Lewis University Aviation Student Montee Franklin recently earned the 2013 International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation Scholarship award of $10,000. Finding Franklinís achievements exemplary, the foundation determined that he shows great potential as a member of the aviation community.
ďIím grateful for this scholarship. It gave me hope that my educational goals are possible. It gave me confidence to pursue my aviation dreams,Ē commented Franklin, who is in his second year of studying Aviation Maintenance Management.
The ISTAT Foundation is actively engaged in helping young people develop potential careers in aviation offering scholarships of up to $10,000 directly to college-level students. The students must be academically qualified, in need of financial support to complete studies and an enrolled student in the upcoming school year. The program is administered by the Scholarship Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees in conjunction with accredited colleges who recommend qualified students.
In addition to providing a scholarship to Lewis University students, ISTAT has supported the university in its efforts to inspire aviation careers. For several years, ISTAT has financially supported the annual Women and Minorities in Aviation Career Conference at Lewis University.
Founded in 1994, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation provides funds for scholarships, educational programs and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. Funding for the ISTAT Foundation programs is provided by annual grants from ISTAT and contributions from individuals and companies. The ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees is responsible for fundraising and the selection of programs that meet the Foundationís objectives.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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