Republic Airways awards annual aviator scholarship

Republic has awarded its “Nothing but Blue Skies” Aviator Scholarship to Dallas Syverson, a certified flight instructor and recent graduate of the University of Dubuque, the company said.

This is the fourth consecutive year Republic has sponsored the USD 5,000 scholarship, which is intended to encourage female pilots to continue flight training and help expand workforce diversity.

A WAI member since 2015, Syverson has led efforts to organize “Girls in Aviation Day” events at the University of Dubuque, and she is an active member of Alpha Eta Rho, a professional aviation fraternity focused on service and leadership. Syverson also completed an unpaid internship at the Dubuque Regional Airport.

To qualify for the Republic scholarship, Syverson had to maintain a 3.0 GPA, be actively building flight hours, show involvement in aviation-related leadership activities, demonstrate financial need, show a strong interest in working for Republic, as well as fulfill a number of WAI scholarship requirements.

Republic Airways, parent company of Republic Airline, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 950 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 US states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The Indianapolis-based airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,500 aviation professionals. Visit for more information,