Eight MDC Students Awarded Prestigious Aviation Scholarship2018 Saul and Lois Eig Watson Scholarship

Group photo of the 2018 EIG-Watson Scholarship recipients

Miami Dade College Foundation and MDC’s Eig-Watson School of Aviation awarded eight students with the esteemed Saul Eig and Lois Eig Watson Scholarship at Thursday’s awards luncheon at the MDC Wolfson Campus.

The 2018 Saul Eig and Lois Eig Watson Scholarship recipients are Reynaldo Aguero from Doral, Christopher Bazaka from Kendall, Samantha Flores Romo from Kendall, Edward C. Hoyos from Kendall, Matthew Lewis from Pinecrest, German Andres Melo from Hollywood, Ezequiel Serrano from Homestead, and David F. Zambrano from Kendall. The scholarship will support the cost of flight training.

The Saul and Lois Eig Watson Scholarship Endowment was established in 1988 through the generosity of Lois Eig Watson in memory of her husband, Saul Eig. Today, it is one of the largest aviation scholarships in the country, supporting the dreams of more than 200 students pursuing a career in commercial aviation.

“It’s amazing to see the enthusiasm these young people have for flying, for MDC and for Miami,” said Lois Eig Watson. “These students have such amazing potential, and it’s our pleasure to help turn their potential into reality through our scholarship. We want to also encourage scholarship students to do the same for others one day in the future.”

The prestigious Eig-Watson School of Aviation at Miami Dade College has provided high-quality aviation training for more than 50 years, with associate degrees and certificate programs designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and real-world skills needed to succeed in today’s aviation industry. The Eig-Watson School of Aviation is located at MDC’s Homestead Campus with additional locations at the Miami International Airport and Miami Executive Airport (TMB).

For more information about how scholarships impact our students, visit www.mdcfoundation.com