Youth Aviation Scholars

2017 Youth Aviation Scholars

The Hank Sasser Foundation is proud to announce its 2017 Youth Aviation Scholarship recipient. This scholarship was established to recognize a member of the Candler Field Museum Youth Aviation Program working towards higher education. We aim to provide an opportunity for our scholars to pursue an education and develop their individual and organizational leadership skills. This year, thanks to help from your generous contributions, we were able to award $1,500 in scholarship award money to one exceptional candidate. Read more about him below!

Jacob Gates

Jacob Gates
Gordon State College

Jacob is pursuing a business degree at Gordon State College while also chasing his dream of a career as a pilot. He is active in the Candler Field Youth Aviation program, which has afforded him the ability to log nearly 120 hours of flight time and earn his pilot's license. Jacob’s dedication to learn all things aviation has also driven him to log nearly 1,000 hours of shop time, which will help him earn his A&P license. Jacob plans to use his scholarship money to pay for his college tuition.