Boeing Partnership with Embry-Riddle

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Boeing and Embry‑Riddle: Advancing Aviation and Aerospace

The Boeing Company has established a $3 million endowment at Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University, to assist students interested in pursuing a pilot’s license and certificates in aviation maintenance. This scholarship seeks to increase the number of underrepresented populations in the pilot workforce, particularly women and persons of color, as well as veterans.

Both Boeing and Embry‑Riddle will also look for opportunities to engage students in meaningful experiences throughout their time at Embry‑Riddle. These experiences may include trips to Boeing facilities, internships, guest speaking arrangements and informal meetings with Boeing employees.

“Boeing and Embry‑Riddle share a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said University President Dr. P. Barry Butler. “Like the aviation industry, Embry‑Riddle has a truly global presence. To meet future workforce needs and accelerate innovation, it is critical that we tap into the entire potential talent pool.”

Current Boeing Scholars

Nine new and outstanding high school graduates have been selected to be the scholarship's new recipients for 2023. They will receive scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $7,500 annually for two years. Read more about the 2023 Class of Boeing Scholars.

The following are our 2023 Boeing Scholars.

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Lailia Gregston of North Las Vegas, Nevada, Rancho High School
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Callista Herdt of Alpharetta, Georgia, Creekview High School
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Layla Love of Beaufort, South Carolina, Whale Branch Early College High School
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Shii-Ann Madison of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Broken Arrow High School
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Kristy Magana of Hesperia, California, Oak Hills High School
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Matthew Phillips of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Lenape High School
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Liyat Tsehai of Washington, DC, Cardoso Education Campus
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Nyaire Watson of Sun City Center, Florida, Riverview High School
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Everett Young of Weatherford, Texas, Weatherford High School

Previous Boeing Scholarship Recipients

Members of the Class of 2022 are listed as follows:

  • Giselle Angulo of Long Beach, California, Long Beach Polytechnic High School
  • Odalis Bonilla of Swannanoa, North Carolina, Buncombe County Early College
  • Ariane Cannon of Mauldin, South Carolina, Mauldin High School
  • Lainey Davis of Baltimore, Maryland, Chesapeake High School
  • Celeste Gibson of Lafayette, Colorado, Centaurus High School
  • Christian Hardy of Las Vegas, Nevada, Rancho High School
  • Kagan Jenkins of Salem, Indiana, Salem High School
  • Breck Johnson of Bozeman, Montana, Bozeman High School
  • Kaylee Lall of Ringwood, New Jersey, Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy
  • Elizabeth Liu of Monrovia, California, Monrovia High School
  • Samuel Low of Salinas, California, Salinas High School
  • Meikha Nevalta of North Las Vegas, Nevada, Rancho High School
  • Damion Quintana-Falabella from Titusville, Florida, Astronaut High School
  • Ernso Sanon of Sanford, Florida, North Miami SR High School
  • Alex Santos of Kissimmee, Florida Neocity Academy

Members of the Class of 2021 are listed as follows:

  • Luke Boardman of Social Circle, Georgia
  • Nicole Garcia of Tampa, Florida
  • Dominic Krier of Taft, California
  • Kaija Martin of Buckeye, Arizona
  • Ashton Merkley of Clearfield Utah
  • Gianna Napoleon of Orlando, Florida
  • Chyra Parson of Jacksonville, Florida
  • Chloe Prunczik of King George, Virginia
  • Palmer Robbins of Sumter, South Carolina
  • Kenji Shimano of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Faith Vasquez of Fountain, Colorado

Members of the Class of 2020 are listed as follows:

  • Maya Benson of Columbia, S.C., Westwood High School
  • Amari Charles of Augusta, Ga., Cross Creek High School
  • Gary Davis of San Antonio, Tex., Smithson Valley High School
  • Somaralyz (Sam) Grullon of Laveen, Ariz., Cesar Chavez High School
  • Isabella Martinez of Aurora, Colo., Eaglecrest High School
  • Bella Memeo of Spokane, Wash., Mead High School
  • Maddox Morrison of Fort Mill, S.C., Indian Land High School
  • Vernn Numa of Ocala, Fla., West Port High School
  • Ioannis (Yianni) Paraschos of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology
  • Coral Scotland of Miramar, Fla., Pembroke Pines Charter High School
  • GeQuan Thompson of Daytona Beach, Fla., Seabreeze High School
  • Krysti Veals of McKinney, Tex., McKinney North High School
  • Shemar Williams of Covington, Ga., Alcovy High School

Members of the Class of 2019 are listed as follows:

  • Shaddi Abdala of Cooper City, Fla., and Cooper City High School
  • Brennan Acevedo of Chandler, Ariz., and Perry High School
  • Adrian Baffigo of La Verne, Calif., and Bonita High School
  • Liam Brennan of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Harold L. Richards High School
  • Shannon Byrne of Avondale, Ariz., and Westview High School
  • Matthew Case of Riverview, Fla., and Richard Spoto High School
  • Bailey Dostal of Reno, Nev., and Damonte Ranch High School
  • Christopher Espino of Council Bluffs, Ia., and Iowa Western Community College
  • Irvin Espinoza of Ridgeland, S.C., and Ridgeland High School
  • Kylah Hailes of Killeen, Tex., and Killeen ISD Early College High School
  • Caitlin Hartsel of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and South Walton High School
  • Joshua Lopez of Bakersfield, Calif., and Frontier High School
  • Alijiah McDonald of Little River, S.C., and the Academy for Arts, Science & Technology
  • Alanah Pluchos of Gresham, Ore., and Sam Barlow High School
  • Johan Rodriguez of Miami Lakes, Fla., and Mater Lakes Academy Charter High School
  • Joshua Sandoval of Henderson, Nev., and Foothill High School
  • Haley Scheunemann of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Oconomowoc High School
  • Anna Scott of Henderson, Nev., and Nevada State High School
  • Seth Smith of Lynnwood, Wash., and Cascadia Community College
  • Jing-Yu Tan of Ellicott City, Md., and Marriotts Ridge High School
  • Hunter Wise of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Boyton Beach Community High School
  • Eisel Zsoee of Beaverton, Ore., and Sunset High School

About Boeing

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries.

Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.