FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2023
Contact: Kevin Alexander, 907-322-5224 or Melissa Osborn, 907-978-3788
(Fairbanks, AK) - The Fairbanks International Airport Operators' Council is now accepting scholarship applications. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
Applicants must be pursuing a career in piloting, maintenance, airport or aviation management and be enrolled in an aviation related program with an accredited college, university, trade school, approved training, or in current training with a certified flight instructor or A & P Mechanic. The applicant intends to use their training to work in Alaska. High school students with intentions to pursue any of the fields listed above must provide acceptance letters and letters of recommendation from a school counselor. Applicants must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The ideal recipient must demonstrate their commitment to aviation; have interest in general and commercial aviation in Alaska. Have personal and career goals with evidence of financial need. The scholarship will be awarded at Fairbanks Aviation Day Saturday, May 20, 2023 and funds will be dispersed Friday, May 31, 2023.For more information regarding eligibility requirements, downloading the application or scholarship criteria click here.
The Fairbanks International Airport Operators' Council is an organization comprising of directors, managers, and owners of businesses with interest at Fairbanks International Airport. The Airport Operators' Council is an advocate for developing business at FAI and promoting economic growth within the Fairbanks community.
Fairbanks International Airport is the gateway to Alaska's interior and Denali National Park. It's one half of the Alaska International Airport System and serves more than a million passengers annually. Equipped to handle any size and type of aircraft, anytime, with state-of-the-art landing systems and terminal facilities. Accounts for 1 in 20 jobs for a total of 1,900 jobs in Fairbanks.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 33 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to "Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure."