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American Airlines Veteran's Initiative Scholarship

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In honor of their service to our country, American Airlines will award one $5,000 scholarship to a military veteran or current service member who is pursing aviation/aeronautical education or training. This award will be paid directly to the accredited flight school, institution or college. Candidates will be evaluated on achievements, teamwork, leadership skills, motivation and community service involvement. Please submit application according to WAI scholarship guidelines. Finalists will be interviewed at WAI conference unless on deployment. In addition to WAI requirements, applicant must:  1) Have honorably served in the United States Armed Services and provide proof such as a DD form 14 or current military ID.  2) Include name and address for the accredited institution, flight or training center used.  3) Be available for interview at the WAI conference or phone interview if deployed. American Airlines has a long history of supporting our nation’s veterans, those currently serving in the military, and their families. With many of our employees having served in the military, the company places a strong emphasis on its military and veteran’s initiatives.  In addition, American Airlines provides monetary and travel assistance to numerous military non-profit organizations and provides travel on a compassionate basis through our ongoing partnerships with the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Airpower Foundation and Fisher House. We’re honored to serve those who serve our nation.  It’s the very least we could do.

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