ATLANTA, GA – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Chad Mumm, a senior at the University of Georgia in Athens, and David Wilson, a freshman at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, are the first recipients of the David W. Ewald Journalism Scholarship.
Scholarship recipients were recognized this morning at the Media Breakfast Kickoff at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention.
NBAA, in coordination with the family of the late Dave Ewald, established the scholarship earlier this year to honor the long-time Business & Commercial Aviation publisher, who spent nearly 50 years serving the business aviation community. The scholarship recognizes a high school student planning to study journalism or a college or university student already in an accredited journalism program.
“When he helped create Business & Commercial Aviation, business jets and turboprops were relatively new to the market,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said during the awards ceremony. “Dave realized that people would use these airplanes differently than previous aircraft models, and would therefore need new information. Dave provided a forum where aviation journalists could educate the first generation of the business aviation industry, and NBAA is proud to offer a scholarship in his name for others pursuing journalistic excellence in their careers.”