Parent Information

Daytona Beach Summer Camps

The following information has been compiled to help with the Summer Camp experience at Embry-Riddle. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Daytona Beach Summer Camp office.

Day Camp and Overnight Questions

1. Am I able to request food for special dietary restrictions?

We collaborate with our catering department to ensure that any dietary needs are met. Upon acceptance into a camp, a forms packet will be mailed to you. A medical form is in this packet for you to list any dietary needs.

2. How many children are in a camp?

The number of students varies from camp to camp based on equipment, resource availability, and how many instructors there are.

3. Who is in charge of my child while he/she is doing activities?

The campers are always under direct supervision from our approved counselors, coordinators, flight instructors or faculty. Our staff escorts them to and from each activity, the dormitories, and cafeteria for meals.

4. Where do I go to make an additional payment?

On the camp page that your child is attending, there is a tab labeled “Pay Remaining Balance”. Click that tab and follow the instructions.

5. What is the refund policy?

Cancellation Policy for all Summer Academy Programs: Each cancellation will incur a $20 processing fee deducted from the refund. The remaining tuition deposit will be refunded if your cancellation notice is received in writing at least thirty days prior to the start date of your scheduled session.  Cancellation notices received after that date will result in forfeiture of the tuition deposit. Please note if cancellation notice is received within thirty days and camp was full, we will not be able to refund your payments unless your student’s camp space is able to be filled by someone on the wait list. Application Fee and International Student Fee are non-refundable.

6. What happens if my child’s camp gets canceled?

If a camp is canceled for any reason, you will be notified immediately and every effort will be made to offer your child an opportunity to attend one of our other camps.

7. Are there scholarships available?

Scholarships are camp specific. If there is a scholarship available for the certain camp that you or your child are interested in attending, there will be a link on the corresponding camp page. Please click on the link and complete the application per the instructions.

8. Can I make payment for two items in one payment?

Unfortunately our system is not set up to accommodate lump sum payments. If you have more than one item to pay for then we respectfully request that you make separate payments.

9. If I attend a camp, is there an advantage for attending Embry-Riddle as a college student?

Yes! There are Grants that you are eligible for when you enroll into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Please see the options below:

$1000 Grant: 

Below are the Conditions of the $1000 Summer Programs Grant: 

  1. The $1000 grant will be given to each student who completes any six day residential ERAU Daytona Beach Summer Program AND who enrolls as a full time ERAU student at the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle.
  2. The grant will be given in $500 increments - $500 in the fall of Freshman Year and $500 in Spring of Freshman Year.
  3. Camps that are NOT eligible for the grant are all Day camps and all Athletic Camps.
  4. Each student is only eligible for one grant regardless of the number of camps attended.
  5. Golden or Diamond Eagle scholarships will replace all other Embry-Riddle scholarships or Grants.

  

$5,000 Embry-Riddle Flight Grant: 

Below are the Conditions of the $5000 Summer Programs Grant: 

  1. Students who attend the SunFlight- Private Pilot or Instrument camp.
  2. Students must go on to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Aeronautical Science degree program at one of Embry-Riddle’s residential campuses.
  3. The grant is exclusively for students who remain in the Aeronautical Science degree program.
  4. The grant will be given in $2500 increments - $2500 in the fall and $2500 in spring.
  5. Each student is only eligible for one grant regardless of the number of camps attended.

Please contact our Office for any questions.

Day Camp Questions

1. Can my child bring snacks for the day camp?

Yes, you may bring snacks; however, they must be consumed during the allotted time for snacks or during lunch.

2. What time do I drop my student off for the start of camp each day and pick them up?

Check in for each camp Monday through Friday is 8:30 a.m.  Check-out for each camp Monday through Friday is 4:30 p.m.

3. What if I need to sign my student out early from a Day Camp?

Please E-mail us at summer@erau.edu explicitly stating your child’s name and the time you would like to pick them up. If the time is prior to 4:30pm, we will have one of our counselors bring your student to our office for you to check them out there.

