The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Vaughn College nearly $500,000 to educate the next generation of pilots and other aviation professionals as part of their Aviation Workforce Development Grants Program. The funds awarded to the College will provide a tuition-free early higher education experience for high school students enabling them to complete the majority of their credits in the UAS certificate program while still enrolled in high school. To maintain the safest and most efficient aerospace system, the FAA recognizes the need to create a robust pipeline of skilled and diverse professionals.  

 “Our investment in the aviation workforce of the future must begin today,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, a former commercial captain. “These grants help nurture interest in aviation at an early stage to build a career during one of the most dynamic times in aviation history.”  

This came just three months after the U.S. News and World Report ranked Vaughn as one of the top colleges for the twelfth year in a row and in the top 15 institutions for “Social Mobility” in the regional North category.   

To learn more about the FAA’s Aviation Workforce Development Grant, click here.