Saturday, July 16, 2011

Flight Academy gets $250,000 gift

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The University of Florida has pledged $125,000 to the National Flight Academy at Pensacola Naval Air Station, an amount matched by an anonymous Florida Gator booster. The $250,000 will be used for scholarships and tuition to the academy, which is expected to open to students in May 2012. The academy, an educational program of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, will offer week-long sessions to students in seventh through 12th grades. Students will focus on science, technology, engineering and math. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 07/15/11)