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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.

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.

BFGoodrich Component Services 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. Scholarships are awarded without regard to sex, race, creed, religion, age or country of origin. All scholarships are based on merit with restrictions. Scholarship applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 point scale) to apply for a scholarship. Selection factors include expression of mechanical ability, aviation interests, class attendance, motivation, technical aptitude, scholastic record, responsibility, and commitment to the aviation industry. Scholarships do not apply to pilot training, instrument ratings, or air traffic control programs.

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.

Garmin - Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship

Available to high school, college or vocational/technical school students who plan to or are attending an accredited vocational/technical school in an avionics or aircraft repair program. Please Note:  Scholarship monies must be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and/or tools only.  Scholarship monies cannot be used for any type of flight training or air traffic control programs.  Scholarships will be made payable to the recipient and his/her school, and must be endorsed by both parties.  Scholarship monies will not be disbursed until the student has enrolled per the scholarship sponsor’s criteria (verified by the school’s business office).  All scholarships are merit based with restrictions.  Scholarship applicants must have at least a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

Yukiko Howell Memorial S.T.E.M. Scholarship

The Washington State Chapter of Women in Aviation, International offers a $1,500 scholarship for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in memory of Yukiko Howell. Yukiko taught math, science, and Japanese language for many years at Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Washington. After obtaining her private pilot certificate, Yukiko taught weekly aviation lessons at her school, including the basics of flying. She advocated aviation in her lessons, emphasizing math and science proficiency as a means to achieve an exciting aviation career. She used her own flight training and experience to motivate her students, and she enlisted the help of aviation colleagues to complement her own stories. Yukiko happily volunteered for the Washington State Chapter's scholarship committee and at local education and outreach events, along with volunteering at WAI conferences, Sally Ride Science Festivals, and on the Museum of Flight Women Fly planning committee. In addition to all WAI requirements the applicant shall be pursuing higher education toward a STEM career or continuing education STEM classes, be enrolled in an accredited institution (including two- and four-year colleges, technical institutes, and certificate programs), have experience volunteering in STEM or aviation-related events and/or WAI activities in the previous year, and submit an essay that includes detailed explanations of the applicant's career plans, goals, and volunteer experiences. The scholarship must be used within one year of receipt and will be paid directly to an accredited program/institution. Funds may be applied to tuition, books, or laboratory fees. Funds may not be used for housing, transportation, flight training, meals, or incidental expenses. STEM careers include, but are not limited to, science, engineering, air traffic controller, avionics technician, dispatch certification, aircraft mechanic, meteorologist, or educator for STEM. Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation, International by November 1, 2014, and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. All application materials can be submitted in the same envelope. These requirements are the minimum for all scholarships unless otherwise indicated. Some scholarships may require additional information, please read the description thoroughly to make sure you meet all requirements. For each scholarship include three stapled (no folders) complete application sets (one original and two copies) of the following information: Official WAI application form Two one-page recommendation letters (originals - no photocopies) Typed, descriptive 500-word essay Professional résumé Copies of all aviation and medical certificates and the last three pages of your pilot logbook (if applicable)

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.

The Stone Foundation 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. Please Note:  Scholarship monies must be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and/or tools only.  Scholarship monies cannot be used for any type of flight training or air traffic control programs.  Scholarships will be made payable to the recipient and his/her school, and must be endorsed by both parties.  Scholarship monies will not be disbursed until the student has enrolled per the scholarship sponsor’s criteria (verified by the school’s business office).  All scholarships are merit based with restrictions.  Scholarship applicants must have at least a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

Garmin–Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship

Available to a high school, college or vocational/technical school student who plans to attend or is attending an accredited vocational/technical school in an avionics or aircraft maintenance program.

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.

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.

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