Aviation scholarships available

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The Alaska Airmen's Association Inc. recently created three annual individual $2,500 scholarships to promote professional development and aviation careers. The application deadline is Sept. 30. Scholarships will be awarded later in the fall.

The John P. Culhane Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career in professional piloting. The funds may be used to obtain a private pilot certificate or any advanced ratings needed as the student works to obtain his or her commercial pilot rating or ATP.

The F. Atlee Dodge Maintenance Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career as an aircraft maintenance technician, including those currently enrolled in an accredited airframe and power plant (A&P) program at an approved FAR Part 147 school. For more than 60 years, Dodge has contributed engineering, design, fabrication and certification of aircraft parts to accommodate Alaska's unique flying conditions.

The Bob Reeve Professional Aviation Management Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant to pursue his or her educational goal of a career in aviation management. It also can be applied to aviation operations, safety, education, training, scheduling, dispatching and law. Reeve Aleutian Airways served Alaska for nearly 70 years.

All awards will be made to U.S. citizens without regard to sex, race, religion or national origin. The Alaska Airmen will annually award students who are officially enrolled at an accredited university or aviation institution. For more information or an application, visit www.alaskaairmen.com or call (907) 245-1251.

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