Embry-Riddle Boeing Scholar
Seabreeze High Grad Named Boeing Scholar at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Seabreeze High School graduate GeQuan Thompson is one of 13 outstanding high-school graduates to receive scholarships from The Boeing Company ranging from $5,000 to $7,500 annually for two years to pursue degrees at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The scholarships are supported by a $3 million endowment from Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading aircraft manufacturer.
The Boeing Scholars at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University initiative is directed toward students interested in pursuing degrees in aeronautical science, aircraft maintenance and other fields at Embry-Riddle, the premier aviation and aerospace institution.
The scholarships – which will fund a portion of each scholar’s annual tuition – are part of an ongoing effort to expand and diversify the aviation workforce. This is the second year of the scholarship program. Exceptional academic achievement, being a member of an underrepresented population, and demonstrated financial need determine which students are chosen annually.
“The Boeing Scholarship Program at Embry-Riddle will allow talented, underrepresented students, veterans and their dependents to earn degrees in aviation and embark on successful careers,” said Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler. “It is an honor to partner with Boeing to diversify the industry and enhance our aviation workforce.”
Recipients are also offered benefits including trips to Boeing facilities, group projects, meet-and-greets with Boeing employees and interviews that can result in on-the-spot job and internship offers. Also, interns on both residential campuses can become Boeing Student Ambassadors, who work closely with Career Services to help prepare students interested in working for Boeing and inform them of available opportunities ahead of fall recruiting.