Education Opportunities

Joe Moser Scholarship Program

The BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation created the Joe Moser Scholarship Fund in honor of Ferndale, WA resident Capt. Joe Moser (USACC Ret) a World War II Army Air Corps veteran fighter pilot, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and survivor of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Joe’s story of bravery and survival as a POW is told in his book “A Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald”. Joe was a featured speaker at many schools in the Northwest where he shared his experience as a fighter pilot and POW. He was a big supporter of education and we are very proud to have created this scholarship fund in his name.

The BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation is committed to supporting quality education and inspiring students to be the best that they can be. For our nation to remain strong economically and return to leadership in science, engineering and technology, the Joe Moser Scholarship Fund was created to help students achieve their dreams and further their careers.

A well-educated work force is the key to our nation’s future. The BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation is proud to have created this scholarship in the name of a great American Hero, Joe Moser.
The Joe Moser Scholarship Fund is available to Whatcom County High School Seniors preparing to enter college and seeking careers in STEM related fields of study.

Examples of these programs include:

  • Aerospace
  • Aeronautical Science & Technology
  • Astrophysics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Western Aerospace Scholars Program

The BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation is a proud financial supporter of The Western Aerospace Scholars program (WAS) and provides funding through the Joe Moser Scholarship Fund.

Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is an online distance learning course and summer experience specifically designed for high school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pathways through the exploration of space and space travel.

The online curriculum is a University of Washington college course focused on NASA’s space exploration program as well as topics in Earth and Space Science.

If scholars successfully complete the online curriculum, they are invited to participate in multi-day summer experiences that provide them the opportunity to work with STEM professionals, NASA scientists, university students, and STEM educators.

Why BRAVO 369 Supports WAS

  • Regardless of where you live, participating in WAS enables you to interact with like-minded peers and STEM professionals currently working in the field.
  • Completing a five-credit University of Washington course, while in high school, can and will set you apart from other internship and college applicants.
  • The summer experiences provide you the opportunity to further explore the universe in which we live, meet your fellow “space geeks,” and challenge yourself to plan realistic a future space mission.
  • Participating in the program overall will aid in understanding the expectations for college level coursework, particularly the importance of good time management and the ability to prioritize.
  • As a graduate of the WAS program, you will join an alumni network of over 1500 scholars, many of whom are at top colleges and military academies across the country, and then working in STEM companies, including Boeing, Blue Origin, SpaceX, Facebook and Aerojet Rocketdyne.
  • WAS alumni frequently report that their experience in WAS built their confidence, interpersonal skills, and prepared them for success.