Maryland Wing cadets receive Civil Air Patrol scholarships
March 11, 2020 — BALTIMORE – Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland were selected as 2020 Civil Air Patrol scholarship recipients for the academic year 2020. Because of their outstanding academic efforts, each cadet was selected for respective academic merits and will be awarded a monetary scholarship between the amount of $1,000 and $2,000.
Maryland Wing would like to recognize the following cadets for their selection as scholarship recipients (per award type):
- C/Maj. Adrian Petasis, Frederick Composite Squadron (CAP Cadet Flight)
- C/Capt. Hailey Boyd, Arundel Composite Squadron (CAP Cadet Academic)
- C/Capt. Alaina Shields, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron (CAP Cadet Flight)
- C/1st Lt. Benjamin Mullen, Towson Composite Squadron (CAP Cadet Flight & USAFA Preparatory School Recommendation)
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters received 362 scholarship applications this year. Of the long list of applications, 73 cadets had a GPA of 3.80 or higher; and a SAT score of 1311 (or above) and/or an ACT score of 28 (or above). These scores set each applicant on academic par with U.S. Air Force Academy entering freshman. For aviation-minded applicants, 107 cadets indicated they have piloting experience equivalent to the CAP pre-solo badge or more.
More than 1,500 members serve in Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing. Last year, wing members flew 13 actual search and rescue missions. Overall, the Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland, flying 2,245 hours in all mission categories, and was credited with four finds. Volunteers contributed services estimated at $4.6 million. For information, contact the Maryland Wing at mdwg.cap.gov or follow the wing on Facebook.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 61,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for information.
1st Lt. Jeffrey Robertson, CAP
Public Affairs Officer, Maryland Wing