Overnight Flight Camp Questions

1. Will my child be able to fly on prescribed medications?

Some medications are allowed while some are prohibited. If you are prescribed medication, consult your Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) before you conduct flight training. For a complete list of medications please visit: http://www.leftseat.com/medcat1.htm

2. Is a Private Pilot’s License as high as my student can attain?

No, we have our SunFlight Customized Training camp. This program is designed for qualified private pilots to continue with their flight training by working toward an instrument rating, multi-engine land rating, or upset training.

3. Can any doctor give me an FAA Medical Exam?

No, an Aviation Medical Examiner certified doctor is required to complete the examination. You can find an AME near you by visiting either website: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/ or www.flightphysical.com.

4. Where do I get the FAA Medical Exam?

If you visit, http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/ or www.flightphysical.com, you will be able to find the closest AME around you. Call them and inform them that you need a FAA Medical or a FAA Medical/ Student Pilot Certificate.

5. What do I need to do before I go for my FAA Medical exam?

Prior to your appointment, please complete the following steps:

i. Go to https://medxpress.faa.gov

ii. If you have not previously registered, you will need to request a password. The password will be emailed to the email address that you provide.

iii. Fill out the application

iv. Name matches the Passport or Birth Certificate EXACTLY

v. No Middle initials accepted as the entire middle name must be provided

vi. Submit all of the information

vii. Click on exam summary

viii. Print exam with the confirmation number

ix. Bring this form with you along with all of the required documentation.

6. What documents will I need and do they need to be originals?

1. TSA required documents for a US citizen (original documents only):

i. Birth Certificate AND Driver’s License – Birth certificate must be the original or a certified copy and must be accompanied by the driver’s license or another government picture I.D. with an expiration date.

-OR-

ii. Passport – Can be used as an alternative I.D. for U.S. Citizens if you do not have a birth certificate and driver’s license. Even if you have a birth certificate and driver’s license, please bring your passport for verification if you have one. Passports cannot be used as a valid I.D. if they are expired.

1. *Non US citizens and permanent residents must get a TSA clearance through the Summer Academy office prior to their arrival on campus.

2. FAA required documents:

iii. A FAA Medical Certificate – All FAA Medical Certificates must be administered by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). You may go to http://flightphysical.com/ to find AMEs in your area. When you go for your physical examination, it is very important that you inspect the typing on the medical certificate before you leave the physician’s office. If you find an error, have the physician’s office correct any errors on your original and their copy prior to sending their copy off with your application. The class of the medical needs to appear, your full legal name must show exactly as on your Photo I.D., as well as a correct birth date. HAND WRITTEN MEDICALS AND HAND WRITTEN CORRECTIONS ARE NOT VALID.

iv. There are three classes of FAA Medical Certificates. If you plan to pursue a career in aviation, it is highly recommended that you apply for a Second Class Medical as this is the most required medical in the industry. A Third Class Medical is acceptable for the Summer Academy flight camps.

v. GOVERNMENT ISSUED PICTURE I.D. – You will be required to produce this I.D. at various times throughout your flight training. You may use a Passport / Passport Card / Driver’s License / Military I.D. as long as it is not expired and shows your full legal name as it appears on your birth certificate and FAA Medical Certificate. Middle initials and nick names are not acceptable (example John D. Smith is not valid). If you have two middle names / two last names / are a Jr., II, III, IV / have a hyphen in your name; they must show and match on all your flight documents. If your current driver’s license does not show your full legal name and the DMV refuses to make the necessary corrections, you may opt to obtain a Passport or convert your driver’s license to a Florida Driver’s License.

7. How to obtain a Student Pilot Certificate?

The FAA Student Pilot Certificate is required for students age 16 or older who are working on flight training in the aircraft or their Private Pilot Certificate. For further information and step by step instructions on how to get your student pilot certificate, please contact our office at summer@erau.edu or 386-226-7945. 

Overnight Camp Questions

1. What if my child is taking medication? Are they able to bring their own medication to camp?

Yes, your child will be able to self-administer their own medication providing that the Self-Administer form is completed in its entirety, including name and dosage information for each medication. Please keep in mind that the Summer Academy students are not eligible to use the Health Clinic Services due to insurance restrictions. If your child cannot self-administer his/her medication, a private nurse will need to be employed to administer the medication and an added fee assessed to your account.

2. Is housing available if my child arrives earlier or extends their stay?

No; however, depending on the availability of dormitory space, arrangements might be able to be made if your child is attending consecutive camps. Please call the K-12 Education Outreach office for more information.

