Delta Airlines awards 600 employee-funded scholarships

Nearly 600 Delta employees and dependents have received academic scholarships Delta´s Scholarship Fund, the company said.

The fund, which awarded more than USD1.0 million in scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year, is primarily supported by employee donors and helps Delta people pursue higher education.

The primary source for funding the scholarships is through payroll deductible donations with 14 percent of employees currently enrolled.

Delta also offers 48 Delta Spirit Awards and 540 Awards for Excellence. The board awarded scholarships to 24 international winners, the highest number of international scholarships the program has awarded in one year.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. is an American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.