The Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Foundation recently received a $1,300 gift from TRU Simulation + Training, Inc. (TRU) designated toward support of PHSC students pursuing aviation degrees. Beginning with the fall 2017-18 academic year, two $650 scholarships will be awarded. The funding provides scholarships to students pursuing Associate in Science (AS) degrees through PHSC’s newest high-demand aviation programs. Professional Pilot Technology and Aviation Administration AS degree programs began in August 2017. Unmanned Vehicles Systems Operations and Aviation Maintenance AS degree programs are slated for 2018. TRU scholarships are the first dedicated solely for aviation programs.

Eric Schilens, director, programs, TRU and Angela Kaul, technical writer for TRU presented a check at the PHSC aviation program open house held in July at the PHSC Dade City campus.

TRU Simulation + Training, Inc., located in Lutz, delivers innovative, total aviation solutions to commercial and military airline markets, including manufacture of high-fidelity training devices as well as aviation training services and support.

Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc., established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1975, seeks philanthropic support from individuals, businesses, foundations and community groups to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. The foundation has invested millions of dollars in student scholarships, enrichment of programs, expansion of facilities and services and other education essentials, made possible with the help of Foundation supporters and friends. For more information about PHSC Foundation, please call 727-816-3410 or visit