The Cape Area Pilots Association presents the 2016 Careers in Aviation Scholarship Awards.
Each year, the Cape Area Pilots Association (CAPA) presents scholarships to regional applicants studying for careers in aviation. CAPA is dedicated to the promotion of flight safety, increasing the local interest in aviation, and fostering the growth of those individuals interested in the vast field of aviation careers. These careers include maintenance, air traffic, aerodynamics, aviation operations specialists, airport management, flight standards specialists, and the related aviation sciences.
The 2016 scholarship recipients are:
Daniel Kelly - winner of a generous scholarship presented by Cape Air for $3,000. Daniel lives in Wellfleet and attends Nauset Regional High School. He will be graduating this spring. He plans to attend Bridgewater State University where he will study aviation science. Daniel has plans to become a commercial pilot. He wants to intern with Cape Air as a First Officer and eventually become a Cape Air Captain. His inspiration and desire to fly stems from his grandfather, a World War Two fighter pilot.
Connor Torpey - winner of the John Garabedian Scholarship for $2,500. Lives in Bourne. He is currently attending Bourne High School and will be graduating this spring. He will be attending the United States Coast Guard AIM program this summer. The program is designed to immerse individuals in the traditions of Coast Guard cadet life. Connor's goal is to become a military or medical pilot as is his father.
Evan Eldridge - is the winner of a Red Beach scholarship for $2,000. Evan lives in Harwich Port. He attends Monomy Regional high school. Evan will be taking the new maintenance program offered by Cape Cod Community College in the fall. Then he will transfer to Bridgewater State University to earn a bachelor's degree in Aviation Science. He will use his maintenance training to help fund his desire to become a commercial pilot.
Halsey Aguiar - is the winner of another Red Beach scholarship for $2,000. Halsey lives in Nantucket. He is presently attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at their Florida campus as a freshman. He interned at Nantucket Airport and was introduced to flying taking Cessna 402s back and forth to the island. This is the second time he has been awarded a Cape Area Pilot's Career in Aviation Scholarship resulting from his high academic performance.
Brian Anderson - is our third winner of a Red Beach scholarship for $2,000. Brian lives in Bourne and attended Bourne high school. He now attends Bridgewater State University as a sophomore taking Aviation Management. He has spent several years working at Alpha One a flying school at Plymouth Municipal airport. His goal is to become a commercial pilot. He has also received a CAPA Scholarship in the past and is using it to help finance his aviation education. We at CAPA salute and congratulate all our scholarship winners!
Left to right: FAA deputy administrator Todd Friedenberg, Halsey Aguiar, Brian Anderson, Connor Torpey, Daniel Kelly, and Evan Eldridge