AFNORTH High School, Air Force JROTC Cadet/Captain Gray Bayless earned his Private Pilot’s License this past summer in an eight-week pilot training course taught in the Department of Engineering & Aviation Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus. Gray competed for and received one of 300 scholarships from the United States Air Force Flight Academy program. The scholarship is valued at over $22,000 dollars and paid for his round-trip airfare, room and board, collegiate academics, and flight hours. Gray is a senior school and the Corps Commander of Unit NT-941. He plans to apply for a Senior ROTC scholarship and acceptance into the United States Air Force Academy.
The Air Force Flight Academy scholarship is offered annually. Applicants must be a current
sophomore, junior, or senior AFJROTC cadets. They must be at least 17 years old by 31 July in
the summer of the training course, obtain a minimum score of 50 on the mass fitness assessment,
and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) to submit a package or be
nominated. Additionally, cadets must complete an online aviation qualification test consisting of
math, table reading, aviation information, instrument comprehension, and weight perception.