Klein High School student receives Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy Scholarship
Alissa Zenero, an Air Force JROTC cadet at Klein High School, has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2021.
Cadet Zenero is one of 230 Air Force JROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force JROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL. More than 1,340 cadets applied for one of the 230 scholarships.
The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics, and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license.
“I am extremely grateful and excited to be able to represent Klein High Air Force JROTC at Embry Riddle this summer, and I am ready to participate in the challenging courses awaiting me,” said Cadet Alissa Zenero. “I hope to bring my firsthand experience and knowledge from this summer to our corps to help develop those applying and increase our numbers of scholarship awardees in future years.”
The Flight Academy Scholarship Program is an Air Force initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. The Flight Academy allows aspiring young aviators to get their Private Pilot’s Certification, at no cost, during an eight-week summer course at partner universities. This incurs no military commitment while providing a college transcript. Those who participate in the program do not incur a military commitment to the Air Force or other branch of service, nor does completing the program guarantee acceptance into one of the military’s commissioning programs.
Congratulations to Cadet Zenero on this accomplishment! Your Klein High School Community is proud of you.
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