The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, has so far funded aviation scholarships totaling $150,000.00, according to Tracy Forrest, its President. According to Forrest, “These scholarships are a core element of fulfilling the mission Bob Hoover laid out for the Legacy Foundation, prior to his passing. Bob wanted his legacy to be an on-going, dynamic commitment to excellence in aviation, especially on the part of tomorrow’s aviation leaders.” The scholarships are given to full-time, undergraduate students enrolled at either the Prescott, AZ or Daytona Beach, FL campuses of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Recipients must be enrolled in the College of Aviation, majoring in Aeronautical Science with the intention of becoming a professional pilot. Recipients must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. “Everybody in aviation is aware of the professional pilot shortage,” said Michael Herman, Chairman of the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation. “But Bob recognized that it should not be just about more pilots. He knew our professional pilots also have to be our best pilots. That is why he charged us with supporting excellent programs like those of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and why he insisted that a stated commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and safety be written into the criteria of receiving the scholarship.” The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation is a 501C3 not-for-profit foundation dedicated to preserving the legacy of R.A. “Bob” Hoover – “The greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived” – by supporting programs that are working to advance and enhance the future of aviation. The Foundation was conceived and formed by Bob Hoover prior to his death in October of 2016. It has three primary areas of emphasis:
1. Providing academic scholarships.
2. Forming partnerships to provide financial, tactical and branding support (The Legacy Foundation maintains the rights to Bob’s name, image, aviation artifacts and memorabilia) to existing organizations and programs working to improve aviation’s future.
3. Maintaining Bob’s presence at major aviation venues where so many thousands of aviators and aspiring aviators first met him personally.
For More Information:
Contact Jon Tennyson at info@BobHooverLegacyFoundation.org or 920-294-6401.