JetBlue helps 6 aviation programs take flight

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) has provided a third round of grants through the JetBlue Foundation to further the airline´s effort to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students.

A total of USD150,000 in grants was awarded to help encourage aviation programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.

The JetBlue Foundation provided six grants, each worth USD25,000, to help young aviators´ dreams take flight. These grants will help propel programs that encourage STEM education, including initiatives that reach underserved communities including women, minority groups and veterans. In addition to grants, the JetBlue Foundation also provides in-kind support to make a difference among the next generation of aviators, dispatchers, aircraft mechanics and pilots.

JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airlineâ„¢ and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 96 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights.