The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) recently donated $5,000 to go toward scholarships for Delaware State University aviation students.
The DSU Aviation Program (formerly Airway Science) is based at the Delaware Airpark, an airfield facility operated by the DRBA. DSU maintains its 10 aircrafts and conducts its flight training at the airpark.
Capt. Stephen Speed, the director of the DSU Aviation Program, said the donation is greatly appreciated by the University and its aviation students.
“Despite the fact that we provide one of the lowest cost options in the country, the number one obstacle for our Aviation students is the high cost of flight training,” Capt. Speed said. “The DRBA’s recent gift of $5,000, which will be allocated for the Aviation Retention Scholarship, is a critical component in our ability to remain competitive, attract and retain top-notch aviation students and provide these students with the resources they need to be successful in their aviation careers.”