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Stratus Financial Launches $5000 #FlytoSuccess Scholarship

Stratus Financial Launches $5000 #FlytoSuccess Scholarship
Apply now for Stratus Financial's $5000 #FlytoSuccess Scholarship - turning pilot dreams into reality for aviation students in 2024!

Stratus Financial Launches $5000 #FlytoSuccess Scholarship


Award for Students Pursuing a Career in Aviation



[Irvine, California] – Stratus Financial, a leading financial services firm specializing in student pilot flight school financing, has announced its first scholarship program for 2024. Their $5000 #FlytoSuccess Scholarship is designed for students interested in pursuing a professional career in aviation.


“There is an unprecedented shortage in active pilots in the United States. In fact, Boeing’s technical outlook indicates that 649,000 pilots will be needed by commercial airlines in the next 20 years,” said Anthony Geraci, CEO and Co-Founder of Stratus Financial. “Our #FlytoSuccess Scholarship helps address this need and award students pursuing a career in aviation.”


The Stratus Financial #FlytoSuccess Scholarship application window opens at 8:00AM Pacific on Monday, January 9, 2024, and closes at 11:59 PM Pacific Friday, June 21, 2024. The winner will be announced on Friday, July 26, 2024, during EAA AirVenture OshKosh.



Eligibility Requirements for the #FlytoSuccess Scholarship Include:


  • Student must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Student must be over 17-years-old.
  • Student must be currently enrolled in a flight school with 25 credit hours logged.


To apply, students must first fill out an entry form at Stratus.Finance/Scholarship which includes answers to two essay questions. Additionally, student must film a short-form video and post to their social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube using the hashtags #FlytoSuccess and #StratusFinancial about what flying to success means to them and how it aligns with their journey to becoming a pilot.


“Stratus Financial is committed to investing in the next generation of pilots, and giving back to the aviation community,” said Brandon Martini, COO of Stratus Financial. “Obtaining your commercial pilot certificate requires a significant financial commitment. We hope that our new scholarship will not only encourage students to continue to pursue their passion for aviation, but also help offset some of the financial burden associated with their pursuit.”


For a complete overview of the Stratus Financial $5000 #FlytoSuccess Scholarship program, eligibility requirements, and award information, please visit .



About Stratus Financial LLC


Established in 2020, Stratus Financial LLC is committed to providing student loans to aspiring student pilots at all levels of experience and training. Created by a group of FAA-Certified Flight and Ground Instructors, Stratus Financial’s firsthand understanding of aviation’s essence drives our commitment to helping pilots realize their dreams. Our dedication goes beyond financial services; we are on a mission to finance aspirations and carve pathways to success. We envision a future where aviation remains an unbounded passion, where more individuals can take flight and make their mark. Our innovative financial solutions echo this commitment, reflecting our dedication to supporting pilots at every stage of their journey. To discover how Stratus Financial is reshaping aviation finance, visit .




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