Summer Scholarship Program

The Connor Burton Aviation Foundation provided 27 Kansas State University Salina aviation students with $84,000 in flying scholarships to help with the cost of flight fees over the summer, 2012.  The purpose of the Summer Aviation Program is to help students achieve additional flight ratings as quickly as possible and to move them toward the goal of becoming Certified Flight Instructors.  It was hoped that the program would result in 5-10 additional flight instructors and would produce 10-15 additional certificates and ratings.

The students flew Cessna 172 Skyhawks, Beechcraft Barons and Beechcraft Bonanzas, depending on where they were in their training. They worked to earn flight ratings ranging from private pilot to certified flight instructor instrument.

This is the second summer for this program, with 24 students receiving scholarships totaling more than $70,000 in 2011.  The Foundation intends to continue developing the program to benefit more students in the future by involving the aviation industry and more caring individuals.

More details for the 2012 Scholarships and the 2011 Scholarships are available.