Air Force Association Grants Support Aerospace Education
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association today announced ten Junior ROTC Instructor Grants promoting aerospace education.
The grants, each $250, are provided to JROTC instructors for use in any Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) activity or materials that promote aerospace education. AFA strongly advocates education in these crucial subjects to develop the skills necessary for the 21st Century jobs in fields sustaining U.S. air power, national security and economic vitality. Uses of the grants can include purchasing textbooks or materials, or activities such as field trips to aerospace museums.
“JROTC instructors are educating our next generation of aerospace leaders and we’re pleased to provide another resource,” said Bob Largent, Chairman of the Board for AFA.
“These grants focus on both the subjects and the students that will strengthen the future of aerospace development,” said Michael Dunn, President/CEO of AFA.
Below are the grant recipients:
- Weston Taylor, Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, California
- Robert Thorp, Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne, Florida
- Paul Williams, Pendleton High School, Anderson, South Carolina
- Mark Ashton, Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia
- David Ennis, Eagle River High School, Eagle River, Arkansas
- Jay Seward, Irmo High School, Columbia, South Carolina
- Michael Corbett, Northside High School, Pinetown, North Carolina
- William Hall, San Bernardino High School, San Bernardino, California
- Edward Dove, West High School, Anchorage, Alaska
- Phillip Bailey, Coffee County Central High School, Manchester, Tennessee
To support these programs and other AFA initiatives, go to http://afa.planalegacy.org or http://www.afa.org/aef/cntrbtns/.
Contact: Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 230 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 130,000 members. Visit AFA on the internet at http://www.afa.org.
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