3. Are the 3 college credits earned in the Aerospace course only good at Embry-Riddle?

We cannot guarantee that another university will accept the credits as the ultimate decision is that of the receiving university, as with any transfer student.

4. What does my child need to bring?

Upon acceptance into a camp, a checklist will be mailed to you that will outline the necessities for your stay during the duration of your camp.

5. During a residential camp, how do I contact my child?

You will be provided the Dorm Office phone number at check-in and the dorm office hours are 5:30 p.m.–7:30 a.m. the next day Monday through . If your child has a laptop or IPad, you can email or Skype them. During the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, please contact the K-12 Education Outreach office. We will take a message and pass it on to your child’s camp coordinator. Please contact the Summer Academy dorm office number, if outside the time frames listed above.

6. Will my child be going off campus for any reason?

Yes, all residential camps leave campus at least once. The night of arrival, all camps are driven to the store together to gather necessary supplies that they might have not packed. This is a good time to coordinate with your suite mates about cleaning supplies.

7. How do I sign up for the grad dinner and when do I need to register by?

We recommend registering before the first day of camp. To register, please visit the appropriate camp web page and click on the “Attend Graduation Dinner” tab.

8. Are we allowed to make roommate requests?

Yes, you will need to make a written request by email to summer@erau.edu. Each party must submit the written request three weeks prior to the start date of camp. We will try to accommodate each request that we receive; however, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be fulfilled.

9. Will my child be roomed with somebody their own age?

As the age range on some camps spans over 7 years, we try our best to keep campers of the same age or close to it in the same room.

10. Where does my child stay during a residential camp?

Your son or daughter will stay in an Embry-Riddle dorm hall where they will generally have a roommate. The dorms will be monitored by our staff and our campus safety staff.

11. Are the dorms Co-ed?

Yes; however, males and females do not share the same suite.

12. Can I bring any electronics?

Yes, electronics are allowed are allowed and encouraged if that will help you learn! Electronics and cell phones will be withheld until graduation if they are misused or become a distraction.

13. Can my child be picked up during camp for dinner, etc.?

If your child’s schedule allows for time to go to dinner off campus, then every effort will be made to arrange this. Please contact the K12 Education Office to arrange a scheduled time and date.

14. Can my child go running or go to the gym?

University Policy does not allow minors to use the gym facility for insurance reasons but we can allocate time for one of our camp staff to bring them to the track when it is available.

15. Can I set up appointments with other ERAU staff, faculty, or admission counselors while they are at camp?

Please remember that all campers are considered minors while on the University campus and must be escorted at all times. If you are interested in speaking with another department or Admissions, contact the K-12 Education Outreach office and we will coordinate with other departments based on your availability within your schedule at the camp.

Boeing High School Scholars

The Boeing High School Scholars Program is a highly selective program that provides Sophmore, Junior & Senior level high school students with an opportunity to experience college level course work in engineering. It also provides an opportunity for students to study for a week at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with their engineering peers. Boeing hired over 1,800 college interns last year and is Embry-Riddle’s Number 1 employer. This program is a great step towards a successful career in the engineering industry.

The Boeing High School Scholars Program is available for our Aerospace Career Exploration Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Game Design & Theory, and Computer Engineering. There are 11 full scholarships and 8 partial scholarships available for summer 2017, and spots are distributed through each of the above camps. This scholarship does not cover the cost of travel to and from camp. To be eligible to be considered for the scholarships, students must fill out our online application and must submit an essay answering the question:

  • What innovations do you see in the future of the aerospace engineering industry?
  • Why is attending this program important to you?

All Scholarships will be granted by May 25, 2017.    Deadline to apply is April 25, 2017.

All Scholarships have been awarded

Applicants DO NOT need to pay the $250 deposit to apply for a scholarship. If a student registers for camp and then is awarded a scholarship, their deposit will be non-refundable.

Scholarship Requirements:  (Must be turned in to the K-12 Education Outreach Department within 2 weeks of submission of the application.)

  • Have a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Be able to prove financial need by submitting a copy of your 2015 or 2016 Federal Tax Return
  • Submit a one page essay (requirements below)
  • Minorities and females are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Start your Scholarship Application!

