MINNEAPOLIS—(June 24, 2002) å- Thirty-two high school students began Sunday a ten-day aerospace camp at the University of North Dakota. The camp, sponsored by Northwest Airlines, provides full scholarships for students enrolled in Aviation study programs at Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Minn., Youth Initiative Aviation Academy in St. Paul, Minn., Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn., Benjamin O. Davis Technical High School in Detroit, Mich., Fredrick Douglas High School in Atlanta, Ga. as well as students from Tokyo, Japan.
This is the fifth year of the Northwest sponsored aerospace camp at the Grand Forks campus of University of North Dakota (UND). The program is designed to give students an overview of the many career opportunities in aviation. Students at the camp learn the basics of flying, explore the aerodynamics of a variety of aircraft from helicopters to fighter jets, and tour behind the scene operations of airports, airline management operations and air traffic control towers.
To qualify for the $1,000 per student scholarship, which covers the camp tuition, fees, room and board and materials, students must be enrolled in an aviation study program, demonstrate academic potential with a minimum “C” average, obtain recommendations from two teachers or counselors, complete a personal interview and document financial need based on federal guidelines for free or reduced meal assistance. Northwest Airlines also provides roundtrip transportation for each student between their home city and Grand Forks.
Northwest Airlines is the world`s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 1,700 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents.
For more information, contact Northwest Media Relations at 612-726-2331.