High school and college students in the Greater Waco area recently underwent a rigorous interview process with the Greater Waco Aerospace Alliance’s Scholarship Selection Committee, and 15 of those students were awarded a total of $29,500 in scholarships.
Applicants are required to be enrolled for the upcoming fall semester and pursuing an aviation/aerospace or engineering related degree at Texas State Technical College (TSTC), Baylor University, McLennan Community College (MCC), Texas Tech – Waco, or Tarleton State University at Waco.
The scholarships were awarded to:
- Cyrus Allen, L3Harris Scholarship
- Charlye Baker, SpaceX Scholarship
- Justus Bartz
- Bobbi Bruehl
- Bella Capuano
- Justin Cook
- Micah Foster
- Clayton Hearn
- Thomas Kiang
- Owynn Klug, Blackhawk Scholarship
- Seamus Lowe
- Josh McSwain
- Annika Moser
- Rachel Van Lear, Terry Stevens Memorial Scholarship
- Evin Wolske, Blackhawk Scholarship
With more than 1,000 aerospace and aviation companies within a 500-mile radius and a central location in the heart of the Texas manufacturing and technology corridor, the Greater Waco area is a prime location for the industry. Additionally, Waco is home to three regional airports that are used for commercial, business and general aviation in the Greater Waco area.
The Greater Waco Aerospace Alliance scholarships are made possible through funds raised by the Greater Waco Chamber’s Freedom Ball event. Freedom Ball is an annual event that provides central Texas with the opportunity to honor military personnel, both past and present, and Gold Star families. To date, the Aerospace Alliance has awarded nearly $230,000 in scholarships and sponsorships to more than 100 Central Texas high school and college students.