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CWU Aviation Student Jayden Strickland Wins the 2018 RAA Scholorship

Washington, D.C. — The Regional Airline Association, the industry trade association representing North American regional airlines, is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships to four students pursuing a career in the airline industry. RAA’s Associate Member Council selected the four worthy winners, each of whom will receive a $4,000 scholarship.

RAA is greatly concerned about the financial burden placed on individuals seeking a career as a pilot, or other roles in the airline industry, and is working to find solutions for making a career in aviation more accessible. The scholarship program is one such solution. The four individuals awarded scholarships represent the elite of the exemplary students who applied for the RAA Scholarship.

This year’s RAA Scholarship winners are:
Nicole Lund (University of Nebraska at Omaha), whose goal is to become a regional airline captain.
Michael Przysiecki (Bowling Green State University), an Air Force veteran who wants to become an airline pilot.
Jayden Strickland (Central Washington University), who is pursuing a career as an airline pilot.
Rodney Fleming (Guilford Technical Community College/Embry Riddle University), who is pursuing an airline career.

“These four recipients – chosen from hundreds of compelling applicants – represent the elite among a very talented group of scholars,” RAA President Faye Malarkey Black said. “Nicole, Jayden, Rodney, Michael and talented aspiring aviation professionals like them will shape the future of our industry. A read through our scholarship applicants this year once again proves today’s aviation students are driven, capable and bright.”

RAA will highlight each of our winners in greater detail this week on social media and during our Annual Convention in Long Beach, California this month. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, &LinkedIn to learn more.

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