Tue, Feb 21, 2006
ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to Aviation
Explorers this year by the National Aviation Exploring Committee.
These scholarships are intended to encourage Aviation Explorers to
study the technologies and acquire the skills necessary for an
aviation career. Aviation Exploring is a youth development program
open to young men and women between the ages of 14-20.
The five separate scholarships to be awarded in 2006 include a
scholarship for a course of study leading to an aviation profession
($10,000); Avionics ($3000); Pilot training for Recreational or
Private certificate ($3000); Maintenance ($3000) and Aviation
In order to qualify for one of the five scholarships, an
individual must be currently registered and active in an Aviation
Explorer post. If the applicant is under 18 years of age, parental
or guardian approval is required. In addition to a completed
application, three letters of recommendation are required along
with a 500-word educational plan that explains how the applicant
will finance his or her goal for a career in aviation.
Gold Level sponsors for
the 2006 Aviation Explorer scholarships include Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association (AOPA), Cessna Foundation, Frasca International,
Inc., Garmin and Sporty's Pilot Shop. Numerous other companies and
individuals have donated additional funds to finance these
The Aviation Exploring National Committee recognizes the variety
of rewarding aviation opportunities, and that qualified and
motivated Aviation Explorers should be given encouragement and
assistance in choosing a career in aviation. Through the years, the
National Aviation Exploring Committee has been a loyal and generous
supporter of projects designed to promote aviation to the general
public and especially the youth. This long standing dedication to
the aviation community continues with the National Aviation
Explorer Scholarship Program.
Specific requirements for each scholarship as well as
applications for these scholarships are available to download at www.aviationexploring.org
and are due to the local council office for approval by March 31,
2006. Scholarships will be awarded by July 1, 2006.
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