Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Aviation is a vital part of Florida's economy and airports contribute over $144 billion annually to the state's economy. FAC realized the necessity to attract the finest future avia­tion professionals to Florida. Therefore, the FAC Educational Foundation was established in 1990 to:

             • Further the professionalism of FAC members so they can effectively perform their duties and responsibilities

             • Financially assist students pursuing degrees in aviation


The Florida Airports Council encourages students to apply for the 2023 FAC Education Foundation Scholarship. Since 1990, the Council has issued 190 scholarships totaling more than $434K to 168 students demonstrating excellence in academics, dedication, commitment and professionalism in aviation related fields.   

Congratulations to FAC's 2023 Scholarship Recipients!! 

2023 Scholarship Recipients

  • Amaelle A. Copeland, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Chintan A. Patel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Kizito I. Maruza, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Rathnakar Parthiban, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Ricardo Miller Jr., Florida Institute of Technology
  • Selise K. Askeland, Florida Institute of Technology

2022 Scholarship Recipients

  • Liesl King, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Jack Vicory, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Joshua Park, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Sarah Duffy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • David Lowthorp, Lynn University
  • Trevor Simoneau, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Isaac Dunavant, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 


"I would like to thank each person that is involved in the Scholarship Foundation for the opportunity to further my aviation education. I would also like to sincerely thank each person that was part of the Scholarship Committee, that took time out of their busy schedules to interview and select this year's scholarship recipients. I am truly grateful for the overwhelming encouragement and support that I received from every member of the committee. The interview experience truly gave me confidence in myself and affirmed that I have a future in the Florida Airport System. Thank you so much for this! By awarding me a Florida Airports Council Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community.  I hope on day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me." - Liesl M. King


2021 Scholarship Recipients

  • Rosseana Morales, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Christian Wood, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Andre Williams, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Jack Bergsman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Cherrise Ficke, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Jordan Ripley, Miami Dade College


“On behalf of Miami Dade College Eig-Watson School of Aviation, it is truly an honor on such a historic day like today for your organization to award one of our aviation students.  I have already personally spoken to Ms. Jordan Ripley and she is thrilled in receiving such a prestigious recognition from the FAC Education Foundation.” - Dr. Orlando R. Villaverde, Department Chairperson

“Thank you for the wonderful news!  A sincere Thank You to FAC Education Foundation for continuing support to our students!” - Dr. Yu Chunyan, Professor of Air Transport Management


2020 Scholarship Recipients

  • Estelle Jules, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Garth Cumberbatch, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Tyler Kasperski, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Gabriella Ferra, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Samuel Owens, University of South Florida
  • Hualong Tang, University of South Florida


For more information on the FAC Education Foundation contact:

Florida Airports Council

5802 Hoffner Avenue, Suite 708

Orlando, FL 32822

Ph:  (407) 745-4161

[email protected]


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