Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) cadet, Jason Garten(12th), recently received a Flight Academy scholarship to attend a private pilot’s license training program this summer. Valued at approximately $20,000, the scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics, and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot’s license from an accredited aviation university.
Jason is among 150 to be awarded a scholarship nationwide, of more than 1,560 AFJROTC cadets who applied and is the only recipient from New Mexico. The Flight Academy Scholarship Program, in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry, is an Air Force-level initiative to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. AFJROTC has been charged by the Air Force Aircrew Crisis Task Force to bring back the “luster
of aviation” to high school students and increase diversity in aviation fields.