SCHOLARSHIPS

  • ABLE FLIGHT – is a nonprofit organization that provides aviation scholarships to persons with disabilities.  To apply for scholarships or learn more about the organization, visit www.ableflight.org
  • AIRCRAFT ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION – offers nearly 40 scholarships in aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance, valued from $10,000 to $35,000 each.  For more information, visit www.aea.net/scholarship
  • AMERICAN LEGION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP FUND – established for children who have lost parents on active duty since 9-11-2001.  The American Legion’s Scholarship Fund’s mission is that no child who has lost a parent to the War on Terror will be prevented from fulfilling dreams of an education.  For more information, contact the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund @ www.irememberamerica.com  The site is hosted by C&W music artist Michael Peterson, national spokesperson for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
  • A & P Scholarships (Airframes & Powerplants) – PAMA members only, continuing education scholarship for aircraft maintenance technician professioinals.  Provides financial assistance to students who are pursuing an A&P license @ a FAA Part 147 school.  Contatct: PAMA, 636 Eye St. N.W., Ste. 300, Washington, DC 20001-3736 (202) 216.9220.
  • COMM 1 AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000 toward tuition adn flight training expenses, as well as a Comm1 VFR Radio Simulator CD-ROM training program, awaits the aspiring young pilot willing to take the “baby steps” it requires to secure it.  For more information about Comm1′s annual scholarship program visit them @ www.comm1.com.
  • CPT. JASON DAHL, UNITED AIRLINES 93 – $5,000 scholarships given in honor of United Airlines Pilot, Captain Jason Dahl, pilot of United Airlines Flight #93, killed by Islamic terrorists who crashed the aircraft in Pennsylvania on 9/11.  To learn more about the fund, visit the website @ www.dahlfund.org
  • EPPS AVIATION – CAREERS IN AVIATION – Careers in Aviation, an organization that seeks to advance aviation education & employment, ha received a donation from an Atlanta-area fixed-base operator, Epps Aviation.  The $2,500 Epps Aviation Scho9larship is designated for a potential or current student pursuing a career in aaviation who needs financial support to complete training or education.  For additional information go to http://careersinaviation.org.
  • GIRLS WITH WINGS – is an organization created to promote girls’ interest in aviation.  This year’s winner, Brenda Alarcon of Los Angeles, CA, was awarded $500 toward completing her private pilot’s certificate.  Requirements for the 2008 scholarship will be announced in August.  For additional information, contact Girls With Wings @ www.girlswithwings.com.
  • KOLSTAD AWARDS (SSA) – anyone wanting to learn how to pilot a powered aircraft should be required to learn how to fly sailplanes (gliders) first.  It is the “art” of flying in the truest sense of the word.  The Kolstad Award is awarded to 50 young Americans every year through the SSA (Soaring Society of America’s Support Youth In Soaring program.  For more information, please contact the SSA’s website @ http://www.ssa.org and then click on society/youthships.asp and scroll down to KOLSTAD for qualifications and an application.  All applications are due in the SSA offices NLT September 30th of each calendar year.
  • MOAA – the MOAA scholarship fund is a dedicated fund established for the purpose of making the dream of a college education a reality for the children of military families.  If you are the son or daughter of an active military or veteran of the US military, for more information, contact www.moaa.org/education
  • PROFESSIONAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND - annual scholarship fund for A&P license students.  Contact: PAMA Scholarship Committee, 500 NW Plaza, Ste. 912, St. Ann, MO 63074.
  • VORBECK, JOESPEH F. SCHOLARSHIP – University of Cincinnati Clermont College receives $2,500 each for 4 students per year, 2 outstanding freshmen, and 2 outstanding sophomores, for flight training financial assistance.  For additional information, contact Clermont College Financial Air Office @ 513.732.5284.

