Broward College Aviation Students Awarded $36,000 in Scholarships from the Greater Miami Aviation Association

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 16, 2018) – Broward College is proud to announce that 12 Emil Buehler Aviation Institute students are recipients of the Greater Miami Aviation Association's (GMAA) Bachelor Aviation Scholarship Fund. The students were recognized and awarded a total of $36,000 in scholarships at the 91st GMAA Wright Brothers Memorial Gala on October 13, 2018, at the Trump National Doral Miami Resort.

"We are honored to have our hard-working aviation students selected to receive this prestigious scholarship," said Broward College President Gregory Haile. "Scholarships like this are a vital part of Broward College's mission to provide our students the opportunity to successfully achieve their professional dreams."

The scholarship is awarded annually to skilled aviation students in the South Florida region who are pursuing careers in the aviation industry. The students, Lucas Botazini, Alex Gutierrez, Amit Kopit, Antonella Mancebo, Jacob A. Moore, Oscar Romo Ortiz, Francis Pineda, Juan Felipe Ramirez, Aramis Sanchez, Peter Sheppard, Nicholas W. Smallacombe and Guillermo A. Suarez were selected based on their outstanding academic and aviation achievements, as well as their leadership and financial needs. The $36,000 will be allocated to the recipients based on their individual financial need.

"The GMAA's continuous funding efforts over the past ten years help to ensure that low income and financially challenged students who have the 'passion' for what our industry requires are supported so that they can fulfill their dreams," said GMAA President Aviv Tzur.

Established in 1927, the GMAA is one of the most respected aviation civic organizations created to increase public awareness of the aviation industry's important role in our community. The Association created the GMAA-Batchelor Aviation Scholarship Fund to support the future aviation careers in South Florida by awarding scholarships to local college students, which was made possible by a substantial endowment by the late George Batchelor.


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