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.
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,"
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.
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
Pilots of America (BPA)
The Black Pilots of America aims and
purposes are to train Blacks too participate
and advance in various types of employment
within the field of aviation, stimulate
and encourage broader job opportunities
for Blacks in all phases of aviation.
, and develop scholarships for youth
who will partake in such training
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)
The National Black Coalition of Federal
Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) is the
oldest and largest employee organization
serving minorities in the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA). NBCFAE
exists to provide a national voice
for black, female and minority employees
of the FAA and to promote their professionalism
and career development.
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
Airmen, Inc. (TAI)
The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated,
determined young men who enlisted
to become America's first black military
airmen. The organization's common
goal is to increase membership, preserve
the legacy and raise money for scholarships.