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Scholarships

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), created by the Mercury 7 astronauts, awards twenty-eight $10,000 scholarships annually. Their mission is to promote the importance of science and technology to the general public, and they provide college scholarships for students pursuing science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degrees. Scholarship candidates must be at least second year (sophomore) college students, have excellent grades, and have conducted a substantial amount of lab and research work in their field. In addition, they must be nominated by a faculty member at one of the 27 participating colleges and universities, so check the list and contact the ASF liaison at your school if you are interested in applying for this prestigious award.Click Here

The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation scholarship program provides scholarship assistance for students interested in careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry. Awards range from $1,000 to $35,000 and include scholarships for specific schools (Tom Taylor Memorial Scholarships to Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology in Tulsa, Okla.); studying in Canada (Field Aviation Co. Inc. Scholarship); type of program (Chuck Peacock Memorial Scholarship for students planning to study aviation management); and birth continent (Monte R. Mitchell Global Scholarship for European students pursuing a degree in aviation maintenance technology). The scholarship deadline for the 2013-2014 school year has passed. Please check back in October to download applications for the 2014-2015 school year Click Here

If you are a resident of New England, look no further for scholarship opportunities than the Aero Club of New England. ACONE provides numerous scholarship awards for pilot training and aircraft maintenance. To be eligible for the Aircraft Maintenance Scholarship, students must use the scholarship funds within one year, demonstrate financial need, and be at least 16 years old. To be eligible for the Pilot Scholarship, s tudents must also hold current Airman and Medical Certificates and have accumulated a total flight time of 100 hours. Your AEO, Capt. Brian Freeman, has all the applications, so please see him if you are interested in this opportunity. The postmark deadline is 31 MAR 14, so please don't hesitate to speak with him if you feel you might qualify! Brian C. Freeman, Capt, CAP Aerospace Education Officer Westover Composite Squadron

In an effort to support outstanding student pilots, the AOPA Foundation will be awarding ten scholarships in 2014. Each scholarship will provide $5,000 to a student pilot pursuing an FAA sport, recreational, or private pilot certificate. The recipients will be chosen based on merit, including previous accomplishments, ability to set goals, and demonstrated commitment to flight training and general aviation. The scholarships will be awarded at the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, October 4th, 2014. The winners will be notified prior to the Homecoming Fly-In, and do not need to be present to accept the award. Click Here




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