Gabriel Tapia Receives Flight Academy Scholarship
Gabriel Tapia, a Cadet Chief Master Sergeant in Space Force Junior ROTC at Huntsville High School has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a Private Pilot Certificate training program in the summer of 2022. Cadet Tapia is one of 200 Air Force and Space Force Junior ROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a Private Pilot Certificate. The scholarship is valued at approximately $22,500. The Flight Academy allows aspiring young aviators to get their Private Pilot’s Certification, at no cost, during an eight-week summer course at partner universities. Those who participate in the program will earn a college transcript but do not incur a military commitment to the Air Force or other branch of service, nor does completing the program guarantee acceptance into one of the military’s commissioning programs.