AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT MGC
(Cochran, GA) – Kris Bradley was recently named the inaugural recipient of the James A. Roland “Straighten Up and Fly Right” Scholarship for flight certification in helicopter at the Georgia Aviation Campus of Middle Georgia College. Bradley, from Acworth, GA, is a sophomore at MGC and is in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Flight Management program. Bradley said, “My ultimate goal is to one day fly EMS and help save lives. Aviation is my life and I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.”
Evan McGoldrick was named the inaugural recipient of the Ray J. Ellis “Will Fly for Food” Scholarship for flight certification in fixed-wing at MGC. McGoldrick, from St. Simons Island, GA, is in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Flight Management program, and is working on his Flight Instructor Certification. McGoldrick said, “After I leave Middle Georgia I plan on going to the airlines. I cannot tell you how much the scholarship will help. I am very grateful for it.”
These aviation scholarships were established by Liz Porter, friend of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace that is housed on the Georgia Aviation Campus of MGC. These scholarships were named in memory of Ms. Porter’s father, James Roland, who was an aeronautical engineer, and her late husband, Ray Ellis, who was a crop duster and commercial pilot for an on-demand air carrier.