Now in its ninth year, has released its four recipients for the 2022-23 Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship. Each year, the Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship provides $1,000 each to four U.S. students attending a U.S.-based college or university, who are dedicated to writing online about their flight training, flying, school, and their interest in aviation. The scholars also get to hone their writing and social media skills working with the editorial team. The application window for the 2023 Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship opens in March.

This year’s scholarship recipients are enrolled in aviation programs at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Western Michigan University, Texas Southern University and the University of North Dakota. Scholars are selected based on their efforts in their academic and aviation careers, their writing abilities and their standing within their program by getting letters of recommendation from faculty or their flight instructors.

Katherine Cabrera, Texas Southern University, has obtained her private pilot’s license and instrument rating and is now working on her commercial pilot’s license. A senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in aviation science management with a professional pilot concentration, she is a first-generation college student and pilot in her Salvadorian family.

Jaxon Deur, Western Michigan University, a sophomore, earned his private pilot’s certificate in January. He is studying aviation flight science and business marketing, as he begins flight training this fall. He aspires to be a corporate pilot after finishing his degree.

Maddie Moles, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, is a private pilot residing in Chicago. She is a junior at Embry Riddle, and she wants to become a professional corporate pilot after graduation.

Robert Wilson, University of North Dakota, is a senior aviation management major and is pursuing his certified flight instructor certificate and wants to become an airline pilot.