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Alaska Airlines invests in Central Washington University's Aviation students

Some students at Central Washington University are now soaring to new heights with the University's adoption of a pilot development program for those pursuing a Bachelor's of Science and a Professional Pilot major.

CWU's Aviation Program is the 1st institution in the country to receive a direct financial investment from a commercial airline.

This year, Alaska Airlines informed the program's department chair they wanted to provide a stipend to aviation students, agreeing to give $7,500 each to 17 students for the academic year, as well as donating a $10,000 flight simulator to the department.

Read more of this story at KIMA-TV News.

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