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Aircraft Mechanics Scholarships

Here are some of the Aircraft Mechanics scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Buckingham Memorial Scholarship

U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher. Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships are awarded to help support the financial needs of those deserving students who have chosen to seek higher education in the science of air traffic control and other aviation disciplines, as well as children of air traffic control specialists.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

ADMA Scholarship Program

The ADMA Scholarship Fund was established to provide assistance to students pursuing careers in the aviation field. Eligibility Requirements: The scholarship program is open to third and fourth year students enrolled in a four year program at an accredited institution in order to be considered for the BS in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot scholarship programs, OR A second-year student in an A&P Program at a 2-year accredited program. Applicant must: possess a minimum of 3.0 GPA submit two letters of reference submit an approximately 500-word essay describing their desire to pursue a career in the aviation field.

GAMA Scholarship

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is an international trade association headquartered in Washington, DC representing 60 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes, engines, avionics and related equipment. GAMA's members also operate fleets of aircraft, fixed based operations, and pilot training and maintenance training facilities.The ICAS Foundation GAMA Scholarship provides tuition assistance to students enrolled in a college/university level aviation degree program. It is the goal of the scholarship to assist high-caliber individuals in obtaining the education needed to become effective leaders in the aviation industry. Applicants will be judged on their academic record, history of extracurricular participation within their school and community, and any other activities that distinguish the applicant from their peers. GAMA had teamed with the ICAS Foundation as the vehicle for this scholarship program because the air show industry is very often the most visible and memorable public contact point with the aviation industry. The eligibility requirements for this scholarship are: * A student is enrolled in an aviation-related degree program. The major field of study must be linked to at least one aspect of the industry (professional pilot; maintenance/engineering; airport administration; etc). * The student has completed at least two semesters with an aviation-related declared major, and has an established trajectory towards completion of their degree. The semesters may consist of different degree programs so long as they satisfy the first eligibility requirement. Additional selection criteria to be judged include, but are not limited to: * Applicant’s GPA. * A record of extracurricular and community participation. * Applicant has distinguished themselves from their peers. * Passionate approach toward their aviation career goals. The ICAS Foundation - GAMA Scholarship award amount is $2,000. In a unique partnership, GAMA provides $1,000 each year towards the scholarship, and the ICAS Foundation provides the other $1,000.

Richard H. Bauer Memorial Scholarship for Aviation Maintenance Technician

College/Department: Engineering - Aviation Student in aviation maintenance who has shown past dedication and work experience, financial need, high academic standards to complete course, and has future aspirations towards general aviation as a career goal.

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. One or more awards will be given each year to a rising senior in college, to be applied during the upcoming academic year. To be eligible for the WIA Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must be interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field and be a rising junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, math or science. An applicant must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application and must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories, and plan to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year. Each applicant must have a college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be female of any nationality.

Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship

The Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship honors the late Kathy Pace, who strongly believed in supporting the community. As the role of technology changes, the next generation of technology professionals need to possess the compassion and commitment to use technology as a tool to improve the world they live in. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student pursuing higher education in a technology related field, and it can be used to pay for tuition and/or other school related expenses. Eligibility Requirements The scholarship is not restricted to incoming freshman. Any technology student, at any level of their higher education, is encouraged to apply. The student must be pursuing a degree in a technology related field. The student must attend an accredited college in Texas or Louisiana. All required documents must be submitted prior to the deadline on May 1st. Submission Requirements The student chosen for the scholarship should embody the spirit of encouraging and supporting others, and demonstrate care for both the people around them, and for their community. To apply for the Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship, please submit all of the following required documents. 2 Letters of Recommendation Unofficial Copy of High School or College Transcript Personal Statement/Application “Essay” -Describe what technology means to you. -Describe how you hope to work with technology in the future. -Maximum 800 Words Please submit all application materials to info@KathyPaceScholarship.com.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship

The National Space Club offers a scholarship each year in memory of the Honorable Olin E. Teague, a Representative in Congress who aggressively supported our national space program, to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. The scholarship, in the amount of $4,000.00, is awarded to a graduating high school senior at an accredited U.S. high school. The student must be a U.S. Citizen. This scholarship program is intended to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields.

Aviation Technology Scholarship

All applicants must be Pennsylvania residents and must attend school in Pennsylvania. Applicants must be enrolled in any of the following: high school, a two or four year college program, or an Aviation Technology Program. This scholarship cateogry includes: Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance, Avionics and Aerospace Engineering.

NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and The NORDAM Group annually award $2,500 to an undergraduate who is officially enrolled as an aerospace engineering or aeronautical systems maintenance engineering major at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship

The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee is dedicated to promoting education and training as a means for business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians to enhance their professional careers.Sponsors will make scholarship awards available to recipients selected by the NBAA Flight Attendants Committee. For a full list of awards, refer to the scholarship application.The deadline for application submissions is March 31. Award recipients will be notified by e-mail or phone by May 31 and the awards will be given by June 30. Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship awards will be redeemable under the conditions established by NBAA and its sponsors, and applicants are limited to receiving one award per person every other year; i.e., recipients of the 2009 scholarship are not eligible to apply in 2010, but they will be eligible to apply again in 2011. Recipients must complete all training by July 31 or risk forfeit of the award. Recipients also are responsible for costs associated with the scholarship, such as travel and lodging expenses, unless otherwise noted.A completed and signed application form must be accompanied by an essay, resume and two letters of recommendation. See application form for details.Applications must be received by NBAA on or before March 31. Direct all questions about this application to NBAA at (202) 783-9250 or info@nbaa.org.

National Aviation Explorer Scholarships

National Aviation Exploring Committee awards General Aviation scholarships to recognize excellence among Aviation Explorers studying the technologies and the skills needed in the field of aviation. The sponsors that provide the scholarships are committed to aviation’s future leadership. Applicant’s description of their personal record should show that they can successfully complete the aviation career educational activity for which they are requesting the scholarship. Also their personal record should show their involvement in life skills, citizenship, leadership, and character education experiences that add to the quality of life. Deadlines: Aviation Explorer applications are due in the local council office for approval by March 31st of each year. Council approved aviation Explorer applications are due in the National LFL Office by May 1st of each year. Scholarships will be awarded each year by July 1st Qualifications 1. Currently registered and active in an aviation Explorer post 2. Parent or guardian approval if under 18 years of age 3. Three letters of recommendation (i.e. aviation post Advisor, aviation professional, teacher, employer, community leader, etc.) 4. 500 word educational plan showing how you are going to finance your goal for a career in aviation. Degree Leading to an Aviation Profession (Scholarship value $10,000) Awarded to an Aviation Explorer accepted or attending an accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree leading to an aviation profession. Provide a copy of your high school or college transcript. Avionics (Scholarship value $3,000) Awarded to an Aviation Explorer high school seniors or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an avionics repair program. Pilot (Pilot Certificate) (Scholarship value $3,000) Awarded to an Aviation Explorer pursuing their recreational or private pilot certificate (any type aircraft) and are not restricted to those pursuing a career in aviation. Flight training must be completed within one year. Candidates are judged on the strength of their essay stating their plan for a career in aviation, evidence of satisfactory initial flight training, and performance history in education and/or work, volunteerism, financial need. Maintenance (Scholarship value $3,000) Awarded to an Aviation Explorer high school seniors or college students who plan to or are attending an accredited school in an aircraft repair program. Management (Scholarship value $3,000) Awarded to an Aviation Explorer student in an aviation management program (to include design, engineering, airport management, etc.) at an accredited college or university.

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