CJP Announces Inaugural Recipient
of the Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship
Annual scholarship award established to support the next generation of aviation leaders
CJP has announced the first recipient of its Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship. Yann Bosch, an aeronautical science student at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus, received a $25,000 scholarship in a surprise presentation earlier this month.
CJP representatives Tracy Forrest and Tom Poberezny were joined by Embry-Riddle President John P. Johnson, Ph.D, and College of Aviation Dean Dr. Tim Brady, in presenting Bosch the scholarship at the Daytona Beach campus.
“Thank you so much,” said Bosch. “It’s incredible not just receiving such a scholarship but being the first recipient.”
CJP established the scholarship in honor of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, an aviation icon, American war hero, and world-renowned test pilot and airshow performer. Awarded annually, the scholarship was created at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University because of its worldwide reputation in aerospace education and is designed to support the next generation of aviation leaders. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the Daytona Beach Campus, majoring in aeronautical science with the intent on becoming a professional pilot. Financial need, academic achievement, leadership and commitment to aviation and the aerospace industry are considered.
“CJP intends for the scholarship recipient to not only receive the financial benefit, but to take advantage of the networking, mentoring and leadership opportunities that CJP offers,” said Forrest, CJP Treasurer and Founding Member. “Partnering with Embry-Riddle allows us to support some of the world’s most promising and talented students who have tremendous potential to make a difference for the aviation industry.”
Embry-Riddle President Johnson added, “On behalf of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, I just want to extend my appreciation to Citation Jet Pilots Association and Bob Hoover. We look forward to a long partnership.”
Bosch, who is an Honors program student from Arizona, said the scholarship will greatly help his financial burden. Working part-time server at a local restaurant while attending school full time, he said he’d been thinking about how he was going to pay for his future flight training.
“It’s definitely a big weight off my shoulders,” he said.