Pinkerton Academy student receives Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy scholarship
February 07. 2018 11:12PM
DERRY – Pinkerton Academy on Tuesday announced Amber Ginnetty, a senior Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, received a scholarship to attend one of six partnering universities participating in a private pilot license training program next summer.
Ginnetty is one of 120 AF JROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from the Air Force JROTC headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.
The scholarship, valued at approximately $20,000, covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to earn a private pilot license.
More than 700 cadets applied for one of the 120 scholarships.
The Flight Academy Scholarship program is a new Air Force-level initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage.
There are more than 120,000 high school students enrolled in AF JROTC at over 880 high schools in the U.S. and overseas.
Those who participate in the program do not incur a 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.
– Chris Garofolo, Union Leader Correspondent