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Delaware State University receives grant to significantly expand its aviation program

January 25, 2019 10:20 AM | Philanthropy Delaware (Administrator)

Delaware State University is a member of Philanthropy Delaware. 

The Delaware Higher Education Economic Development Fund (DHEEDF) has announced a $3.4 million grant to Delaware State University to significantly expand its Aviation Program, the only one of its kind among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and among the very best aviation education programs in the nation.

“This is an extraordinary vote of confidence in the quality and significance of our program and in its importance to Delaware, and to the aviation industry nationwide,” University President Wilma Mishoe said. “This grant allows us to move forward with plans to first replace our current aircraft fleet, and then double it over the next decade. We expect that it will also help us both attract and train more professionals to our community and contribute significantly to the tax base in Delaware.”

Dr. Mishoe noted that Delaware State University’s Aviation Program not only boasts 100% career placement of pilot graduates within a year of graduation but is also “the largest producer of pilots and Aviation professionals of color in the country.”

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