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The Aruba Registry (TROA), a global one-stop-shop aircraft registry for the commercial aviation sector, has announced the establishment of the Aruba Registry Grant with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). The initiative will be open to girls who wish to pursue aviation programs at the Embry-Riddle campus in Daytona Beach. Under the program, TROA will award $ 6,000 to an incoming freshman each year throughout their program at The College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle.
Alexandria Colindres, TROA Executive Director said: “As part of our mission to help close the gender gap in the aviation industry, we have established the Aruba Registry Grant with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In addition to offering financial support, our goal is to guide the recipient as she begins her career. We are beyond excited about this journey and feel fortunate to be able to establish a forward women initiative. ”
The first recipient of The Registry of Aruba scholarship, Masa Alkodsi, who began her career in August 2021 and has thus far obtained her private pilot license, shared: “My ultimate goal as a woman in aviation is to inspire young women to think in a race. not just in aviation, but in the STEM field in general. One of my greatest lifelong goals, extended by being honored with the Aruba Registry Scholarship, is to inspire more girls and young women to pursue their dreams in STEM-related fields. “
“This generous scholarship opportunity provided by TROA is encouraging, even for women like me who already attend Embry-Riddle,” said Brittney Porter, representative for the Women’s Ambassador Program. “Through our Women’s Ambassadors Program and other programs, we are making progress, but much remains to be done to continue our growing success at Embry-Riddle. TROA is a big step in the right direction! “
This press release was prepared and distributed by White Orchid Insights on behalf of the Aruba Registry.