Atlas Air and Polar have each introduced a youth scholarship through the Los Angeles-based Flight Path Museum & Learning Center, with the goal of encouraging and supporting students with an interest in pursuing careers in aviation.
The scholarships are part of a Platinum Plus sponsorship that both Atlas and Polar have pledged to Flight Path, signifying support for the organization’s mission to educate and celebrate aviation in Southern California – a key port for both companies.
Flight Path administers several scholarships each year to encourage youth to follow their aviation dreams. The Atlas Air and Polar scholarships each offer one eligible student $2,500 toward tuition for a field of study or certificate that pertains to the aviation industry.
In the press release announcing the scholarships, John Dietrich, President & CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide explained how these scholarships underscore the company’s commitment to building a diverse and sustainable talent pipeline for the future:
“Airfreight is a significant pillar in our nation’s supply chain; its speed and flexibility fuels large industries and small businesses, and rapidly delivers high-value and time-critical cargo,” said John. “We look forward to our role as a Platinum Plus sponsor of Flight Path Museum and to partnering with the museum on critical work to identify and empower the next generation of aviators.”
Flight Path was established in 1995 as a nonprofit, community-based organization to honor aviation pioneers, recognize the economic importance of aviation and aerospace, as well as to encourage youth to pursue education and careers in aviation-related fields. In 2002, Flight Path was invited to open and operate the only aviation learning center and museum in California within a major airport. Situated at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Flight Path Museum LAX has reached thousands of residents and visitors to Los Angeles with historical exhibits, educational tours and programs, research facilities and community events.