 Aircraft Electronics Association

  • Johnny Davis Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Named in memory of Johnny Davis, president of Dallas Avionics, Dallas, TX. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program. 
  • Lowell Gaylor Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Named in memory of Lowell Gaylor, president of AvEL Co., Dallas, TX. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Bud Glover Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Named in memory of Bud Glover, former vice president of general aviation sales for Bendix/King. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • David Arver Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Chuck Peacock Memorial $1,000 Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to recognize the importance of management skills and is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an aviation management program.
  • Thomas J. Slocum Memorial Scholarships to Westwood College of Aviation Technology (three at $6,000 each). Available to students who plan to attend Westwood College of Aviation Technology in Broomfield, CO, in the avionics program. These scholarships are for tuition only. All other costs (tools, fees, room, and board) will be the responsibility of the student. The applicant may not be currently enrolled at Westwood College of Aviation Technology.
  • Lee Tarbox Memorial Scholarship is given by Pacific Southwest Instruments, the $2,500 is available to high school seniors or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Leon Harris/Les Nichols Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology (more than $35,000). Available to students who plan to pursue an Associate’s Degree in applied science in aviation electronics (avionics) at Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology campus in Tulsa, OK. The award will cover all tuition expenses for eight quarters or until the recipient completes an Associate’s Degree, whichever comes first. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Tom Taylor Memorial Scholarship to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology (more than $35,000). To be awarded to an individual desiring to pursue an Associate’s Degree in applied science or a diploma in aviation maintenance Technology (AMT) at Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology’s campus in Tulsa, OK. The award will cover all tuition expenses for eight quarters, or until the recipient completes the program, whichever comes first. All other costs will be the responsibility of the student. The applicant may not be currently enrolled in the AMT program at Spartan.
  • Named in memory of Kei Takemoto, this $500 scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Named in memory of Don C. Hawkins, this $1,000 scholarship is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Sponsored by AOPA this $2,000 award is available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Garmin $2,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Honeywell Avionics $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school, college, or vocational/technical school students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • L-3 Avionics Systems $2,500 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Sporty’s Pilot Shop/Cincinnati $2,000 Avionics Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Field Aviation Co. Inc. $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited college/university in an avionics or aircraft repair program. The educational institution must be located in Canada.
  • Mid-Continent Instrument $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Dutch and Ginger Arver $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Rockwell Collins $1,000 Scholarship.Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Texas State Technical College $1,000 Scholarships. The intent of these 10 scholarships is for attendance at Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX, for enrollment in the avionics program. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals wanting to pursue an associate degree in avionics. Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in the avionics program at TSTC.
  • Duncan Aviation $1,000 Scholarship.Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc. $1,000 Scholarship. Available to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.
  • Monte R. Mitchell Global $1,000 Scholarship. Sponsored by Mid-Continent Instruments Co., this scholarship is named in honor of retired AEA president, Monte Mitchell. The scholarship is available to a European student pursuing a degree in aviation maintenance technology, avionics or aircraft repair at an accredited school located in Europe or the United States.
    For more information visit www.aea.net.

AMT Society
Two AMTScholarship awards from AMTSociety will be presented each year. They are named after individuals who have spent their professional careers promoting and advancing the skilled craft of the AMT:

  • The Charles E. Taylor Award $1,500
  • The William F. “Bill” O’Brien $1,000

Deadline is Dec. 15 of each year. Details can be found on the AMTSociety website www.AMTSociety.org under Scholarships.

Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance
Scholarships for 2009 aren’t available on the website. Last year’s scholarships included Abaris Training, CAE SimuFlite, FlightSafety Principles of Troubleshooting, Girard AMT School Scholarship, Helping Hand from Rice Family, Horizon Air Technical Training, jetBlue Maintenance Scholarships, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Pratt & Whitney, and Southwest Airlines Maintenance Training Scholarships. All applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2008. More details should be available soon at www.awam.org.

Helicopter Association International

  • Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is offering five Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) scholarships. Each of the winners will have a choice of one of the following courses made available by helicopter airframe and engine manufacturers.
  • Agusta Aerospace Corporation (A109 series)
  • Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (any model)
  • Eurocopter (all current models except Super Puma)
  • MD Helicopters (500/600/900 series)
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc. (PT6T, PT6B-36/37 or PW-206 engines)
  • Rolls Royce (250 series engine – any model)
  • Schweizer (269C-C-1, 300C/300CB) (10-day course)
  • Turbomeca (Arriel 1&2 series and Arrius 2 series engines)