John Borden IV
2022 Thomas E. Leonard Scholarship Recipient
Hello! My name is John Wallace Borden IV and I am a 4th year currently attending San Jose State University studying Aviation Operations.
I am planned to graduate this coming Spring 2023 in aspiration to become a commercial airline pilot. I am currently working for NASA! Well, a branch directed under NASA known as Delta ASRS (Aviation Safety and Reporting Systems).
After I graduate, I plan to continue my current training and proceed further in acquiring my license and potentially apply to work for FlyBay Area while being a CFI. As I am studying for my Instrument, I plan to utilize this money to help diminish the financial burden this flight training normally comes with!
However, in the end as we known, it is all very well worth it! I am so thankful for this opportunity given to me and hope to meet many new people I can make ever lasting connections with that will help me proceed further toward a successful future.
The support from this scholarship will be extremely beneficial to me as it will be going directly toward a cause that will allow me to proceed further for toward my ultimate goal. Not to mention the amazing support and motivation from my parents that I am so deeply grateful for.
Thank you again everyone! For all that you have done for me and allowing me to get to this single milestone in my life with many more to closely to follow!