A word on Boeing:

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. We continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers.

Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 169,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.

AviationEd Scholarship Opportunity 

The AviationEd, Inc. offers a scholarship to the Aerospace Career Exploration Delta session only.  The dates of this session are July 30 - August 5, 2017.

Scholarship application deadline is 5:00 P.M. EST, February 28, 2017.  This Scholarship has been awarded

To apply for the scholarship: AviationEd Scholarship Application

 

Gaetz Aerospace Institute Scholarship Opportunity 

The Gaetz Aerospace Institute, offers a scholarship to the Summer Camps on the Daytona Campus.  The camp options include: Aerospace Career Exploration Charlie or Delta Session, Flight Exploration Charlie, Game Design & Theory, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, and Computer Coding.

If you are an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach student and are enrolled in the dual enrollment program through Gaetz Aerospace Institute, you may apply for a summer camp scholarship opportunity.

Scholarship Requirements:  (Must be turned in to the K-12 Education Outreach Department within 2 weeks of submission of the application.)

  • Recommendation letter from a high school instructor, preferable your Gaetz Aerospace Institute instructor
  • Essay that answers the following questions: What is your expectation of attending the camp of choice? Why is it important to you?

Scholarship application deadline is April 25, 2017. All Scholarships will be awarded by May 19, 2017.

To apply for the Gaetz Aerospace Institute scholarship: online application

Prescott Summer Camps

The following information has been compiled to help with the Summer Camp experience at Embry-Riddle. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Prescott Summer Camp office.

General Questions

Is financial aid available for campers from ERAU Prescott?
Unfortunately we do not have financial aid for our campers; however we do offer some scholarships.  Please see our website for available scholarships.

What scholarships are available for my student?
Each year we offer scholarships that are funded by outside organizations.  Please check our website for scholarships offerings for 2016. 

Are there any benefits offered if my child comes to a camp?
YES!  Your child will receive a hands-on experience in the field they wish to study as well as have an enjoyable time with fellow students who share the same interests. If your student decides to enroll in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott after attending an ERAU Prescott eligible camp, they will automatically earn a $1,000 admissions grant towards their freshman year tuition ($500 is applied to fall semester, and $500 to spring semester). Only one grant is given out per camper regardless of how many years your child attends.

What should my child bring?
The packet you will receive upon registration contains a list of recommended items to bring. In general, the usual toiletries, bedding, appropriate clothing and sunscreen apply.  However, some camps do require other specific items. All Flight Expoloration camps require the campers to bring either their signed and valid government-issued passport OR their original birth certificate and government-issued ID. Spy camp also requires a business-casual outfit for the mock Embassy Reception.  Please check our registration packet for more detailed information.

Where does my child stay?
All campers stay in our campus Residence Halls.  Suites consist of two to three rooms, one to two bathrooms, a lounge area, and a refrigerator and microwave. 

Are males and females separated?
Yes, male and female campers are separated by suite and wing or floor.

How do roommates work?  Can I request a roommate?
Campers will have one roommate and two to four suitemates. In each suite there are two to three rooms with two beds.  Campers may request a roommate by emailing our office at prsummer@erau.edu.  Each party must request to be roommates.  We must receive these requests at least 1 week before camp, and while we will try to accommodate all roommate requests, we cannot guarantee all requests will be met. 

Where does my child eat?
 Campers will eat three meals per day at our delicious Earhart’s Dining Hall located on campus near their dorms. There will be opportunities for students to buy their own snacks on campus as well.  Depending upon the camp, some students may dine off campus at a local restaurant (which is covered in the cost of the camp). 

What if my student has food allergies?
When your child comes onto campus, please alert us of their food allergies. We will introduce your child to the Earhart’s dining staff and talk to them about your child’s dietary needs. We are equipped to handle almost any dietary need or issue.
An additional note: Earhart’s Dining Hall will be completely nut-free over the summer. HOWEVER, please still alert us of nut allergies.

Who is teaching my child during the day?
Embry Riddle’s faculty is the best of the best! We consistently are able to recruit top level candidates from the aviation and security world to teach at our campus. While your child is here, they will enjoy the benefits of learning from our core-faculty. All of whom are expert leaders in their industry. Additionally, some of our brightest students, hand selected by our faculty will be on hand to offer support and instruction as well.  Together, our faculty and students will offer enriching experiences as well as a wealth of knowledge for all campers.

