersive, aviation-based program that is revolutionizing STEM for students in 7th to 12th grades. Students eat on the mess deck, sleep in staterooms, plan missions and fly in networked flight simulators. The National Flight Academy combines the thrill of flight, aviation missions, teamwork and communication to create an inspirational and engaging experience of a lifetime.
“Collaboration between the local school system, elected leadership and the business community is key to improving the quality of education for our youth,” said Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president of the National Flight Academy. “With support from Quint and Rishy Studer, more children will have access to our stimulating and exciting learning experience.”