The Minorities Sector provides students of various ethnic
backgrounds interested in an aviation/aerospace career with
access to resources and tools that can assist them with their
educational and career goals.
From time to time AvScholars
receives information that may be of special
interest to minority students. We will post
that information here for your convenience.
Know of an upcoming activity or event of
interest to minorities, contact
African-Americans and other
ethnic groups have made great strides and
contributions to the aviation/aerospace
industry. Learn more about these
pioneers, past and present.
AvScholars' Minority Photo Gallery showcases
photos of minority aviators and other professions
- past, present, and future.
online mentors about
their educational, personal, and career
experiences by clicking on their photo
or name. Only
questions about mentoring will receive
a reply. Requests for advice about personal
circumstances (such as accounting, legal,
medical issues) should consult a professional.
on a banner to view their profile
are numerous minority organizations that
encourage and promote the advancement of
minorities in all aviation/aerospace career
fields and interests. Visit their web site
to learn more about their organization,
programs, scholarships, and/or services
offered, and possibly join as a member.
This list is not all inclusive and please
read our Terms
& Conditions regarding links
to external web sites. If you would like
to add your organization to this list, contact
Black Aerospace Council (IBAC)
The International Black Aerospace
Council coordinates and develops activities
of the world aerospace community to
enhance outreach efforts pertaining
to Blacks in aerospace career fields.
Black Coalition of FAA Employees (NBCFAE)
National Black Coalition of Federal
Aviation Employees is a national,
nonprofit organization consisting
of a powerful network of professionals
in the aviation industry. NBCFAE
emphasis is on professional development,
training, public and congressional
policy, and membership involvement
for all African-Americans, females,
and other minorities.
Airmen International, Inc. (NAI)
The Negro Airmen International, Inc.
is dedicated to aviation, public education,
and international service in support
of personal and professional opportunities
for Black people through aviation.
of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP)
goals of OBAP are to motivate black
youth to become educationally prepared
for life, to increase minority participation
in aviation through exposure, training,
mentoring, and scholarships; to encourage
networking among black pilots; to
increase the number of black pilots
hired by airlines; and to assist the
black airline pilot with special needs
Diversity Newsletter provides various
information (such as outreach programs,
scholarships, job opportunities, and
other activities.) that targets minorities
and women interested in pursuing a
career within the field of aviation/aerospace.