Costas Sivyllis Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

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This campaign ended on November 01, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University by clicking here!
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Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to the Costas Sivyllis Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund. Though this crowdfunding campaign has ended, you can still make a gift to the Costas Sivyllis Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund by clicking here.


Costas Sivyllis graduated from the Daytona Beach campus in 2012 with an Aeronautical Science degree and business minor. He was a First Officer at United Airlines on the Boeing 757/767 aircraft, as well as the chairman of the National Education Committee for the Air Line Pilots Association Int'l.

As Chairman he oversaw ALPA’s relationships with academia. This included ALPA’s industry outreach programs, Aviation Collegiate Education (ACE) Clubs (founded while he was a student at Embry-Riddle), Collegiate partnerships, academic events, and relationships with Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), the University Aviation Association (UAA), Canadian Association of Aviation Colleges, and Women in Aviation, Int’l. He also helped to bring the United Aviate program to Embry-Riddle and was a wonderful ambassador for the program.  Costas had a long history dedicated to promoting the airline pilot career to today's youth.

Costas and his wife of four days, Lindsey, were killed in a tragic accident on Monday October 5, 2020.  In conjunction with Costas’s family, Embry-Riddle is establishing an endowed scholarship in Costas’s honor that will support the next generation of aspiring pilots.  This endowed scholarship will support flight-training costs for students in the Aeronautical Science program on the Daytona Beach campus.

Costas was a rising star and an amazing Eagle who gave back tirelessly to the aviation community that he loved.  He will be missed by his friends, family, mentees, and all who knew him. Raising a minimum of $25,000 will ensure that this scholarship fund can be endowed, allowing scholarship allocations to be given in perpetuity.  


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Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to the Costas Sivyllis Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund. Though this crowdfunding campaign has ended, we will still be collecting donations here: https://givingto.erau.edu/costas

603 days ago by Cami Hilberling
Thank you for helping us meet and exceed our goal of $25,000

All,

The outpouring of support for our friend Costas Sivyllis has been inspiring.  In just a few days, your collective gifts have established an endowed flight training scholarship in Costas’s name – it will continue in perpetuity.  I know this would please him very much as he was a tireless advocate for providing opportunities for the next generation of aviators.  Thank you very much for helping us meet and exceed our goal of $25,000. 

Warm Regards,
Alan J. Stolzer, Ph.D.

624 days ago by Cami Hilberling
​There is still more you can do!

There is still more you can do!  We have met the minimum of $25,000 to establish an endowed fund in Costas’s name, but the more we raise the bigger the fund allocation for flight students will be for years to come!  Continue to give and grow this endowment even more!

624 days ago by Cami Hilberling

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