What is the student to supervisor ratio?
We aim to follow the ACA guidelines for student to supervisor ratio. If you wish to know the ratio of a specific camp, please call our office. We will always have a camp coordinator on-call during the day and an over-night Residence Assistant on-call during the night.

What kind of activities do you have? Will my child have fun?
Throughout the day most camps consist of in-class presentations and labs with hands-on activities to instill confidence and excitement in the campers! The evenings will be spent balancing fun, camp-style activities with additional research and learning. There will be game and movie nights, as well as recreational time for your camper.

 If my child is taking medication, can they bring their own medication to camp, or will someone administer the medication to them?
Students may bring their medication to camp and self-administer.  All medications brought onto campus MUST be identified on our medical form as a portion of the registration packet.  If a student is not able to self-administer their medication, a private nurse must be employed to administer medication, which will be the responsibility of the family.  Unfortunately, due to insurance regulations, the ERAU health service department on campus is unavailable for summer programs students. 

What will happen if my child has a medical need during camp?
We will assess the situation of the student, and determine the best course of action based upon the needs of your child. ERAU Prescott is located less than 10 minutes from Yavapai Regional Medical Center in the event of an emergency.

Can parents come to activities during the camp?
On the final day of camp, we encourage parents and families to attend the Graduation Luncheon/Dinner (depending on the program) where their child will receive a Certificate and Challenge Coin!

Can parents come to orientation?
Unfortunately, parents are unable to attend the orientation evening on the first day of camp.  All materials that will be address in the camper orientation will be included with our registration packet.  This includes the summer student handbook.

Can parents stay on campus with their child?
There are no on campus accommodations for parents. However, if you are interested in staying in the Prescott area during your student’s time at camp, there are many unique and accommodating hotels in Prescott, please call our office for a list of hotels.

Can my child drive himself and park on campus?
Yes, your child can drive themselves and park on campus. They must receive a parking pass and surrender their keys to the summer programs department upon arrival. Keys will be kept in a locked safe through the course of the camp. If your child is going to drive themselves, please coordinate with our office by calling (928) 777-3956.

Can I take my child off of campus during the day or at night?
Yes, you may take your child off campus when you wish. However, we require a sign-in and sign-out procedure and you will need to coordinate with our office before taking them off campus.  Please call 928-777-3956 to arrange this.

Can my student have a cell phone?
Yes! We encourage your student to have their cell phone with them at all time in case of an emergency. However, your child is not permitted to use their cell phone during academic periods.

Is there a laundry service for my child?
Yes, we will have cards for campers to check-out and do laundry.  Please note, students will not have a lot of free time for laundry.  Requests for laundry will be accommodated in the schedule when possible.

Can my student arrive a day early for camp or stay over the weekend between camps? 
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate early arrivals, late departures, or weekend stays between camps.  Sunday Camp Check in is from 12PM-4PM on the first day of camp (Sunday).  For Aviation Discovery Camp, check in is from 7AM-9AM on the first day of camp (Monday).

What is the refund policy?
All camp deposits are non-refundable. The only exception made to this rule is in the event that your child’s cancelled spot in camp is filled by a new registration. Please contact of office for further details.

How do we get ahold of our student during the week?
We encourage students to keep their cell phone with them during the week. This is for keeping in touch with family, and for emergencies.  Additionally, the ERAU Summer Programs Department has an on-call phone, which is manned 24 hours a day by a camp counselor or staff member.  Please review your orientation paperwork for this phone number.  Parents may also call our office at 928-777-3956 during normal business hours, 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday, Arizona Time.

Should my student bring a laptop to camp? 
If your child would like to bring their laptop, they are welcome to. However when a computer is necessary for camp activities they will be provided. ERAU is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen items.

Will my student have access to workout facilities, a running track, or a gym?
We will have recreation/free time for students each day – sometime in the morning, and sometimes in the afternoon.  We will do our best to provide recreation activities for campers.  Athletics policy does not allow for use of the fitness center by summer programs students.  We do have a track that can be utilized by our summer programs students.  Please remember, all campers are considered minors while on campus and must be escorted at all times.

