Clay Lacy invests over $500,000 in scholarships


Clay Lacy Aviation is funding over $500,000 of pilot and mechanic scholarships.

The company has already granted $225,000 and has pledged a further $281,000 for scholarships across California, Connecticut and New York.

The mechanic scholarships are for the North Valley Occupational Aviation Center at Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles and Connecticut Aerotech School in Hartford. Career training opportunities will be funded at Clay Lacy’s FAA Part 145 Repair Station at Waterbury-Oxford Airport.

Funding for the pilot scholarships will be assigned to students at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, and the ‘Gold Stars to Blue Skies’ programme through Raider Air which supports children of fallen US Marines in earning a private pilot license.

Finally, funding will go towards women’s aeronautics and technology scholarships at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in New York, through its International Aviation Womens Association scholarship programme.

“We are committed to helping talented individuals discover and thrive in this vital industry,” said Scott Cutshall, senior vice president of Development and Sustainability, Clay Lacy. “Aviation professionals build rewarding lives for themselves and their families, and it’s crucial that leaders in the industry are able to support them in realising their professional goals and career dreams.”

Earlier this week, the IADA Foundation awarded 10 scholarships to business aviation students and young professionals.