Washington, DC — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced today that it is now taking applications for its prestigious Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” Award, which comes with a $2,000 cash prize.
The award is named for founder and past President of GAMA, Edward W. Stimpson. Given annually, the scholarship goes to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to and will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program at a university or college of his or her choice. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic skills, extracurricular activities and an essay on what aviation means to the student and how he or she plans to pursue an aviation career.
Applications are due by April 13, 2018. For more information, or to access the application, please visit the GAMA website.
For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 637-1375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northrop Rice Foundation are starting another year’s program of distributing financial, equipment, technical book, and tool support to AMT students, instructors, and part 147 schools. The program will also provide support to U.S. military veterans enrolled in AMT training programs or working to convert their experience into an A&P license, and to students enrolled in Avionics training programs. Here is a summary of the opportunities:
Institutions must be members of NRF to apply. Visit northropricefoundation.org/ for more information.
Contact: Jay Johnson, National Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: (720) 744-6632
December 27, 2017 – The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for two AMFA Scholarships for 2018. Scholarships will be $2500, payable to each recipient’s institution of higher learning.
Last year’s scholarships were awarded to students of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.
“Assisting in the education of the next generation of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) is one of AMFA’s ambitions,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National Director. “We are delighted to be offering this opportunity as costs have risen to obtain a FAA Airframe & Powerplant license.”
Those who apply must be currently enrolled in a school or university to gain their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, be a US Citizen, and submit a 500-word essay about the difference between a craft specific union and an industrial union. Applications and further information can be found on the Education page of the AMFA National website.
Founded in 1962, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union. AMFA represents licensed and unlicensed technicians and related employees actively involved in the aviation industry. These technician and related employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents. For more information about AMFA visit www.amfanational.org.
Cincinnati, OH — Winning a scholarship gets you access to once in a lifetime opportunities with some of the most sought-after companies in aviation. AWAM Scholarships provide excellent educational opportunities that will increase your credentials, and further develop your skills. For students, scholarship funds will help to upgrade your tool box, pay your way through college and attend valuable networking events. All Scholarships will be awarded March 24th at the AWAM Scholarship Breakfast during the 2018 WAI conference in Reno, NV. The application deadline is November 1, 2017.
This year AWAM is offering 49 Scholarships totaling over $185,000 for students and professionals in the field of Aviation Maintenance. Scholarships include: engine maintenance training from Pratt & Whitney, Safran, and Continental; Aircraft specific training from Bombardier, Southwest, JetBlue, UPS and FedEx; composite repair training from Abaris; AET training from Flamingo Air, Principles of Troubleshooting courses from Delta, and an Inspection Authorization course from Bakers School of Aeronautics. Other scholarships include tools, conference attendance, money for college, and A&P testing including the Oral and Practical. AWAM membership is required to apply, and some scholarships do have gender restrictions as stated in the requirements.
AWAM formed for the purpose of championing women's professional growth in the aviation maintenance field by providing information sharing, networking, education, fostering a sense of community, and increasing public awareness of women in the industry. AWAM also assists students with career counseling and mentoring support. AWAM scholarships assist the seasoned mechanic in the advancement of their career by offering industry specific training courses. Many fortune 500 aviation companies gain top notch employees through AWAM. AWAM is a nonprofit organization and an industry leader in supporting diversity. For additional information Visit www.awam.org/scholarships.
The Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association supports those that aspire to begin or enhance a career in aviation through its RACCA Aviation Scholarship. The purpose of the award is to promote aviation careers and increase awareness of opportunities in the air cargo industry.
Two $750 awards are available to students pursuing a career in aviation as a pilot or aircraft mechanic. For more information and to apply, visit www.raccaonline.org.
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) is now accepting applications for 2018 scholarship and award programs. Application packets must be postmarked by November 1, 2017.
AWAM’s Scholarship Program supports the diverse skills required in the field of Aviation Maintenance & Technology. AWAM began its scholarship program in 2002 with four scholarships awarded to eight recipients. In 2017, AWAM awarded over $185,000 in scholarships to 21 females and 9 males.
Scholarship opportunities are not just for initial students or women. Many are for those already working in the field, transitioning from the military, and for men as well. For more information visit https://www.awam.org/scholarships/.
At WAI’s 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, 103 individual scholarships equaling $569,965 will be awarded. As is the tradition, these scholarships are available for both flight training and scholastic funding with specific scholarships earmarked for nearly every aspect of the aviation and aerospace community, including aviation maintenance.
The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s conference, held next year in Reno, Nevada, from March 22-24, 2018. Additional scholarships will be added in the coming months, and the total value of awarded scholarships typically reaches more than $600,000 annually.
The only underlying qualification to apply for a WAI scholarship is that the applicant must be a member of Women in Aviation International as of November 1, 2017. New this year, applicants may apply for up to three scholarships, plus internships. Delta Air Lines, for example, is offering a 13-week paid 2018 summer internship for a college student studying business management or industrial engineering. Individual scholarships may have additional qualifications to apply.
Nearly all scholarships may be applied for electronically and submitted through wai.org/education/scholarships. Applications may also be mailed through the traditional postal process as well. The 2018 scholarship program runs through November 13, 2017.
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