The Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has awarded scholarships to two university students preparing for careers in aviation.

Steven Ihde of Torrance and Amy Joyce Woodson of Carlsbad were named scholarship recipients by a committee of aviation professionals following a competitive selection process, according to Flight Path.

Ihde was awarded Flight Path’s $2,000 Charles “Pete” Conrad Scholarship. Woodson will receive the organization’s $5,000 Clay Lacy Scholarship.

Ihde is a senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He is completing requirements for a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical science with a concentration in airline pilot operations and a minor in applied meteorology.

Woodson is a senior at the San Marcos, California, off-campus site of Southern Illinois University. She is earning a bachelor of science degree in aviation management. Her career goals include piloting corporate jets and working as a flight operations manager and flight department director.

The winners were announced by Flight Path president Rowena Ake and scholarship chair Barbara Keller during the organization’s recent 11th annual celebration in the LAX’s Imperial Terminal. Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl presented official city proclamations honoring each student.

The Conrad Scholarship was established in tribute to pioneer American astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr. The Clay Lacy Scholarship is sponsored through Flight Path by Clay Lacy, owner-operator of an aircraft leasing, maintenance and aerial photography service at Van Nuys Airport.

Flight Path is a nonprofit organization which operates a learning center and museum in the LAX Imperial Terminal in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency which operates LAX.

The museum, 6661 Imperial Highway, Westchester, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Information, (310) 215-5291 or www.flightpath.us/.

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