Orange Coast College aviation students awarded pilot scholarships from Clay Lacy Aviation

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Clay Lacy Aviation has announced Katie Kirby and Joseph White are the latest recipients of the Clay Lacy Pilot Scholarship at Orange Coast College (OCC) in Costa Mesa, California.

Now in its third year, the Clay Lacy Pilot Scholarship Fund helps students earn private, instrument and commercial pilot license, and pursue careers in aviation.

Katie and Joseph are pursuing their private pilot license through the Orange Coast College Aviation Science program.

The scholarship recognizes the dedication and hard work of four Orange Coast College (OCC)  aviation science students each year. Funds are used to lower the costs of flight training, allowing students to earn their private, instrument or commercial pilot license.

So far US$32,000 has been distributed through the scholarship program to help support six students and the OCC Flight Team, which competes in events conducted by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.

Daniel Shrader, dean of the School of Technology at Orange Coast College said, “When companies like Clay Lacy are involved, it helps us hone our program so our students are better prepared to enter and succeed in the workforce,.

“We look forward to continued collaboration with Clay Lacy as we educate the next generation of aviation professionals here in Orange County.”

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