My student is interested in attending ERAU for college – will they get to speak with an admissions counselor while they are at camp or an ROTC representative? 
Students will have a full schedule while they are here.  If a student is interested in speaking with an admissions or ROTC representative, we will do our best to accommodate this request during the week. Please remember, all campers are considered minors while on campus and must be escorted at all times.

Do Alumni get a discount? 
We do not offer camp discounts for alumni.

Do you provide snacks for my child?
Yes – However, students are also encouraged to bring snacks that they would like during the week.  All dorms have a microwave and refrigerator available.    There are also vending machines in the lobby of our some of our dorms.  We will plan to take students to Wal-Mart on Sunday night for them to stock up on any needs that they have during camp.

Flight Exploration Questions

Can my child stay on campus over the summer to study and get a private pilot’s license, or get specialized flight training?
No, at this time we do not host this type of program on the Prescott Campus.

Does my child need an FAA medial to participate in the Prescott Campus Flight Exploration Program?
No, the Prescott campus does not require this for our Flight Programs.  Please check with Daytona Beach’s Flight Programs if attending at the Daytona Beach campus, as their requirements are different than ours.

Program Acceptance and Requirements

How many students are accepted into each program?
Each program varies in acceptance numbers.  We host programs that have 10-48 students.

How long will I have to wait to hear if my student is accepted?
Students are accepted on a conditional basis to the Prescott programs on a first come, first serve basis.  If you have registered online, and paid your deposit, your student is conditionally accepted to the program.  In order to assure full acceptance, we must have the registration packet and waivers returned to us within 30 days of registration.  Once we have all required documents, your student is fully accepted to the program.

Are there any special requirements for any of your programs?
Yes, any student attending our Flight Exploration Camp or Helicopter Camp must be able to prove US Citizenship. The most commonly used documents to prove US Citizenship are:

  1. A valid and signed US Passport OR
  2. A valid government issued photo ID AND an original copy of their birth certificate.

These items must be copied and sent with the registration packet to show that the student is a US Citizen upon acceptance.

On the first day of camp, at check in, STUDENTS MUST PRESENT THE ORIGINAL COPIES OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP. WE WILL KEEP THESE DOCUMENTS FOR THE WEEK IN A SAFE PLACE. THEY WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO THE STUDENTS UPON CHECK-OUT. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made. If a student does not have the appropriate documents, they may not be able to participate in camp.

For a full list of acceptable documentation, please refer to the registration packet, or call our office at 928-777-3956.

Can my student commute to this program? Is there a reduced charge for this option?
Yes, students can commute to the programs. Please contact the Summer Programs office at 928-777-3956 for further details and pricing.

Boeing High School Scholars

The Boeing High School Scholars Program is a highly selective program that provides high school students with an opportunity to experience college level course work in engineering. It also provides an opportunity for students to study for a week at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with their engineering peers. Boeing hired over 1800 college interns last year, and is Embry-Riddle’s Number 1 Employer. This program is a great step towards a successful career in the engineering industry.

The Boeing High School Scholars Program is available for select engineering camps.  The number of scholarships for 2016 is currently being determined and will be posted on our website soon! This scholarship does not cover the cost of travel to and from camp.  To be eligible to be considered for the scholarships, students must fill our online application, and must submit an essay answering the questions:

“What innovations do you see in the future of the aerospace engineering industry?”

“Why is attending this program important to you?”

Scholarships will be granted on a rolling basis.  All awards will be given out by May 1, 2016.

Applicants do NOT need to pay the $200 deposit to apply for a scholarship. If a student registers for camp, and then is awarded a scholarship, their deposit will be refunded to them. If a student applies for a scholarship, but does not receive the scholarship, they will not have a place held in camp for them.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • have a 3.0 GPA or better
  • be able to prove financial need
  • submit a one page essay (requirements above)
  • minorities and females are strongly encouraged to apply

Start your Scholarship application!

A word on Boeing:

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. We continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers.

Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 169,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.

Contact Information

Daytona Beach, FL
Phone: 386-226-7945
Email: summer@erau.edu

Prescott, AZ
Phone: 928-777-3956
Email: prsummer@erau.edu