James and Helen Newby Scholarship

A note from Captain Newby: As a student, I attended SIUC from 1962-1966. In 1964, I had the opportunity to witness the beginning of the SIUC Aviation Program. Although I had obtained my flight ratings prior to the program’s inception, I have fond memories of learning to fly here at the university. I went on to a 37 year career with American Airlines, retiring as a Captain on the Boeing 777. I wanted to do something to honor my father and mother, James and Helen Newby, for their encouragement to follow my dream, for their financial sacrifices, and, most of all for their undying love to all their children. I also wanted to honor the university that was so influential in providing me with the education, both flight and academic, that gave me a start on my aviation career. Therefore, with my wife Doris, I have decided to fund this
scholarship. Good luck in the application process!

-Captain Ed Newby, American Airlines (Retired)

  • Scholarship for an aviation major with a minimal overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Recipient must be a member of an aviation student organization.
  • Applicants must submit a 1-2 page personal statement to be considered for this scholarship.

Capt. Stanley E. and Mrs. Dorisann L. Newby
Area of Interest
College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Aviation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit a 1-2 page personal statement answering the following questions:
    1. How did you get started in aviation?
    2. How did you get where you are today?
    3. What are your goals in aviation?
    4. Why should you be considered for this scholarship?
    5. List current aviation-related courses and instructors.